Tagged: ‘Chicago’

A rainout can’t ruin sunny news on Kyle Schwarber’s spot in order
May 20th, 2017 at 5:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** I recently accused Joe Maddon of being stubborn for his insistence on keeping a struggling Kyle Schwarber in the leadoff spot. This is a manager whose batting order spins like a slot machine from game to game, so it didn't make sense for Maddon to be so married to the Schwarber...

Joe Maddon, Cubs forced to deal with more bad weather
May 20th, 2017 at 3:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon had another reason to promote his new Embrace the Suck t-shirt: Dealing with the weather. Saturday's game was postponed because of inclement weather around 11:20 a.m., two hours before the scheduled first pitch. It was also the second straight day when the conditions messed with the Cubs and Brewers,...

Ian Happ stays, but Cubs game postponed
May 20th, 2017 at 11:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** At least for now, Ian Happ isn't going anywhere. Before Saturday's game with the Milwaukee Brewers was postponed, the Cubs were expected to option Tommy La Stella and not Happ to Triple-A Iowa to make room for Jason Heyward's return from ... Read Original Post at Sports Media 101 searches...

Heyward expected back Saturday, but who will be sent down?
May 19th, 2017 at 9:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward needed to get to the point where his jammed right index finger wasn't an issue before he was prepared to declare himself ready to play. On Friday, he did just that. "I'm playing tomorrow," Heyward said before Friday's 6-3 loss to the Brewers at Wrigley Field....

Walk this way: Butler struggles, defense lapses in 6-3 loss to Brewers
May 19th, 2017 at 7:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** Long before the rains and the walks arrived, Cubs manager Joe Maddon talked of baseball Utopia while sporting a new T-Shirt emblazoned with his latest brand of three-word wisdom. Embrace The Suck, Maddon's newest shirt read. The Maddon mantra, printed on camouflage green material, serves as a reminder that if the...