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Saturday Cubs Live Game Thread: Have you hyrd?

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What's the wyrd? (photo courtesy Chicago Tribune)

There's a lot going on in Chicago Sports today (Hawks), including an early Cubs game, so let's get right to the news and then on to the game. (Hawks)

First, we all take a moment to give thanks that this year's MB player has been highly superior (thus far) to last year's MB player:

Bradley was limited to 34 at-bats with injuries last April and batted .118 with two homers and two RBIs.

Byrd has hit .348 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 89 at-bats.

"So far, so good," Byrd said. "There are certain things I need to tighten up. ... Everybody tries to get better."

Byrd singled and homered Friday even though he didn't start.

While we're all celebrating Marlon, (Hawks) I would like to take a moment to say that, thus far, I was DEAD WRONG about Marlon. I'm happy he's here. (Hawks)

Don't look now, but warm-and-fuzzy Cubs' owner Tom Ricketts really really wants his Toyota sign (Hawks), and he's willing to play hardball to get it:

 Ricketts, in a meeting Friday with the Chicago Tribune's editorial board, suggested that the family's future investment in projects in the Wrigleyville community hinges on the approval of the sign. His family bought the team and stadium from Tribune Co., parent of the Chicago Tribune, last fall in a deal valued at $845 million.


"I have a lot of other dollars that can be invested in Wrigleyville, or not," Ricketts said.

I have an idea: If you have "lots of dollars," Tom, how about if we use them to get a $$!@#$*@#$@$ stopper so our ace can go back to the starting rotation?!?!?!?!? (Hawks)

We've got a 12:05 CT start today, with Carlos Silva (2-0, 1.73--and yes, that line still gives me whiplash) against Metsgrrl's "hottest player in the game," Dan Haren (3-1, 4,50). WGN tv has all your Cubs action today. (Hawks)

Lineups to come.

Before we go today, I just wanted to take a moment to say:

 

 

 

Let's Go Hawks!!!!!!

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JulieDiCaro said:

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Lineup:

Theriot
Fukudome
DLee
Byrd
Ramirez
Soriano
Fontenot
Soto
Silva

baturkey said:

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I guess I didn't miss much.

baturkey said:

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The RBI rules are kind of strange. A sac fly scoring the runner is an RBI, but grounding into a DP scoring the runner is not.

JulieDiCaro said:

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I get out of the car, it's 2-2 DBacks. I get into the house and turn on the tv, it's 5-2.

WTF?

JulieDiCaro said:

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aaaaaaand cue the "Aramis isn't trying" talk in Twitter. ARG.

jarowcliffe said:

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I only got to see his last AB, he struck out, but his swing looked a lot better. I think he is very close to coming out of this slump...

baturkey said:

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Gutierrez is just throwing the ball and hoping it's around the plate somewhere.

jarowcliffe said:

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CUBS WIN!!!

Wow this place is dead today!

JulieDiCaro said:

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we're all resting up for the Hawks game.

gravedigger said:

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thew who
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Umbra said:

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For those watching Fox Saturday baseball, Doc Halladay is putting on a clinic: 8 IP, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 H. He's thrown 107 pitches, 80 of which have been strikes.

Umbra said:

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He gets the complete game shutout. Final line:

9 IP, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 3 H. He threw 118 pitches, 88 of which were strikes.

secdelahc said:

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Yet again I didn't get the chance to watch on WGN. Yet again the Cubs win. Coincidence?

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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It brought joy to my heart to watch Soriano hit that home run against Howry.

gravedigger said:

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YES

kiwibob said:

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Slightly unrelated but I was watching Aussie Rules Football last night.
Sydney Swans (Hooray) Vs Carl and Gravedigger's favourite Brisbane Lions (Boooo)...
In the first quarter one of the Swans players dove for the ball and did a carbon copy of Aramis's dive and shoulder dislocation last year. The player was writhing in agony, the trainer came on the field and popped the shoulder back in as he was being helped from the field.
Ten minutes later they cut to a shot of the guy being heavily strapped on the sidelines and then he came out and PLAYED THE ENTIRE SECOND HALF! Swans win and go top of the table....

gravedigger said:

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i can be a fan of sydney if they have hot guys. my only allegience is t hot guys

kiwibob said:

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Like most AFL teams my uneducated eye would say bodies come from Mt Olympus while heads come from Mt Trailer Park.
Here's a link to the Swans home page though so you can browse and see if team switching at this early stage of fanhood will work to your advantage.
http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/Default.aspx

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