Tag Archive: Chicago White Sox

  1. Jose Quintana Joins Team “Try Not To Suck in the 2nd Half”

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    The #Cubs won’t get to show off new pitcher Jose Quintana just yet, but they are back in action against the #Orioles Friday and looking to get on track following a disappointing open to the season. The World Champs hope Quintana, acquired from the White Sox in a blockbuster trade Thursday, can aid their struggling rotation, but first it will turn to Mike Montgomery (1-6, 3.75) against the O’s. The Cubs are 43-45, well behind their 53-35 mark through 88 games last season.

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  2. Chicago baseball-Not remotely close

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    The Cubs’ TV rating average for the 2016 regular season was 4.50 on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, that’s more than 156,000 local TV households watching per game. The Cubs averaged more TV viewers per game on CSN for a season than both the Bulls (3.02 average) and Blackhawks (3.96 average). The Cubs’ average was actually significantly higher than the ratings of the Bulls and White Sox combined. The White Sox games on CSN Chicago were averaging a 0.92 local TV rating, or less than 32,000 TV households per game. The second straight year that the Sox have come up short of averaging a full ratings point.

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  3. Cubs Draft Pick # 622-How Mark Grace went from the North Pole to the North Side

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    In 1985 Grace was a junior at San Diego State when he was drafted by the Cubs in the 24th round and offered $5,000, but rather than sign he planned to go back to school for his senior year. His coach suggested that Grace spend his summer with the North Pole Nicks, in the Alaska League, where he could play without endangering his amateur status. Grace made $250 a month painting houses during the day and played ball (very well) at night. The Cubs took notice at the end of the Alaska League season and upped their offer to $20,000. Grace signed on the dotted line. Three years later he began a big league career (out of Double-A) that would include three All-Star appearances and four Gold Gloves.

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  4. Cubs Draft Pick # 622-How Mark Grace went from the North Pole to the North Side

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    In 1985 Grace was a junior at San Diego State when he was drafted by the Cubs in the 24th round and offered $5,000, but rather than sign he planned to go back to school for his senior year. His coach suggested that Grace spend his summer with the North Pole Nicks, in the Alaska League, where he could play without endangering his amateur status. Grace made $250 a month painting houses during the day and played ball (very well) at night. The Cubs took notice at the end of the Alaska League season and upped their offer to $20,000. Grace signed on the dotted line. Three years later he began a big league career (out of Double-A) that would include three All-Star appearances and four Gold Gloves.

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