1. A Letter From Tom Ricketts

    This is the letter I received from the Cubs Community Connection as a resident of Wrigleyville. It’s Tom Ricketts’ explanation for the Toyota sign going up in left field… ...

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  2. Cubs Purchase Rube Waddell

    Baseball historian and noted Rube Waddell expert, Dan O’Brien, emailed me this nugget about the Cubs purchase of Waddell…109 years ago to the date! It’s good stuff...

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  3. How Good Is Gorzo?

    The Cubs scored more runs in the first inning Sunday, four, than they’ve averaged all season for Tom Gorzelanny…about 1.75 rpg. The southpaw entered Sunday’s game as the best pitcher in baseball…without a win! (0-3, 2...

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  4. How Good Is Gorzo?

    The Cubs scored more runs in the first inning Sunday, four, than they’ve averaged all season for Tom Gorzelanny…about 1.75 rpg. Considering the southpaw entered Sunday’s game as the best pitcher in baseball without a win (0-3, 2...

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  5. Marlon Byrd Is The Word!

    Raise your hand if you expected Marlon Byrd to bat over .300 into May…my hand isn’t raised…anyone else? Nearly half of Byrd’s hits (15-of-35) have been for extra bases...

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  6. Cubs Are Snakebitten

    Cubs always seem struggle against Arizona. Not exactly sure why that is, but they’ve just 38-53 all time against the Snakes…and having won just one series against them ...

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  7. Moving Stinks, So Do The Cubs

    I’m on the move this week. New condo on the north side of the ol’ hood…just off Clark Street…$8,000 tax credit in the making! We’re moving stuff by ...

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  8. The BP Crosstown Cup – How Sad

    The BP Crosstown Cup…are you kidding me? As if we don’t get too geeked-up for Cubs vs. Sox series already. But just to make sure…now presenting the BS Cup. C’mon...

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  9. The BP Crosstown Cup – How Sad

    The BP Crosstown Cup…are you kidding me? As if we don’t get too geeked-up for Cubs vs. Sox series already. But just to make sure…now presenting the BS Cup. C’mon...

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  10. Cubs Win With Zambrano In Pen!

    Carlos Silva allowed three earned runs against Washington Monday night. That’s the first time Chicago’s staff has allowed more than two earned runs in its last 10 games...

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  11. Cubs Need Hawks' Magic!

    Wouldn’t it be grand if the Cubs gave us a little post-season excitement like the Blackhawks! I mean, how much fun was Saturday’s game at the UC! Hawks blowing the big lead…then ...

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  12. Lilly Up, Samardzija Down

    Look at the numbers Ted Lilly’s put up in his last three starts against Milwaukee…a club that feasts on NL pitching. 3-0 record…24.1 innings pitched…6 earned runs…21 Ks…and just 4 walks...

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  13. Milton Bradley Quotes

    No surprises from Milton Bradley during his return to Chicago–this time on the South Side as a member of the Seattle Mariners...

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  14. Milton Bradley Quotes

    No surprises from Milton Bradley during his return to Chicago–this time on the South Side as a member of the Seattle Mariners...

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  15. Race To Wrigley 5k 2010

    Race to Wrigley 5k -This is from the neighborhood letter I received from the Cubs Community Connection… On Saturday, April 24 at 8:00 a.m., runners will come out to support Chicago Cubs Charities...

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  16. Keith Moreland On WGN

    Interesting fact about Keith Moreland, who’s been filling in this week for Ron Santo on WGN radio. (Santo, by the way, returns for the Milwaukee series this weekend) Not only ...

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  17. Will Hendry Survive Zambrano's Move?

    If Carlos Zambrano is smart…he’ll use this opportunity to resurrect his career as a reliever…like, for good...

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  18. MLB's Best Uniforms

    The New York Mets have one of the best uniforms in all of baseball…too bad they never wear them. The addition of ‘Black’ in 1998 as the team’s official third ...

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  19. Prospects For Pitchers?

    So much for changing the lineup against left-handers. Cubs have been shut down by southpaws in back-to-back games…three total runs…two losses. Doesn’t get any easier this week...

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  20. Chicago…We Have A Problem

    Where to start with the Cubs losing a home series against lowly Houston? How about…inexcusable? Listen, I want the Cubs to win as much as anybody…but good teams don’t lose like this...

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  21. Will Roy Oswalt be Traded?

    Good pitching beats good hitting. Case in point, Roy Oswalt’s performance Saturday at Wrigley. Didn’t matter the Cubs broke out offensively this week…Oswalt pitched ...

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  22. Cubs Curse Blackhawks

    The Blackhawks did its best Cubs impersonation Friday night…losing on home-ice against Nashville 4-1...

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  23. Cubs HRs, Byrd & Samardzija

    The Cubs appear to have turned the corner offensively. They plated 22 runs in three game against Milwaukee after totaling 18 runs during the opening six-game road trip. Scoring via the home run remains the same...

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  24. Jackie Robinson No.42

    Bud Selig retired Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 in 1997. Three years ago Ken Griffey Jr. asked Selig if he could wear the number to honor Robinson on April 15, the day Jackie made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers…the commish agreed...

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  25. Derrek Lee's Thumb Injury

    Huge relief Derrek Lee’s right thumb checked out okay after Monday’s game. He’s the only guy hitting with any consistency…6-for-19 on the opening road trip…and 2-for-3 Monday...

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