April 2011 Archives for Agony & Ivy

Remembering Jackie Robinson - and Mike Royko

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, April 16, 2011

This is a terrific post, courtesy of Bob Vorwald. Mike Royko recalls attending Jackie Robinson's first game at Wrigley Field on May 18, 1947. Royko's column was published on Oct. 25, 1972 after Robinson's death. (From One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko).

Rockies 5, Cubs 0

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hero: Aramis Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double off the right-field scoreboard to raise his average to .360. Ramirez was hitting .143 entering play on April 16, 2010.

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Life on Top

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, April 16, 2011

According to the preseason prognosticators, one of the Cubs' glaring weaknesses was supposed to be the leadoff spot.

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Greatest Moments, No. 3: Kerry Wood's 20-Strikeout Game

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, April 14, 2011

(Editor's Note: Twenty-eighth in a series recalling the 30 greatest moments in Cubs history.)

My friend, Terry, gave me a call on Wednesday morning, May 6, 1998, and asked if I wanted to join him for that afternoon's game at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and the Houston Astros.

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Cubs 9, Astros 5

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hero: Alfonso Soriano hit his fourth home run of the season - a three-run shot during the Cubs' five-run first inning - and, with help from a Starlin Castro relay throw, gunned down Houston's Brett Wallace at the plate when Wallace tried to score from first on a Matt Downs double in the second inning.

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Astros 11, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hero: Tyler Colvin, who entered the game hitting just .115, but homered in the seventh and doubled in the ninth.

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Welcome, Doug Davis!

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Remember how Jim Hendry and the rest of the Cubs front office would always downplay the extent of the injuries suffered by Mark Prior and Kerry Wood?

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Cubs Can't Even Beat Seagulls

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Last week, I asked what the Cubs could do to solve the seagull problem at Wrigley Field.

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Cubs 5, Astros 4

By Chris Rewers on Monday, April 11, 2011

Heroes: The first two hitters in the Cubs' lineup - Starlin Castro (3-for-5) and Darwin Barney (2-for-3) - combined for five hits and scored all five of the Cubs' runs in the first four innings against Houston starter Nelson Figueroa (0-2).

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Brewers 6, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hero: Aramis Ramirez (3-for-5, 3 RBI) doubled three times off Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo. Six of the Cubs' 11 hits Sunday were doubles.

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