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After beating the Cardinals on April 13th, the Chicago Cubs have lost 6 straight games. Yesterday, the Cubs beat the Reds 6-1 to end their 6-game skid. Today they go for their first series win of the season, playing the Reds at 1:10 on WGN. Their win yesterday started off a bit shaky with Paul Maholm starting and giving up a double, walk, and single in the 1st. However, he battled and struck out the last tw ...

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The Cubs Need to Sign Kerry Wood

Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, and Ryne Sandberg will go down has some of the greats to play for the Chicago Cubs. They performed greatly for the Cubs on and off the field. All three of them are in the Hall of Fame and have their numbers flying on the foul poles of beautiful Wrigley Field. These guys were very classy players who left everything on the field and worked their tails off every single game. They will f ...

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The Mariano Rivera Effect on the Cubs

The acquisition of Kerry Wood was seen as an under-the-radar hometown discount for the Cubs, as he signed for a below-market value for the team that drafted him fourth overall in the 1995 amateur draft. Wood's value may prove to be more important beyond a simple dollars and cents mindset, as he is showing he is translating his experiences with the best closer ever towards mentoring younger Cub pitchers in a ...

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Jim Edmonds’ career might be over after homer

Go ahead and put this in the "lol" department. Long time outfielder, and NL Central traveler, Jim Edmonds, is probably done playing baseball. Edmonds hit a home run to right-center field last night in Milwaukee, and might have blown out his leg rounding third base during his home run trot. (Video included in the linked article). For those of us who spent years cursing Edmonds for his showboating ways in St. ...

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