Sunday, December 10, 2023

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.

Marty Brennaman calls sixth consecutive adversary ‘The most disliked team in baseball’

Marty Brennaman has been making other bold statements on behalf of the general public, saying such things as “People hate corn. Corn is the most hated vegetable,” and “Jim and Pam, Ross and Rachel, people have rooted against couples like this for ages.”

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.

Walt Jocketty to be screened for dyslexia after puzzling moves building Reds lineup

Reds fan are gearing up for an exciting 2012 season. However, after spending $8.5 million on a closer, Dr. Webb a Cincinnati-based dyslexia specialist was intrested into looking into one of his favorite patients: Reds GM Walt Jocketty.

Cubs count Tuesday’s rainout as victory so they can take three-game series from Reds

After Jeff Samardzija absolutely dominated the Reds during Wednesday night’s 3-1 victory in the Queen City, Cubs manager Dale Sveum declared that the Cubs were ecstatic to take a series from their divisional rival.

Dusty Baker praises White Sox decision to move injured Sale into closer role

Dusty Baker is notorious for the controversial way he handles his pitchers and recently weighed in on the White Sox' decision to move starter Chris Sale into the closer role while he deals with a sore elbow.

Dusty Baker given second chance to end Mark Prior’s career

"I can't believe I'm finally getting a chance to finish the job!" exclaimed Baker. "Dude, forget the minors. [Mark] is going straight to the mound on opening day and then right back to the DL after that. I'm putting him on a strict 200-pitch minimum."