Maybe I’m just jealous of Dan Plesac. I’m left handed. I have about as much muscle mass. He had an 18-year Major League career which he parlayed into a gig at Comcast as an analyst. I’m blogging about him. Yeah. Maybe jealousy is the case. Or maybe it’s his right […]
Have you ever played the game “Do, Dump, or Marry?” It’s a game played in public when a friend chooses three random people out of a crowd. The player must pick one person to “do,” one to “dump,” and one to “marry.” It’s a stupid game. I only bring it […]
SOUTH BEND, Ind.–Former Notre Dame wide receiver Jeff Samardzija, who was drafted by the Cubs last year, has decided to forgo his football career for a career pitching with the Cubs. Samardzija’s Tommy John surgery has been scheduled for late August.
Did you guys catch the “Zoo-Doo” fever in the summer of 2000? I sure did. Cubs prospect Julio Zuleta looked like a guy who could hit, posting an impressive line in a small sample of at-bats in 2000. Plus, Zuleta was the closest thing to a real-life President Palmer Pedro […]
ARLINGTON, Tex.–Former slugger Sammy Sosa, out of baseball since the 2005 season, is looking to revitalize his career in the place where it all started. Sosa worked out Tuesday in Arlington for the Texas Rangers, where his career began eighteen years ago. After hitting .221 with only 14 home runs […]
Todd Zeile wore a lot of uniforms in his career (11, to be exact), and he was a halfway decent utilityman for the better part of 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. But not as a Cub. In his 79 games as a Cub, Zeile put up the worst numbers […]
Recipe for ending a career: 2 pts. Tommy John surgery 1 pt. Cub uniform Age 34 years Stress 8 innings Add a pinch of Dusty Baker And that brings us to #124 on our Bottom 126, Chad Fox. What. The hell. Were you thinking? I have no idea what a […]
CHICAGO–Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano asked for $15.5M in 2007. The Cubs offered $11.025M. Don’t sweat, Carlos. You’ll get your money. Pay the man what he’s worth, Jim. If Theodore Roosevelt Lilly is worth $10M/year, Biz Z is a steal at $15.5M/year.
ST. LOUIS–The 2009 All-Star Game will take place in the new Busch Stadium. The decision was made by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig after Gary, Indiana, Newark, New Jersey, and Compton, California failed to get their bids in on time for consideration. Busch: The Champagne of Crotch Sweat Baseball […]
CHICAGO–The Cubs agreed to a two-year deal with left-handed reliever Will Ohman. The Cubs expect Ohman to benefit from put on fifty pounds because of another year around Scott Eyre. Details of the contract are not yet known. UPDATE: SI says the contract is 2 years, $2.5M.