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Category: ‘First Basemen’

Anthony Rizzo is Becoming a Star
June 28th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making huge strides this year.  His play has improved so dramatically that he seems like a shoe-in to be chosen for the MLB all-star game in Minneapolis, MN.  Few are truly surprised with Rizzo’s improvement but the fact that it’s really happening and...

Why You Should Never Trust a Sports Writer
June 8th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Rule number one when reading the sports section: never trust a sports writer.  Sports writers are much like tabloid writers in a number of ways: 1) we need something to write about, and 2) we need to write every day.  So what happens when there is no exciting news to...

As Chicago Cubs Outfielder Bryan LaHair Turns 30, His Future with the Team Remains Unclear
November 5th, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Bryan LaHair, one of only two All-Stars for the Chicago Cubs last season, turns 30 today. As the outfielder grows out of his twenties, it is unclear what kind of role he will grow into with the Cubs. While he flourished in the first half of the season and captivated...

Chicago Cubs Should Offer Darwin Barney a Mulit-Year Contract
October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 PM
Now that the Cubs have locked up Starlin Castro with a $60 million deal, Chicago needs to give the same kind of treatment to Darwin Barney. Not the $60 million part of Castro's contract, but the five year length. By providing some kind of stability up the middle of the...

Chicago Cubs 2012 Season Highlighted by Anthony Rizzo
October 4th, 2012 at 3:31 PM
The 2012 season will be looked back on as just the second season in the history of the Cubs that the team lost over 100 games. Still, there were some positives that occurred throughout the season, the biggest of which was the play of Anthony Rizzo, who should be a...

Chicago Cubs Avoid 100th Loss with 7-2 Win Over Arizona Diamondbacks
September 30th, 2012 at 11:22 PM
The Cubs race to the century mark in the loss column took a detour, as Chicago snapped a seven game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks. With 99 losses on the season, the Cubs will need to win out in order to avoid the dubious honor. Chicago...

Colorado Rockies Complete Sweep of Chicago Cubs with 7-5 Win
September 27th, 2012 at 8:59 PM
The Colorado Rockies won all three games of the "Battle for Second Worst" series against the Cubs, knocking off the Chicago for the third time with a 7-5 win this afternnon. With the loss the Cubs stand at 59-97, safely in position to lock down the second worst record in...

Chicago Cubs First Baseman Bryan LaHair Selected for All-Star Game Following a Lifetime in the Minor Leagues
July 10th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
    Amongst all the Canos, Hamiltons, and Beltrans of the world playing in the 2012 All-Star Game today in Kansas City, one name will stick out: Bryan LaHair. He may not be a household name amongst all baseball fans, but his story is something out of a fairy tale. It...

Chicago Cubs are on a Roll
May 15th, 2012 at 2:57 PM
After beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Monday night, the Chicago Cubs have quietly battled back to within five games of the first place Cardinals. The finale of the short 2-game series is today and gives the Cubs a chance to get within four games of first place. Bryan LaHair sparked the club once again with a two-run shot in the fifth during a four...

Chicago Cubs Miss Chance to Take Series with Philadelphia Phillies
May 1st, 2012 at 10:05 PM
The Chicago Cubs missed out on the opportunity to win their second series of the year Monday night vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. Trailing 4-1 going in to the 8th inning, the Cubs rallied behind first basemen Bryan LaHair's 2-run shot, tying the game at 4. The Phillies, however, came back with 2 of their own in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Cubs...