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First graders yawn as they take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Kiev, September 1, 2010. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
These children are Cub fans



Julie posed an interesting question when we learned Eric Wedge was to be named manager of the Mariners. How much fun would he and Milton Bradley have reuniting?

Wedge made it clear to Seattle management that he had moved past the incident, however, and it appears that Bradley also wants to move on.  Stone heard from a Mariners official who revealed two texts sent by Bradley praising the club's hire: "Whatever took place was six or seven years ago and I'm over it" and "[Wedge] was a disciplinarian and I felt our team lacked discipline last year. Hopefully, he instills some of that.''

This could be a fun side story to watch in Seattle whenever next season goes south for us.


Two Cubs minor leaguers played for Team USA at the Pan Am Games qualifier last week. Remember Chris Archer single-handedly battling communism?

The U.S. squad finished 9-1 overall and shared third in the Pan American Qualifier tournament with Venezuela. By finishing in the top seven, Team USA qualifies for the 2011 Pan American Games, to be played in Guadalajara, Mexico, next fall. Cubs pitching prospect Chris Archer led the U.S. team with 15 strikeouts in his two starts. Jackson was limited to three games because of a heel injury, which is not serious. He was held out of games as a precautionary measure. He made the most of his at-bats, batting .667 with a home run.

Carrie Muskat posted that story five days ago when she didn't realize that there were actually three Cubs minor leaguers in the Pan Am Games. Or maybe she did, but she hates Canada and someone shamed her into posting this yesterday.

Belated congrats to Chris Robinson who went 5-for-6 with a home run and three RBIs in the final game for Team Canada in the Pan Am qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico. Robinson, who played for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, was named to the tournament's All-Star team at catcher. He appeared in five games and batted .545.

Bruce Miles continued his look at the 2010 season yesterday with Kosuke Fukudome.

Here are Fukudome's month-by-month numbers from this year, excluding the three days in October:

April: .344/.443/.641
May: .253/.348/.367
June: .189/.259/.226
July: .162/.340/.324
August: .365/.467/.651
September: .210/.333/.355

There's more in there about Fukudome's career numbers, including how his walk rate, ISO and more! Go read it.

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Doc said:

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Rumor is that Wedge was told by Jim Hendry that he was their backup choice if they couldn't land Joe Girardi.

That would make Quade or Sandberg the 3rd choice in the process.

flyball said:

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isn't that something you tell everyone to make them feel better

you weren't our first choice, but it was very very close, well yeah, but one of the Voltaggios is Top Chef and the other got the Corvette

Doc said:

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considering the unlikely chance the Cubs have to land Girardi, I really don't think that would have been good idea to tell him.

Now if they said, "You are our second choice next to Quade. If he goes somewhere else, then the job is yours...", then I would think that would have been something to say to someone to make them feel better...as Quade would most certainly take the job.

And besides, you usually don't tell someone that until after the hiring takes place.

flyball said:

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did they really think he was going to wait around for the Cubs?

right

Doc said:

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It's kinda sad that he would rather manage Milton Bradley than wait and manage the Cubs.

sloan peterson said:

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The reason we don't make a big deal about Team Canada here, is that we don't want them to get a big head-it's bad enough about their health care being better,and baseball victories would allow them to rub it in...:)

sloan peterson said:

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Also, here's a link to send an email to the Rutgers player Eric Le Grand, who was injured Saturday and remains paralyzed below the neck: http://scarletknights.com/football/eric/getwell.asp

baturkey said:

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CubsInsider: The Cubs & manager Mike Quade have reached agreement on a two-year contract with a club option for the 2013 season. #Cubs

Doc said:

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CubsInsider is about as reliable as it gets.

Hmmm....interesting.

ELRaythar said:

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I think ESPN also reported Quade as manager.

secdelahc said:

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Well, so much for dragging this out as long as we can.

Cubs Psychologist said:

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What do we do when the Yankees let Giradi go after losing to the Rangers??

secdelahc said:

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Cry into our beers?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Yankees are not going to let Girardi go. Who else wouldthey possibly hire?

ELRaythar said:

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Joe Torre!

Doc said:

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Joe Torre's wife won't let him come out of retirement.

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