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Friday Cubs Headlines: We're Getting The Band Back Together!

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 Yesterday, the Cubs announced that they've signed minor league deals with Augie Ojeda and Braden Looper and have invvited both players to Spring Training.

No, I don't know why.

But with the recent return of Ojeda, Reed Johnson, Kerry Wood, and Todd Wellenmeyer, can Roberto Novoa, Jason DuBois, and Todd Walker be far behind?

One player who refuses to be foisted from his OF position by the return of Brant Brown is Tyler Colvin. He wants the Cubs to know that, just because he had his lungs pierced with a shard of wood, it doesn't mean he's not ready to go:

"It's over," he said, matter-of-factly.

During the Cubs Convention, Colvin was asked about the accident. It's something he will probably be asked about the rest of his life.

"It's expected," he said. "I hate that I have to do it, but it happened."

So, let's move on. Colvin finds himself in the same position he was going into Spring Training 2010. The Cubs have four outfielders -- Colvin, Alfonso Soriano, Marlon Byrd and Kosuke Fukudome -- and three spots.

Cubs manager Mike Quade says he'll rotate the quartet in an effort to keep players like Soriano and Byrd fresh.

"Quade will put a lineup up there that'll win, and we'll keep it going," Colvin said.

I know a lot of you were extremely worried about Milton Bradley's future, so let me assure you that the Mariners are standing by their man:

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners aren't giving up on Milton Bradley as the oft-troubled outfielder awaits a court appearance following his arrest in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Thursday that the Mariners are moving forward with Bradley as part of their roster and expect him to arrive at spring training ready to compete for a job on the Mariners roster.

 
Bradley was arrested earlier this month in his native Los Angeles and has a court appearance set for Feb. 8.

"The legal issues are the legal issues. That's something that takes care of itself," Zduriencik said. "What we're thinking about is, he's coming in, he's part of this organization, he's going to compete for a job and let the pieces fall where they may."

Sure, let the chips fall where they may. And if they keep falling on women who he apparently can't stop abusing and/or threatening, so be it! After all, he can really hit a baseball!

Big news, kids! The new blog network started by Mark and I (with Pat serving as our esteemed Creative Director), G9 Sports, launches on Tuesday, February 1. That means that you'll find LOHO at a new url (and yes, you'll have to register again. Deal with it)": http://www.aleagueofherown.

Don't miss today's installment of Wrigley Talk Friday, which kicks off at 1:00 pm on Blog Talk Radio. You can find the link to listen here.

It's Friday, and you know what that means: hit shuffle on the ol' iPod and give us the first five songs that come up. No fear. No judgment. No cheatsies.

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HackWilson09 said:

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Back Broke - The Swell Season
Madame George - Van Morrison
The Hardest Part - Coldplay
That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings
Commerce City Sister - Devotchka

Wow, that was a weird shuffle.

Sorta like the shit Hendry is doing. What an idiot, seriously. He's already spend Gorzellany's extremely affordable and logical contract money on a bunch of minor league deals for schwag that don't make any major league roster. Masked behind the departure of Gorzellany is surely the fact that he needs to make room for Spellcheck. Hendry WANTS to be fired so he can collect unemployment. There is no other reason to behave this way.

The latest ones are killing me - Looper and Wellemeyer. Because they have Riggins written all over them. "Ooh, Ooh! I worked with Sir Dave Duncan on those guys! I know how to fix those terrible pitchers and making them pitch SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGELY! (for exactly one season) "Give them each a million dollars!"

Happy Friday.

jarowcliffe said:

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Luther Played the Boogie - Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire - Alan Jackson
Why Don't We Just Dance - Josh Turner
I've Been A Long Time Leaving(But I'll Be A Long Time) - Toby Keith
Fly Over Town - Jason Aldean

Chris said:

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Everybody's Broken - Bon Jovi
Certainty - Julian Vincent
Everything - Lifehouse
Love You - The Free Design
God of Wine - Third Eye Blind

J Pep said:

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Congratulations to Indiana for beating Illinois last night and turning my entire January into one big suckfest sports wise.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Woooooo! You should have heard the yell I let out when the buzzer sounded. Max came runing upstairs because he thought I was being murdered.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Woooooo! You should have heard the yell I let out when the buzzer sounded. Max came runing upstairs because he thought I was being murdered.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Woooooo! You should have heard the yell I let out when the buzzer sounded. Max came runing upstairs because he thought I was being murdered.

jarowcliffe said:

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is it Feb 1st yet?

JulieDiCaro said:

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bwahahahahaha!

