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Today in Cubs history: Kerry Wood and Hee Seop Choi collide

Today in Cubs history: Kerry Wood and Hee Seop Choi collide

Dusty Baker talking with Hee Seop Choi as the latter is taken away by ambulance | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Choi had to be taken off the field in an ambulance. The interleague series in June 2003 at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and Yankees had been highly hyped. It was the Yankees’ first appearance at the North Side ballpark in 65 years, and the first-ever regular-season set between the two teams. The Yankees entered the series in first place in the A.L. East, and the Cubs were tied for first in the N.L. Central, so the games had even more meaning for both...
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The Cubs should trade for Aroldis Chapman right now

The Cubs should trade for Aroldis Chapman right now

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports And while they’re at it, get another reliever from the Royals. Last month, I promoted the idea here of the Cubs trading with the Royals for Aroldis Chapman. Before the team’s 2023 season slips into disaster, Jed Hoyer & Co. should do this right now — and add another reliever who the Royals apparently want to trade, Scott Barlow. At least, that’s what Levi Weaver and Ken Rosenthal wrote at The Athletic: One club that spoke with the Royals interpreted the team’s desire to attach Chapman to another player as an indication it...
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2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 60

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 60

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Meltdown in Anaheim Well, that was a frustrating night. My bowling team got its brains bashed in. Then I caught more of the debacle last night than was good for what had been a long day. These West Coast games are even more killer now that I’m on the east coast and the elongated games have taken their toll on me. I’m just worn out. Which is fair, because somehow it is how the Cubs look too. This was a differently “shaped” game than we’ve been seeing. The script had been pretty much lopsided one way or lopsided the other. So...
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Angels 7, Cubs 4: Lather, rinse, repeat

Angels 7, Cubs 4: Lather, rinse, repeat

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ You have seen this all before. And you didn’t like the ending. Oh, I used to be disgustedAnd now I try to be amusedBut since their wings have got rustedYou know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes — Elvis Costello Angels in red shoes? Check. Me, formerly disgusted, now amused? Well... nope. I’m still pretty disgusted after the Cubs’ 7-4 loss to the Angels Tuesday night. How many times have we seen this in 2023? That’s a rhetorical question, but I’m going to answer it anyway. It’s the 15th time the Cubs have had a lead in a game...
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Baseball history unpacked, June 7

Baseball history unpacked, June 7

Happy birthday, Luke Farrell! | Photo by Mark Blinch/ A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Memorable Cubs moments and Luke Farrell’s birthday. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unfold over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. Today in baseball history: 1906 - The Chicago Cubs, now in first...
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BCB After Dark: Who going to stay?

BCB After Dark: Who going to stay?

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks which first or second-year position player will play the most games for the Northsiders. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the hippest hangout for night owls, early risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. If you’re just getting home from the game, we’re so glad you stopped off here with us. We’re sorry about the results. There’s no cover charge this evening. Grab a table and sit down. Bring your own beverage. There’s no corkage fee. BCB After Dark is the place for you to talk baseball,...
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Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Angels, Tuesday 6/6, 6:38 CT

Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Angels, Tuesday 6/6, 6:38 CT

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports ——
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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Angels, Tuesday 6/6, 6:38 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Angels, Tuesday 6/6, 6:38 CT

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Go get ‘em, Hayden.
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Cubs vs. Angels Tuesday 6/6 game threads

Cubs vs. Angels Tuesday 6/6 game threads

Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Looking for Tuesday’s game threads? You have come to the right place.
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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Angels preview, Tuesday 6/6, 8:38 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Angels preview, Tuesday 6/6, 8:38 CT

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs open a three-game series in Anaheim. Tuesday notes... GET THOSE BATS GOING, PLEASE: The Cubs had just four hits Monday night. It was the fifth time in their last 10 games that they had five or fewer. They had made no more than five just six times in their first 49 games. (Courtesy BCB’s JohnW53) STARTING PITCHING: Cubs starters in their last seven games since May 29 have posted a 2.36 ERA (nine earned runs in 34⅓ innings) and allowed 27 hits (.189 opponents BA) with 10 walks and 29 strikeouts, contributing to a 1.078...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 6, 2023
2023 Cubs player profiles: Michael Fulmer

2023 Cubs player profiles: Michael Fulmer

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Twenty-eighth in a series. Michael Fulmer was a much-heralded signing, but it hasn’t worked out for him at all. I don’t think he should buy a house in Chicagoland. Oklahoma City native Michael Joseph Fulmer is a medium-name reliever who had a couple of good years with Detroit as a starter, and still throws pretty hard after having TJS in 2019, but his location isn’t great and he’s having a lousy time of it. 0-4/6.66 ERA/1.562 WHIP ain’t going to make it in MLB for long, not with 13 bases on balls in 24⅓ innings as a companion...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 6, 2023
On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Angels series preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Angels series preview

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ The Cubs are in Anaheim for the first time in seven years. The last time the Cubs played in Anaheim, it was the Opening Series of 2016. The Cubs took two games, 9-0 and 6-1, and you know what happened that year. As the SB Nation Angels site is no longer being updated, here are some thoughts about the Angels from Jessica DeLine, who runs the Angels site Crashing The Pearly Gates: The newly retooled Angels have a much different look than the team they put on the field in 2022. The elephant in the room is that Shohei Ohtani wants to win and he’s in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 6, 2023
Today in Cubs history: The Lindy McDaniel game

Today in Cubs history: The Lindy McDaniel game

lindymcdaniel.com The Cubs reliever did it all, helping put his team in a first-place tie. 1963 was a watershed year for the Chicago Cubs. The widely-mocked College of Coaches was quietly ended. Bob Kennedy led the team for the entire year, though his title was still given as “head coach,” and the team got off to a surprisingly good start. A good 16-12 May had them in contention, led by two fine young hitters — Billy Williams and Ron Santo, both having their first big years — and the outstanding pitching of Dick Ellsworth, who had gone 9-20 with a 5.09 ERA in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 6, 2023
Cubs attendance watch: A look at pricing trends

Cubs attendance watch: A look at pricing trends

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via It’s not as inexpensive to watch a Cubs game as it has been in recent years. It’s been a while since we’ve looked at attendance and pricing patterns for the Cubs at Wrigley Field, and since they’re in the middle of a long West Coast road trip, I thought this would be a good time to do so. The Cubs crossed the one million mark in total tickets sold with the last game of the last homestand and now stand at 1,010,252 tickets sold. That ranks eighth in MLB. The per-game average of 32,589 ranks ninth. Longtime readers of this...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 6, 2023
2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 59

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 59

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs offer little opposition in a 5-0 loss Sadly the picture sums up most of this Cubs loss. A shot of Ian Happ watch Gary Sanchez’ homer sail over the left field wall. It was amusing seeing Sanchez in series for two different teams so close together. You might recall he had a rough game for the Mets against the Cubs on May 23 in which Joe Girardi was particularly hard on the former Yankee star. He looked the part of major league catcher Monday night, catching a shutout and hitting a two-run homer. This was Kyle Hendricks’ third...

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