Archive for July, 2009

Cardinals making statement in NL Central

I am certainly not a fan of the Cardinals team – never have been. But it’s hard to argue with their methods.  Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has acquired Mark DeRosa, Julio Lugo, and now Matt Holliday to bolster his offense in pursuit of the NL Central Division Championship. The Cards are doing what they believe it […]

July 25, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, observations, players, rivalries, roster, stats  One Comment

Jim Hendry has trade deadline work to do

With the Cardinals stocking up on some potential offensive firepower in Matt Holliday, it brings me around to wonder what options might be available for Jim Hendry between now and the non-waiver trade deadline of July 31st. The Cubs will get Ryan Dempster back next week and Geovany Soto still maybe a couple weeks away. […]

July 24, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, players, roster  One Comment

Concert time at Wrigley Field

With the Cubs on the road coming out of the All Star break, Cubs management are continuing the Wrigley Field concert series. Within the next week, the Friendly Confines will host concerts by Billy Joel with Elton John on July 16 and 21, and Rascal Flatts with Vince Gill and Darius Rucker on July 18th.  […]

July 15, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, Wrigley Field  No Comments

The All Star Game at Wrigley Field

The official program of the 1990 ASG I am remembering today the 1990 MLB All Star Game in Wrigley Field. I’m not a bleacher guy (too far away from the action for me) but my tickets were in the Right Field bleachers. I won a lottery that gave me the opportunity to buy a ticket […]

July 14, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, Chicago, observations, oldschool, on this date, players, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Selig got All Star Game idea from Santo

This morning on the Mike & Mike show on ESPN radio, MLB commissioner Bud Selig told a story I had never heard before.  They were discussing the merits of making the All Star Game “count” by awarding the winning league home field advantage in the World Series. Mike Golic challenged the commissioner on the wisdom […]

July 13, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, biz of baseball, controversy, game day, playoffs  One Comment

First Half Cubs Team Not Successful or Likeable

What can be said of a team that began the season with such high expectations, only to find themselves around .500 going into the All Star Break. They show little glimpses of what we all expected, and just when you think they are going on a roll… the bats fall asleep again. They looked flat […]

July 10, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, observations, players, playoffs, standings, stats  No Comments

See Ted Lilly and all the MLB All Stars in St. Louis

Summer is in full swing and the ballpark is where the fans want to be. And in just a few days, the St. Louis Cardinals and Busch Stadium play host to the season’s biggest party: the MLB All-Star Game. A full lineup of events is on tap, including the Home Run Derby, Futures Game (inluding […]

July 7, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, game day  3 Comments

Casey McGehee making his old team pay

Brewers infielder Casey McGehee made his major league debut last year as a Chicago Cub. In October, Milwaukee claimed McGehee from the Cubs off Waivers. Casey is now 10 for 20 against his former club, in a classic case of revenge on his former organization. In his young career, I bet he’s feeling very good about […]

July 6, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: players, rivalries, stats  One Comment

Sam Fuld makes it easy on Lou

Yet another Cubs farm hand has been promoted to the big club, and making an impact.  When Lou Piniella finally sat star outfielder Alfonso Soriano yesterday, it was rookie Sam Fuld that call the call to play left field. He made things easy on Lou by going 2 for 4 with a double and a […]

July 2, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: game day, game recap, lineup, Lou Piniella, players, stats  No Comments