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  • #31
    nice to see brian corey rebound from that atrocious performance the other day.

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    • #32
      Wednesday, March 8:Cubs 8 - Padres 13
      • Matt Murton hit his first homer of the spring today, but it was in a losing effort. John Mabry had some trouble in the field; he committed two run scoring errors at third base. He was able to go 1 for 2 with a double at the plate. Juan Pierre led off today and went 2 for 3 with one RBI; he attempted one steal but was caught. Neifi Perez got some action at shortstop today. He took advantage of the opportunity and went 2 for 3 while scoring 2 runs.
        Designated Hitter Jake Fox's 2 doubles, 1 run, and 1 RBI were impressive. Catcher Geovany Soto capitalized on Michael Barrett's absence today by going 2 for 3 with a double, 1 run, and 1 RBI.
      • Left-hander Glendon Rusch gave up five runs (3 earned) on five hits and one walk over three innings in his second start of the spring. Non-Roster invitee and converted catcher Randy Wells also had trouble. He allowed 3 hits and 1 walk which led to 2 runs (1 earned) in his two innings of work. Carmen Pignatiello and David Aardsma each gave up 1 run in 1 inning. John Koronka and Carlos Marmol were the only Cubs pitchers who didn't allow a run today. The lefty Koronka pitched one inning, Marmol recorded 1 out. Mike Wuertz got himself into a jam by walking 3 and giving up 3 hits. He only got two batters out and was charged with 4 runs on a grand slam by Josh Barfield.

      Matt Murton homer 3-8-06.JPG
      Matt Murton connects on his homerun swing today.
      WBC Watch:
      • Derrek Lee was 1 for 4 with 1 run and 1 RBI as the Designated Hitter for the US team. They lost to Canada by the score of 8 to 6.
      • Venezuela beat Italy tonight, Henry Blanco did not get to play.

      Tomorrow, Jerome Williams will start against the Rockies' former rookie of the year Jason Jennings.
      Last edited by E.Banks#14; 03-08-2006, 09:39 PM.
      A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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      • #33
        A Few Articles
        A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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        • #34
          This is a week old, from the Tribune. Just in case anyone missed it.

          Veteran outfielder Marquis Grissom doesn't have to put up big numbers to make the team, even though he is a non-roster invitee.

          "He doesn't have to have a great spring," Baker said. "Spring training is for the young, especially early because they're in shape in no time and, No. 2, most young guys hit fastballs. Pitchers aren't ready to throw good breaking balls. It's hard to throw them here in Arizona because of the air."

          Baker said he would evaluate Grissom by his health, speed and bat speed.

          "You want to see progress as spring goes on," Baker said. "I have a pretty good idea of what he can do. I'm looking for just what he has left."
          Non-roster invitee...
          Was Grissom injured last year, or did he just stink? If he wasn't injured, then I have a pretty good idea what he can do too.
          beware of the censorship police

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          • #35
            Originally posted by burger eater
            This is a week old, from the Tribune. Just in case anyone missed it.



            Non-roster invitee...
            Was Grissom injured last year, or did he just stink? If he wasn't injured, then I have a pretty good idea what he can do too.
            He had a banged up right knee and later missed time due to a strained left hamstring.
            What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
            Line Drive: .356
            HBP: .342
            Non-Intentional Walk: .315
            Intentional Walk: .176
            Outfield Fly: .035
            Groundball: -.101
            Bunts: -.103
            Infield Fly: -.243
            Strikeout: -.287
            It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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            • #36
              Hey, i just heard on national sports radio that Kerry Wood is gonna pitch from a CHAIR?!?! lol wtf is that about. I don't have time for a link, if noone else can confirm this bizarre story i will try to find something, but i jus heard it on espn radio. lol
              Impossible is Nothing.

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              • #37
                Wood ahead of schedule?
                I don't see anything about throwing from a chair. That could just be a shoulder workout or the guys at ESPN were poking fun at Wood.

