August 2010 Archives for Agony & Ivy

Girardi's Still Trying To Focus on Managing the Yankees

By Chris Rewers on Friday, August 27, 2010

Joe Girardi, I assume, is in complete agreement with Deadspin's David Matthews that much of the talk so far regarding who the next Cubs manager is going to be has been wild speculation.

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Reds 7, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Friday, August 27, 2010

Hero: Rookie reliever Marcos Mateo had his best of his eight major league outings, striking out all three hitters he faced, in the bottom of the eighth.

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Colvin Has Shot at Cubs Rookie Home Run Mark

By Chris Rewers on Friday, August 27, 2010

He may not be the best rookie on his team, but Tyler Colvin has a great shot at breaking Billy Williams' 49-year-old Cubs rookie home run record. If Colvin avoids injury, plays regularly, and continues to hit home runs at his current frequency, the mark will belong to him.

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Milner Rains on Rainey's Parade

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, August 26, 2010

"C'mon Chris, give it up!" has been the constant refrain of family members and friends in recent weeks.

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Castro A Hit, But Defense Needs Work

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, August 26, 2010

Starlin Castro, whose eighth inning RBI double snapped a scoreless tie in the Cubs' 4-0 victory at Washington on Wednesday, is now hitting .315 and is five plate appearances shy of qualifying for the National League batting championship.

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The Tickets Won't Cost Peanuts

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Cubs have designated the batter's eye skybox at Wrigley Field as a peanut-free zone and have reserved the area for fans with allergies.

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Cubs at Cooperstown

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WGN Sports executive producer Bob Vorwald shared these photos of Cubs artifacts that are displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., on his Chicago Baseball Stories chicagonow.com blog.

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Cubs 4, Nationals 0

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hero: Ryan Dempster (12-8), now 4-0 with a 1.57 ERA in his five August starts, allowed just two hits, walked one, and struck out eight over seven shutout innings.

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Silva Rehab Start Scheduled in Peoria

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Joe Girardi and his first-place New York Yankees will be in town to play the White Sox and the Cubs will be visiting the first-place Cincinnati Reds on Friday. But, if you'd prefer to make a short road trip, the Class A Peoria Chiefs will be hosting the Cedar Rapids Kernels. And Carlos Silva will be their starting pitcher.

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Rozner on Ramirez

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Daily Herald sports columnist Barry Rozner wrote another recent gem, regarding Aramis Ramirez and his recent comments regarding his player option worth nearly $18 million (when you include his 2012 buyout).

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