Check out the three rare, special edition, hard to find Chicago Cubs, Federals jersey for sale on Ebay, Cubs fans. Act now, as the auction ends in less than a week! Click where highlighted in bold to reach the Ebay link.Follow paulmbanks
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta will be featured in this year’s ESPN The Magazine “The Body Issue.”
Others in the issue include: Miami Heat Superstar Dwyane Wade, Houston Texans big boy DL Vince Wilfork, Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, Chicago Red Stars and USWNT Forward Christen Press, three-time WNBA All-Star and 2015 MVP Elena Delle Donne…Follow paulmbanks
Via a Chicago Cubs press release, the team today promoted catcher Willson Contreras from Triple-A Iowa. Catcher Tim Federowicz has been designated for assignment. Contreras, who will wear uniform number 40, will be available for the Cubs this afternoon as they begin their three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.
Thus we give you the dossier/prospect profile on Willson Contreras.
From about 2011 to winter of 2015, writing about the Chicago Cubs, the parent club, elicited this in your page views chart:Follow paulmbanks
Copa America Centenario kicks off tomorrow and we got on the analogy kick (pun intended) by matching a local Chicago sports franchise with one of the teams in the United States’ Group A and Mexico’s Group B. The Chicago Bears are Uruguay, the Cubs are the USA, the Blackhawks are Mexico.
To read why and how pick up a Chicago Tribune RedEye edition today, or click on this link here. According to the ESPN FC Soccer Power Index, America has the second best shot at getting out of group A. Here are the SPI percentage projections for advancing out of Group A and into the knockout round:Follow paulmbanks
The Chicago Cubs have just unveiled their Opening Day 25-man roster. The 2016 season opener takes place tomorrow night in Los Angeles versus the Angels. It’s the “L.A. Angels,” or if you prefer, the “Anaheim Angels,” but it’s not “The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.”
Team names are two words, not five. No one is typing out that full name all the time, nor should they. Time for the Angels to drop that act and let it go. In the words of John Oliver “how is this still a thing?”Follow paulmbanks
SCHWARBOMB!!!!! SCHWARBURST!! SCHWARBEAST!!
Yes, the Kyle Schwarber SCHWARBLAST that landed on top of the new scoreboard versus the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS has inspired a new bobblehead doll which the club will give away as a promotional item this year. As of now, the ball and its case have been removed from the top of the jumbotron and moved to a secret location.Follow paulmbanks
The Chicago Cubs had a very busy day of wheelings and dealings. First, around 11:10 A.M. Central, they announced the acquisition of right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks. The Oakland Athletics hurler was acquired via trade for sort of everyday regular outfielder Chris Coghlan.
Coghlan hit .250 with 16 homers and 41 RBI in 148 games last season. He joined the Cubs in the 2014 preseason and hit .268 in 666 games with the Marlins (2009-13) and Cubs (2014-15) over the course of his Major League career.Follow paulmbanks
The Donald Trump Presidential campaign is basically what you’d get if a YouTube comments section was somehow able to run for President. Or as one Tweeter put it, his campaign is basically one very long Andrew Dice Clay routine. He called his chief political rival, Ted Cruz, a pussy.
Much as I despise Cruz, as anyone with half a brain does, I was still appalled that Trump actually called an opponent a pussy. This is what you get with Donald Trump though, and today brought a trending hash tag of #CubsFansAgainstTrump. (Yes, it was a very slow news day in Chicago)Follow paulmbanks
It’s the most highly anticipated Chicago Cubs season in a generation. Believe it or not, the beginning of spring training is here. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to get ready.
The “Lovable Losers” no more. That’s a moniker as passé as “Clemsoning” these days.Follow paulmbanks
Chicago Cubs Pitcher Adam Warren has a very interesting backstory. He was traded from the New York Yankees to the Cubs as part of the Starlin Castro deal. When he was made aware of the life altering development, he was actually in St. Lucia on vacation with his wife and inaccessible.
You can read about the whole situation and hear him recall at it in detail at this link.Follow paulmbanks