                BTW, sorry for my absence, I've had volleyball tryouts the past few days and haven't had a lot of time for BBF.
                A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by E.Banks#14
                  Wood ahead of schedule?
                  I don't see anything about throwing from a chair. That could just be a shoulder workout or the guys at ESPN were poking fun at Wood.

                  BTW, sorry for my absence, I've had volleyball tryouts the past few days and haven't had a lot of time for BBF.
                  haha thanks. I don't know, it just sounded really odd and then picturing Kerry Wood sitting on a chair and throwing seemed even more odd. So yeah i just looked and couldn't find a link either so i guess it was just poking fun at Woody!
                  Impossible is Nothing.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Prior22Fan
                    haha thanks. I don't know, it just sounded really odd and then picturing Kerry Wood sitting on a chair and throwing seemed even more odd. So yeah i just looked and couldn't find a link either so i guess it was just poking fun at Woody!
                    Yeah, Woody didn't throw from a chair that was just ESPN having fun at Wood's expense, something they've done more of recently. The docs did give him a cane to use but the hard nosed Texan is "too big" to use it.

                    The medial meniscus surgery is nothing major and shouldn't hinder Wood in his rehab. In fact, the meniscus surgery he had recently will heal and rebound quicker than the arthoscopic surgery he had on his shoulder in August.
                    What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
                    Line Drive: .356
                    HBP: .342
                    Non-Intentional Walk: .315
                    Intentional Walk: .176
                    Outfield Fly: .035
                    Groundball: -.101
                    Bunts: -.103
                    Infield Fly: -.243
                    Strikeout: -.287
                    It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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                    • #40
                      The chair thing is real:

                      Kerry Wood: Already Throwing

                      RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
                      Thursday, March 9, 2006
                      Update: Wood, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday, already was throwing a ball Wednesday -- and he wasn't sitting in a chair, either, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

                      Recommendation: "He stood up and threw without putting a lot of pressure on the knee,'' pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "Just basically tossing 90 balls to keep the motion and looseness through the shoulder.'' Wood is due back in early May.

                      Kerry Wood: (Knee) Rehab Continues to Make Progress

                      RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
                      Monday, March 6, 2006
                      Update: Wood (knee) expects to be doing throwing drills from a chair as soon as Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

                      Recommendation: "I'm sure the second day after (the surgery), we'll get in a chair to just keep the arm going," he said. "I should be able to play flat-footed catch four or five days after. We'll try to keep the swelling down and not get too far behind... My shoulder feels better the more I throw. I don't want to miss more than one day doing something with it, and that will be Tuesday. Wednesday, I'd like to do some shoulder work." Wood is expected back in early May.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by cubmanjay
                        The chair thing is real:

                        Kerry Wood: Already Throwing

                        RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
                        Thursday, March 9, 2006
                        Update: Wood, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday, already was throwing a ball Wednesday -- and he wasn't sitting in a chair, either, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

                        Recommendation: "He stood up and threw without putting a lot of pressure on the knee,'' pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "Just basically tossing 90 balls to keep the motion and looseness through the shoulder.'' Wood is due back in early May.

                        Kerry Wood: (Knee) Rehab Continues to Make Progress

                        RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
                        Monday, March 6, 2006
                        Update: Wood (knee) expects to be doing throwing drills from a chair as soon as Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

                        Recommendation: "I'm sure the second day after (the surgery), we'll get in a chair to just keep the arm going," he said. "I should be able to play flat-footed catch four or five days after. We'll try to keep the swelling down and not get too far behind... My shoulder feels better the more I throw. I don't want to miss more than one day doing something with it, and that will be Tuesday. Wednesday, I'd like to do some shoulder work." Wood is expected back in early May.
                        the chair thing is real-ly a joke...he never threw from a chair, and probably only would've if his knee was smashed while doing surgery...the knee procedure is less than minor, it's almost undetectable except for a little stiffness immediately after

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