Tag Archive: Cincinatti Reds

  1. Cubs look like Bears but play like winners

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    Joe Maddon had the #Cubs finish the regular season in style with a football jerseys trip for the short travel from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. Each player donned their favorite high school, college or pro team’s gridiron colors. Javier Baez, Miguel Montero, Addison Russell and Ben Zobrist were among those Cub players who wore the number 34 uniform of #ChicagoBears Hall of Famer Walter Payton.

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  2. Chicago Machine breaks Big Red Machine

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    BORED OF ELECTIONS. Over enthusiastic fans have voted #Cubs ball boy Connor Hobbs into the MLB All-Star game. The seventh grader will be stationed along the right field wall at Petco Park next Tuesday. The flight to San Diego will mark his first time on an airplane, during which he hopes to watch a movie about gladiators.

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  3. The ’67 Cubs Took First Today

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    On this day in 1967, the “Lovable Losers” took their first step toward respectability on a crazy Sunday afternoon at #WrigleyField when the crowd wouldn’t leave. The #Cubs got a 3-hitter from Fergie Jenkins, who had a double, triple and RBI to beat the #Reds. Their win put them in the win column for the 13th time in 14 games and in first place that late in the season for the first time since 1945. The crowd wouldn’t budge until the grounds crew changed the center field standings flags and put the Cubs on top.

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  4. TOMMY LA STELLA TATTOO’S JAKE ARRIETA

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    TATS ENTERTAINMENT.
    A couple of friendly wagers between teammates on the outcome of the College World Series games turned ugly this weekend.  Jake Arrieta’s alma mater, the #TCU Horned Frogs, tangled
    with Tommy La Stella’s school, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers who were victorious in a pair of games this week, ousting Arrieta’s former squad. As the loser, Arrieta will get a Coastal Carolina tattoo. TCU did take one game earlier in the week, meaning La Stella will have to dress up as TCU’s mascot, Super Frog.
    cubchub TCU superfrog

    RIGHTING THE SHIP
    Arrieta takes the mound Monday in Cincinnati and is 4-2 with a 2.81 ERA in six career starts against the Reds. Including his no-hitter just over two months ago. Cincinnati, which has been outscored by Chicago 60-20 this season, ended a four-game losing streak with Sunday’s 3-0 home win against San Diego, and tries its luck in the opener with RHP Dan Straily, who got the start in the Reds’ only win over the Cubs in 2016 – a 13-5 rout two days after Arrieta’s no-hitter.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. The Weakened Update-NL Central and White Sox

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    CENTRAL CASTING.
    Despite the fact that the Pirates (5) and Brewers (4) are each in the middle of winning streaks, the Cubs look pretty comfortable in their division. An 18-6 record among NL Central opponents will do that for a team. Taking two early series from the perennial favorite Cardinals while watching the Reds sputter through an 11 game losing streak doesn’t hurt either. Not willing to pull the plug on the Cincinnati Reds (15-33) or himself, 73 year-old broadcaster Marty Brennaman announced on Friday that he will be returning for the 2017 season…despite his doctor’s orders.
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