College of Starting Pitchers

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I understand that the alternatives are as appealing as the selection of women at closing time at the neighborhood dive, but I wish the Cubs would pull the plug on the James Russell-in-the-starting-rotation experiment.

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Where Have You Gone, Jeff Samardzija?

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, August 28, 2010

How do you know that you're in a room with somebody who went to Notre Dame?

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Ryno's Not Just Doing It, He's Doing It Well

By Chris Rewers on Monday, August 9, 2010

The longtime intramural sports director ay my alma mater, St. Ambrose University, was a gentleman named Leo Kilfoy. Kilfoy used to hand out t-shirts as awards for intramural champions, runners-up, and all-stars that usually included a motivational phrase of the back. One of those maxims on a shirt that I owned was a play on the old Nike slogan and read, "Don't just do it. Do it better!"

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Will Diamond Take Our Minds Off Cubs' Wrinkles?

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Cubs announced Saturday that Thomas Diamond was purchased from Triple A Iowa and added to the team's 40-man roster. He will replace the departed Ted Lilly in the starting rotation.

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