Tag Archive: Pittsburgh Pirates

  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. WINNING BASEBALL-101

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    Chris Coghlan hit a three-run triple, Dexter Fowler added an RBI double and Albert Almora Jr. came off the bench to hit a double and a triple as the Chicago Cubs (101-56) beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Tuesday night. John Lackey (11-8) worked in and out of trouble over five innings, while allowing five hits and three walks to win his last regular season start.

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  3. THE FIRST PITCH Cubs 6 Pirates 5

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    Anthony Rizzo had his second consecutive four-hit game going 8 for 9 and raising his batting average to .299 He’s riding a nine-game hitting streak during which he’s gone 16-for-37 (.432) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight runs scored.

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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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  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. 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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  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.
     #martybrennaman

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