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"Fire this page up," says Pastor Sonny Thomas.
One game with the stud rookie at shortstop and Cub fans are once again afflicted with pennant fever. A word of historical caution . . .
It's hard to remember after watching Mike Fontenot and Jeff Baker man the position, but the Cubs have had three Hall of Fame second basemen.
"In one of his last public speeches before retiring, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Monday bypassed talk of the court's deep ideological divide and the battle to replace him and instead talked to a Chicago legal group about his beloved Cubs," the Tribune reports.
Two pitchers, one Cub and one Red, go the full nine innings without giving up a hit. Guess which one lost?
Great hitter, terrible manager, compulsive gambler, incredibly unpleasant personality, and birthday boy.