Saturday, May 21, 2022

Cubs rookie impressive in debut; immediately demands trade after miserable loss

Baby-faced outfielder Tony Campana scored a go-ahead run and later doubled in his first big-league at-bat Tuesday night to drive in what should have been an insurance run against the Reds. Instead, the Cubs blew the lead and the game in spectacular fashion, prompting the rookie to immediately demand a trade.

Jacque Jones, Daryle Ward sign on to play Dustyball in Cincy

Dusty Baker is at it once again. The former Cubs manager is not sending Mark Prior out to the mound for yet another inning, late in the game with his team up 10, and he's not scolding the fans for their incessant booing of LaTroy Hawkins. He is, however, signing some of his favorite 30-somethings to contracts -- like former Cubs Daryle Ward and Jacque Jones -- who inked minor league deals with Baker's Reds Thursday to serve as Baker's '09 versions of Lenny Harris and Freddie Bynum.