Teebob2000 said:

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C'mon, we'll miss great error messages like this one I just got...

Your comment submission failed for the following reasons: Publish failed: Renaming tempfile '/blogs/chicagonow/htdocs/blogs/league-of-her-own/2011/01/friday-cubs-headlines-were-getting-the-band-back-together.html.new' failed: Renaming '/blogs/chicagonow/htdocs/blogs/league-of-her-own/2011/01/friday-cubs-headlines-were-getting-the-band-back-together.html.new' to '/blogs/chicagonow/htdocs/blogs/league-of-her-own/2011/01/friday-cubs-headlines-were-getting-the-band-back-together.html' failed: No such file or directory

sloan peterson said:

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No IPOD allowed @work- so 5 from 100.3 the Sound:
"Freebird"-Lynard Skinyrd
"Telephone"-ELO
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"-The Police
"Wild World"- Cat Stevens
"Pride & Joy" Stevie Ray Vaughn

jarowcliffe said:

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You mean Lynyrd Skynyrd...

Teebob2000 said:

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It was the cover band version...

jarowcliffe said:

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Oh nevermind then...

sloan peterson said:

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Actually I used the spelling for the teacher that Skynyrd used for their name.... By accident....:)

jarowcliffe said:

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Fun fact: The teacher that the band is named after was named Leonard Skinner, the original band name was actually, Leonard Skinnerd, but eventually they adopted Lynyrd Skynyrd. Skinner passed last September sadly.

If you are a fan of Skynyrd I highly recommend Freebird: The Movie

sloan peterson said:

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Re new LOHO Home: Will there be a FAQ area? Also will the default Avatar remain a traffic cone? Can we register prior to 2/1/11? And if so, is there some kind of prize? If the default avatar is not the traffic cone may I recommend a picture of the #10 in honor of Santo?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Haaaaaaaa.

I don't know. You'll have to ask my tech guru and secret lover, Mark.

Teebob2000 said:

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So secret, in fact, even HE doesn't know!

gravedigger said:

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Yes, this is news to me.

HoboHanson said:

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My chair is coming with me! Also, regarding the new home: I sure don't mind registering again, but can I unregister from this place?

sloan peterson said:

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Planning your exit already?

Doc said:

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For my new avatar, I'll have to take a nice new picture to creep you all out with.

gravedigger said:

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I've disabled avatars right now, lol.

sloan peterson said:

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I also would like spellcheck for the new LOHO....

flyball said:

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use firefox, it has spellcheck

sloan peterson said:

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Not allowed @ work-is blocked along with a lot of other things....

jarowcliffe said:

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Where do you work? China? No firefox, no iPod....

sloan peterson said:

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I am a humble civil servant-no Ipod's in case someone wants to talk to me-no firefox because, well that Internet thing again is for work use only...

Teebob2000 said:

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No random 5 today. Currently listening to "Eat a Peach," just one of the greatest albums ever.

Gzeeb said:

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1. Jingy - Bob Schneider
2 I Wanna To Drive The Zamboni - Gear Daddies
3. Basement Apartment - Sarah Harmer
4. I Feel Free - Cream
5. The Look Of Love (Part 1) -ABC

gravedigger said:

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Speaking of G9, I hereby apologize to anything I ever said bad about Jimmy. Jesus, this is one demanding group :P

Well, except the things he said about baseball. Those were still largely pretty dumb.

Jimmy Greenfield said:

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You had me, then you lost me.

Shanny said:

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Oh how I have missed this site! Alas, I'm trying to be a little more steady now. :D

Plain White Tees - 1,2,3,4
Cinderella Soundtrack - Bibbity Bobbity Boo (yes, it's true)
Robert Rudolph and the Family Band - Ain't Nothin' Wrong With That
The Who - I Can See For Miles
Kelly Clarkson - How I Feel

Ugh. Bad list. Is it spring yet?

Doc said:

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Busy day...late to the party...

About Milton Bradley (damn...I promised never to mention him again)...

Last week, the Mariners made it sound as if, unless he makes a pretty impressive showing at spring training this year, he'll probably get cut. So there's that. With all the money he is owed, and as crappy as the Mariners are, my guess is that Bradley will have his usual good March and make the team.

and my iPod 5:

Superman - R.E.M
Innocent - Gowan
Miss America - Styx
Live and Let Die - Guns N' Roses (don't ask...Paul McCartney is much better)
Superstars - Styx

Doc said:

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Hey Pat...nice work on the G9 Sports logo. Looking good. I can't wait to see everything next week!

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