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Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade talks with coaches in the dugout before a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 14, 2010. Chicago won the second of three games, 7-2. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom
Whay you talkin' 'bout, Trammell?


The Mike Quade-led Cubs just keep on winning. Last night they won their fifth in a row for the first time this year. Just when you thought this season would spiral down into a high draft pick, they've won with consistency.

Only two teams in the majors have a better record than the Cubs' 16-7 since Quade took over (Colorado at 19-6 and Minnesota at 17-7).

''I'm aware,'' he (Quade) said of the century-drought burden Ricketts mentioned. ''And the challenge of being involved with a group of guys that changes that -- my God, what a great thought that is. But that's the result, to me, not the process by which you're going to go about hoping to change that.''

And in case you needed one more reason to watch football over the Cubs, here it is.

For the next year or so, the process will include younger teams than the Cubs have had in recent years, regardless of who the new manager is. Ricketts said as much.

For an extreme preview, watch today. With contenders on the schedule for 10 games in a row after this series, Quade plans to empty his bench of young guys for the finale against the Marlins.



Today's game is at 12:05 Central, starting pitchers are Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 7.00) and Andrew Miller (1-2, 6.75). The game is on WGN tv and radio. Lineup:

Fuld, CF
Barney, SS
Baker, 2B
Hoffpauir, 1B
Colvin, RF
Scales, 3B
Snyder, LF
Castillo, C
Samardzija, P

The Bears are at Dallas, I'd imagine the game is on Fox, if you live somewhere that picks the Bears/Cowboys.

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baturkey said:

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I think all this winning has made Quade cocky about his lineup construction. If the Cubs manage to win this game, he'll start asking for Smokies players.

sloan peterson said:

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Does this mean we get Cubs rookie " dressup" day? The last couple of years Lou was not in the mood for it...

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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Oh, and Geo Soto is having arthroscopic shoulder surgery tomorrow so he'll be ready for next year. I hope that means more Castillo than Hill behind the plate.

cadarnell said:

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would be nice to get a good look at castillo here in the last few games .. we've seen what hill can do I guess...

sloan peterson said:

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Watching Len & Bob do the opening, I began wondering-does anyone in baseball use sunscreen? Len looks like Casper, and if he's in the sun has a good chance of sunburn. Bob already looks a little sunburnt, and I would think some of the players will burn on face/arms as well.Given the years outside, I would think melanoma would be greater among baseball players than say hockey/football players...

baturkey said:

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Marlins starter out after 1 1/3 innings after giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks.

baturkey said:

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Now the Cubs are up 8-0, still top 2nd.

sloan peterson said:

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If spellcheck gets hit,will he charge the mound? We'll never know-he got walked. 8-0 2nd inning,Cubs still up....

sloan peterson said:

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Hope Colvin's ok-it was scary seeing the shattered bat hit him in the chest. Hope he just needs a few stitches...

secdelahc said:

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This game is good background noise while I grade papers.

I'm still trying to recover from the MSU win last night. Suck on it, Notre Dame!

baturkey said:

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Bears up 20-14 at the half.

baturkey said:

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PWSullivan: Colvin in stable position after being impaled by bat in upper left chest. Minimal external bleeding. Chest X-rays and sutures. Scary.

baturkey said:

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Hester doing the running backwards thing again.

sloan peterson said:

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Cubs now ahead 12-3-Quade looks genius with lineup.

cadarnell said:

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don't know if this win will help his resume much ... this one is a garbage time win I think ... Q does look strong in so many ways though ... he probably wont get the job, but wow ... what an effort !!

sloan peterson said:

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Now 13-3,Diamond,Fuld,Baker get hits...

sloan peterson said:

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The catcher for the Marlins is now pitching-his name is Hatcher.

secdelahc said:

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and...Cubs win!

sloan peterson said:

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Nice win-hope Tyler is ok...

JulieDiCaro said:

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oh no. . was watching the Bears. what happened to Tylermania!?

JulieDiCaro said:

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oh no.

i just saw the freeze frame photo: http://twitpic.com/2q2t9u

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