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Cubs place Starlin Castro on bereavement list, recall Logan Watkins

getty images The Chicago Cubs have placed shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list following the death of his cousin and three close friends this week in the Dominican Republic. Castro left the Cubs on Wednesday and could miss an entire week before returning. To replace Castro on the roster the Cubs have recalled Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa. For the time-being the...
Via Tireball.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fan drinking from a baby bottle? Cubs fan drinking from a baby bottle (video)

It’s not entirely clear exactly what’s going on here, but here’s an adult Chicago Cubs fan sneaking some sips (sucks?) out of his infant child’s bottle. Yeah. It occurred during the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants, and it left the announcers somewhat flummoxed. There is a chance he simply […] The post Cubs fan drinking from a baby...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants win protest over called game, MLB cites negligence by Cubs grounds crew

For the first time in 28 years, Major League Baseball has upheld a protest made by the San Francisco Giants over a rain-shortened game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday. The game will resume on Thursday afternoon. The original game was delayed in the fifth inning by a 15-minute rainstorm and was […] The post Giants win protest over called game, MLB cites negligence...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maybe the Cubs Don’t Need to Trade for a Pitcher

The Cubs have a lot of very good young hitting prospects. Many of those prospects played shortstop in the minor leagues, which has caused people to wonder whether they should trade a hitting prospect for a pitching prospect. Jeff Sullivan did a nice job of explaining why this isn’t actually a real problem, and the […]
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants win protest over tarp malfunction, game to be finished

The Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants in less than five innings on Tuesday night after the grounds crew was unable to cover the infield with a tarp during a torrential downpour. But after winning their appeal on Wednesday, the Giants are now technically trailing the Cubs 2-0 heading into the bottom of the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Ground Crew Struggles With Tarp Leading To Rain-Shortened Game (Video)

Being a baseball grounds crew member is a pretty thankless job, as the Chicago Cubs’ crew was reminded on Tuesday night. A quick, but strong storm swept through the North Side on Tuesday night, hammering Wrigley Field with sheets of pouring rain. The storm — which didn’t affect the White Sox game on the South Side — popped up quickly and forced the grounds crew to scramble...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nobody Wants to be Like Mike: Are Mike Olt’s Days Numbered with the Cubs?

Chicago Cubs fans around the Nation won’t stop talking about their future position players, and what their team is going to look like in 2015. With an infield consisting of Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Starlin Castro, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, many fans forget to mention one of the first players acquired in this rebuild process: Mike Olt. Olt was one of the players the Cubs...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants lose rain-shortened game due to Cubs grounds crew’s ineptitude (vids/pics)

A far from competent effort by the Wrigley Field grounds crew covering up the field during a rainstorm at least partially precipitated — pun intended — a game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants being deemed official after only four-and-a-half innings played. With the Cubs up 2-0 in the bottom of fifth inning […] The post Giants lose rain-shortened game due to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nobody’s Worse At Their Job Than The Cubs Ground Crew

At first it was just a sprinkle. Then the winds picked up. Then the monsoon rolled in, dropping buckets of rain on Wrigley Field. All of it was too much for the grounds crew, who tried desperately to get the tarp down before the infield flooded. They failed and it led to a several hour delay. Sometime in the middle of the night, the umps gave up too and called the game in the fifth...
Via With Leather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs ground crew screws up tarp, leads to called game

With the Cubs beating the Giants in the bottom of the 5th, it started to rain. Then this happened. After quite some time and the rain died down and the job was finished. But the field was quite a mess. A huge mess and with the Cubs winning in the 5th, the Giants hoped the field could be tended to so the game could resume rather than be suspended as a Cubs win. And so it started…...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs Ground Crew Having Some Issues

A combination of rain and wind starting coming in something fierce during the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday evening. The Cubs grounds crew didn’t seem too prepared for the conditions. And the comedy that came with it was pretty awesome.  As you can imagine, jokes came in left and right on social media. When your grounds crew is more embarrassing...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Crew Fails Miserably Putting Tarp Down, Video Set To Yakety Sax

The Chicago Cubs grounds crew had some major issues when it started pouring rain in Chicago. They did a horrible job pulling out the tarp and now this epic failure has been set to the tune of Yakety Sax to create the perfect video. Oh yeah and the Cubs were winning this game at the […] The post Chicago Cubs Crew Fails Miserably Putting Tarp Down, Video Set To Yakety Sax appeared...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

When Could the Cubs Compete?

When Theo Epstein came to Chicago in 2011, many realized that the rebuilding plan would consume the 2012, 2013, and likely 2014 campaigns. However many thought 2015 would be the yer the Cubs could start competing, and as we draw nearer to 2015, perhaps we should examine that assertion. Indeed, 2014 has been lost in the name of progress, but with each passing day, the organization...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rookie Javier Baez Crushes 434-Foot Home Run Into Second Deck (Video)

Chicago Cubs phenom Javier Baez continues to wow with his power. The 21-year-old rookie was at it again Monday afternoon against the New York Mets, absolutely crushing his fifth home run in 14 games since being called up to the big leagues. Baez’s latest blast came in the ninth inning, as he launched a mammoth two-run shot into Citi Field’s second deck in left field to give the...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Hector Rondon proving he is more than capable

In 2009, Hector Rondon was named the minor league pitcher of the year in the Cleveland Indians organization. He was poised to have an even better year heading into 2010, but then his career took a turn for the worst. After Rondon made seven starts to begin the 2010 season, he was sidelined with soreness in his elbow, and was then advised to have Tommy John surgery after the injury...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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