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Little Cubs fan is brought to tears by the joy of getting a Kris Bryant baseball card

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is among the more popular players among young fans. He's young, talented and plays for the best team in baseball, so it's easy to see why. He even brings tears of joy to the eyes of his smallest supporters.This little tike named Eli opened a pack of baseball cards and in it was a Kris Bryant card. The moment he discovered what he had just obtained,...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: NLCS rematch key to Cubs season

“So close, no matter how far….” These words are the opening lyrics to Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” single from their self-titled album in 1991. It is also the words many Chicago Cubs fans were saying after the team was swept by the New York Mets in the 2015 National League Championship Series. While that phrase “couldn’t […] Chicago Cubs: NLCS rematch key...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: The infamous Lou Brock trade

Hot streaks, cold streaks. A team wins, another loses. It’s all part of baseball, and so the trades, some made, and some not made. The trade deadline is nearing and you can sense the excitement of a loyal fan as he sees what his team has done. “Take a look at that trade they made!,” […] Chicago Cubs: The infamous Lou Brock trade - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Series Preview: Cubs vs. Mets, June 30-July 3

Extremely soused Don Draper voice: “Step right up and greet the Mets…” When asked about the upcoming four-game set against the Mets in Queens, Kyle Hendricks said, “We’ve got a little chip on our shoulders.” Well, the Cubs might enter the series with a chip on their shoulder due to last year’s NLCS sweep to […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

SNC: Cubs continue dominance of Reds with series sweep

The Cubs continued their dominance of the Reds this season by sweeping their divisional foes in Cincinnati.
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

Wilson Contreras takes foul tip to the groin (Video)

Chicago Cubs rookie catcher Wilson Contreras took a foul tip to the groin in the bottom of the ninth inning during Wednesday's game against Cincinnati.Contreras danced halfway up the third base line and onto the infield grass as he tried to walk off the pain while his teammates in the dugout couldn't help but laugh. Fortunately, Contreras was wearing his cup.[MLB] This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: John Lackey, Cubs open series with Mets tonight on CSN

John Lackey and the Cubs open a four-game series with the Mets tonight, and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet at 6:10 p.m. Then
Via CSN Chicago
16 hours ago

Another Game, Another Freakishly Good Defensive Play From Javy Baez (Video)

I don’t…I just…huh? Normal humans can’t move that way, can’t react in that manner. All standard reactions to watching Ednel Javier Baez conduct his daily regimen of wizardry on the diamond. First it was the slide-to-flip-to-barehand-to-throw-from-butt play that might have been the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. Even more amazing than the time I saved those old people...
Via Cubs Insider
17 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Jake Arrieta Pitching From Behind

After his incredible run in the second half of the 2015 season, Chicago Cubs fans are hoping Jake Arrieta will continue to have some magic up his sleeve again this year following the All-Star break. Disguised behind the team’s incredible first half of 2016 and an exploding offensive lineup filled with players who bring their […] Chicago Cubs: Jake Arrieta Pitching From Behind...
Via Cubbies Crib
18 hours ago

Cubs start fast, rip 3 HRs to sweep away Reds

Following two games where they took early leads before seeing the Reds tighten matters, the Cubs scored first and never looked back on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. Three home runs, including an inside-the-park homer by Anthony Rizzo, and plenty of add-on runs kept them trucking for a 9-2 victory over the Reds and a three-game series sweep.
Via Cubs.com
20 hours ago

Watch: Anthony Rizzo hits inside-the-park home run off Billy Hamilton’s face

Here’s an absolutely bonkers sequence of events in the world of baseball. In Wednesday’s afternoon matchup between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, Anthony Rizzo hit what appeared to be a routine pop fly to left field. Reds outfielders Billy Hamilton and Adam Duvall both aggressively went for the ball, but got crossed up. Duvall outright missed the ball, and it slid past...
Via The Comeback
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: PGL: Maddon outduels Reds in extra inning chess game

