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

The Interleague Dilemma

Interleague play brings about a decision point for where a fan’s loyalties lie. Enemies become friends, friends become enemies …cats and dogs living together in harmony. For example, with the Cubs playing the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians over the next ten days, are White Sox fans inclined to – gasp – root for the […]

June 12, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: controversy, rivalries, schedule, Wrigley Field  No Comments

It is still early for Kevin Gregg

It is early. Very early. Just a reminder: 158 games remain in the regular season. Now, I’m not a necessarily a big Kevin Gregg fan. I only know him by his numbers from last year and looking at those, I’m not impressed. He would be fine as closer for a lesser team. But for a major […]

April 10, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: game day, game strategy, lineup, Lou Piniella, observations, players  No Comments