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Ramirez, Volstad, and Game 1

After losing the first two games of the season, the Cubs bounced back on Easter to beat the Nationals. On Monday they started a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Fans had their eyes on two people in particular Monday, Aramis Ramirez and Chris Volstad. Since being traded to the Cubs in July of 2003, Ramirez has always been the third baseman for the Cubs. However, his tenure with the Cubs came t ...

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Aramis Coming Back, Samardzija’s Start, Other Cubs Thoughts

A little bit of actual news came out yesterday, when Gordon Wittenmyer cornered Aramis and got him to say "I'm staying". ''Yes,'' he said of his plans to return. ''I'm leaning on it.'' Leaning? ''I'm staying here,'' he said. ''Put it that way.'' Good news for all sides. Obviously, Aramis has made it clear he doesn't want to play for a losing team, and he voiced a lot of concern the last week over the Cubs' ...

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Cubs Eighth Inning Defensive Vacation Leads to Loss

I've done my best to stay away from individual game recaps for the last month or so, mostly because it's just too boring to write the same thing every day. Today though, the Cubs took a very interesting approach to losing, deciding to take an entire inning off defensively. The first seven innings of the game hummed along nicely. The Cubs got a ton of runners on base, very few of them scored. Joey Votto and ...

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