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2010-03-16 15:00:00

CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas S. Ricketts, Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, will address the members and guests of The Executives' Club of Chicago at its Chicago CEO Breakfast on March 25, 2010. Mr. Ricketts will speak on his breadth of experience from "Bonds to Baseball." He was named Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs after leading his family's acquisition of the team from the Tribune Company in 2009. He will discuss how his experience building a culture of...

2009-11-18 11:58:00

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Major League Baseball Dominican Development Alliance (MLB-DDA) teamed up with Chicago Cubs Charities Nov. 17 to donate $100,000 to support health and basic education activities at the Caobete Basic School and Education Center for Integrated Health (CESI). "USAID is proud to team up with the Cubs, MLB and...Loyola and Creighton (universities) to help children and...

2009-10-26 10:10:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- TRIBUNE365 National Solutions Group, the multi-platform sales organization of Tribune Company, today announced the debut of LX365 Luxury Media Network, a partnership of leading major-market media properties targeting affluent and locally-engaged audiences in key upscale markets across the U.S. The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle and Houston Chronicle have joined with current network members Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Sun Sentinel...

2009-10-05 13:35:56

The Chicago Cubs have fired hitting coach Von Joshua four months after he replaced Gerald Perry, team officials said. He didn't do anything wrong, General Manager Jim Hendry said. But when you come up from the system in the middle of the year, if things don't make significant differences in improvement, then in my opinion we need to do something. Joshua, who was offered his former job as hitting coach for Triple-A Iowa, left the clubhouse after Sunday's game and was unavailable for comment,...

2009-10-04 19:25:47

Chris Young's three-run homer Sunday led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a season-ending 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. The homer, Young's 15th this season and his only hit in the game, gave Arizona a 5-0 lead with no outs in the top of the fourth. Gerardo Parra had two hits and one RBI, while Stephen Drew hit an RBI single for the Diamondbacks, who finished last in the NL West with a record of 70-92. The winner was starter Doug Davis (9-14). Juan Gutierrez hurled a 1-2-3 ninth, earning his ninth...

2009-10-03 15:14:32

Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto drove in two runs each Saturday, pacing the Chicago Cubs' 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Soto's two hits were an RBI double in the bottom of the fourth and an RBI infield single in the sixth. Johnson's two-run fourth-inning triple was his only hit. Tyler Colvin added sixth-inning RBI triple for the Cubs, who broke a three-game losing streak. Winner Randy Wells (12-10) gave up three hits in seven innings with a walk and 10 strikeouts. Relievers Esmailin...

2009-10-02 17:02:49

Eric Byrnes homered twice and knocked in five runs Friday, leading Arizona's 12-3 rout of the Chicago Cubs. The first of his four hits was a third-inning RBI single after Arizona already led 6-0. Later, he hit a solo homer, a second RBI single, and a two-run homer. Rusty Ryal drove in four with a three-run double and a sacrifice fly. One of four hits by Chris Young was a solo homer. Stephen Drew had three hits and one RBI, while Mark Reynolds added a sacrifice fly for the Diamondbacks, who...

2009-10-01 23:07:37

The scheduled game between Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cubs was wiped out by rain Thursday. Because the game had no bearing on the playoff race, it will not be made up. Pittsburgh owned a 3-0 lead through three innings when it was halted. The umpires waited two hours before finally calling the contest. The Pirates will close out the season with a three-game series in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh will need one victory to avoid a 100-loss campaign. Chicago will be at home to Arizona to close out the...

2009-09-30 22:20:30

Ryan Doumit drove in four runs and scored three times Wednesday, leading Pittsburgh to an 8-2 win over the Chicago Cubs and a sweep of a doubleheader. The Pirates won the opener 4-0 and have captured four of their last five games. If they can win two of their final four, they will avoid a 100-loss season. Doumit doubled home two runs in the third, then scored on a single by Brandon Moss. Doumit had an RBI single in the seventh and came around to score on a fielder's choice grounder from...

2009-09-30 16:54:14

Charlie Morton's complete-game four-hitter Wednesday led Pittsburgh's 4-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a day/night double-header. Morton (5-9) threw 119 pitches with three walks and eight strikeouts in his first career shutout. He did not give up a hit until the third inning and never allowed a runner to advance past second base. Pittsburgh scored its runs in the top of the first on a groundout by Steve Pearce, a two-run double by Jason Jaramillo and Brian Bixler's RBI...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'