The Cubs Postgame Live team breaks down Joe Maddon's bizzare moves in extra innings to lead the Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Via CSN Chicago
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Versatility enables Maddon to think outside the box

Tuesday night's unorthodox extra-innings managerial decisions from Joe Maddon were made possible by Travis Wood's versatility. But while the use of Wood will stick out because of the atypical nature of it, versatility is something that has defined Maddon-led teams throughout his managerial career.
Via Cubs.com
23 hours ago

Anthony Rizzo Keeps Getting Better

Who is the best hitter in the National League? The easy and “right” answer, insomuch as one exists, is Bryce Harper, as we’re mere months removed from watching him put up the best season at the plate by a 22-year-old since Ted Williams. But with Harper currently producing at the plate at a rate more comparable to guys like Odubel Herrera and Stephen Piscotty, it’s natural...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Almora, Contreras Helping Save Cubs as Depth Gains in Importance

Dexter Fowler CF Ben Zobrist 2B Anthony Rizzo 1B Kyle Schwarber LF Jorge Soler RF Miguel Montero C Tommy La Stella 3B If you didn’t know any better, you might think that that was a lineup run out by Joe Maddon on a getaway day in 2016. Of course, you do know better (and probably […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 76 Recap: Cubs 7 Reds 2

In the course of human history, there are times when ordinary people are thrust into harrowing situations that are too daunting to have previously comprehended. But when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, do we rise to meet these challenges? Do we shrink in the face of incalculable adversity? Heroes are made in these moments, and […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs use six players (including three pitchers) in LF in 15-inning win over Reds

The Chicago Cubs gave us one of the more bizarre baseball games in recent memory Tuesday night, eventually beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 in 15 innings on a RBI single by Kris Bryant and then a grand slam from Javier Baez, and making plenty of history along the way. The particularly unconventional part of the game saw Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon use six different players in left...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant is first player to ever hit 3 HRs, 2 doubles in a game

This just in: Kris Bryant is good. Bryant won the 2015 NL Rookie of the Year, and is taking things to another level in his second big-league season with the Chicago Cubs. On Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark, Bryant went 5-for-5 at the dish, with three homers, and two doubles. Get this: No one else in major-league history has ever hit three homers...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Chicago Cubs shouldn’t trade Kyle Schwarber

Kyle Schwarber was a major reason the Cubs made it all the way to the National League Championship Series last year. He provided a spark when he was called up mid season and was dynamite in the playoffs. Considering he’s out the rest of the year with a torn ACL, Schwarber has come up in numerous trade rumors as the trade deadline approaches. The Cubs are in dire need of bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta will be forced to get tattoo after losing bet

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta will be the proud owner of a Coastal Carolina tattoo after they eliminated TCU from the College World Series. TCU alum Arrieta made a bet with teammate Tommy La Stella, a Coastal Carolina alum, over the outcome of their College World Series showdown. The loser had to get the winning team’s logo tattooed on them, and Coastal Carolina beat TCU twice to make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: STL: Len Kasper discusses a new-look Cubs lineup

Len Kasper discusses the latest on the Cubs, including a new lineup in the absences of Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs Should Trade Kyle Schwarber

For weeks now, rumors have been swirling around the Chicago Cubs organization that they are want to, and are likely to, make a significant trade before the July 31 Non-Waiver Trade Deadline. The MLB-leading Cubs (47-24) already have a deep and talented roster, but with the right acquisition they could really separate themselves from the rest of the league.One of the more...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role could help him get back on track.  For the moment, the plan is to get him a spot start before the...
Via World Series Dreaming
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Baez makes beautiful throw from his bottom but just misses

Spoiler that you should have inferred from the headline: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto was ruled safe after umpires reviewed the play, nevertheless it was a defensive gem from Chicago Cubs third baseman Javier Baez. (Check out video above.)Baez ranged a few steps toward short on a hard chopper by Realmuto and managed to get enough glove on it to stop the ball and knock it into the...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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