Nifty Site News

For those lovers of Google News, there's another site called SportSpyder which does just about the same, but is devoted entirely to sports. What I like more about SportSpyder is that they update almost instantly AND now The Cub Reporter is one of the news sources. Check it out and I highly recommend bookmarking it if you like to stay up-to-date on Cubs news. On the left you'll see us listed an an independent news source and I think as long as we include the word "Cubs" somewhere in the post, it'll show up on the site. You can do searches as well, and just typing in Felix Pie came up with this week's Organizational Report as the top listing. I'm amused if anything.

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This site is great. 10x better than ProSportsDaily.

Plus you can get the results via RSS

http://www.sportspyder.com/rss/teams/mlb/cubs...

Very slick!

This site is great. 10x better than ProSportsDaily.

Plus you can get the results via RSS

http://www.sportspyder.com/rss/teams/mlb/cubs...

Very slick!

I have used various RSS aggregators for the Cubs and this one does not seem to be better or worse.

However, one thing that makes this worse for other teams is that appears to do a simple search for the mascot. As the Cubs is a unique mascot it will work. When I looked at the Boston College Eagles aggregation it was filled with Philadelphia Eagles stories. Sorry, that is neither "slick" nor "nifty".

Oh, also there are tons of ADS. No thank you.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers...

Un related...but good article on the ugliness of the Cubs this year.

Thanks for the negativitly FLOORMASTER but your right, looks like sport calculator went a bit awry on BC, we will fix it later

I have no idea how RSS feeds work and have never used them. I'm sure they're fantastic though. As something that is simple enough to just bookmark and check for daily news, it works great in my opinion.

The RSS feed has no ads...intentional or not. And you can always use a plugin like Adblock if you need to.

And as Dal mentioned they'll fine tune their search so the 4 BC fans can get their news. For a free low hassle tool for Cubs searches this works pretty well.

(and sorry about the double post before)

RSS THE EASY WAY

Download a free copy of the excellent Firefox Browser.

Install it.

Browse yourself over to The Cub Reporter, for example.

Look down at the right corner of your bottom browser bar and you should see what Firefox calls a "Live Bookmark." It's an orange and white square icon. Pages that are syndicating RSS will cause that icon to appear.

Hover over it and a tooltip will pop up that says
something like "add live bookmark for this page's feed".

Left click on the icon and an option will appear to "subscribe to rss."

click on that and the rest is self explanatory.

Now you have subscribed to TCR's RSS feed.

Click on "Bookmarks" along the top bar of the browser. A list of your bookmarks will appear.

Move your mouse over the TCR listing and all the latest threads at TCR will dropdown in a hotlinked list.

Voila! RSS for dummies.

Matt Murton, LF
Todd Walker, 2B
Derrek Lee, 1B
Aramis Ramirez, 3B
Nomar Garciaparra, SS
Michael Barrett, C
Jeromy Burnitz, RF
Corey Patterson, CF

All the players are updated now

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  • Chapman shouldn't be reserved anymore on 40 man.

    chitownmvp01 3 hours 26 min ago view
  • Interesting split on Heyward according to ESPN. As a CF, his slash line .292/.363/.375/.738. At RF: .212/.204/.300/.604. 21/72 as a CF, 58/273 as a RF.

    He's also been better when batting 2nd, but he had a nice start in the 6 hole, but has slumped ever since. He was heating up before the All Star break, but is only hitting .108 in the 2nd half.

    chitownmvp01 3 hours 34 min ago view
  • When we played the Reds with Chapman, I always thought of it as an eight-inning game. So now other teams have eight innings to try to get a lead against the Cubs. Should be a challenge, assuming three or four Cubs ever start hitting again.

    I don't really try to get to know and like these players personally. I'm rooting for laundry, for the most part. Exceptions might be when a player makes trouble in the clubhouse or in the dugout. (Zambrano and Bradley come to mind. Also Papelbon.) But I don't think Chapman is one of those jerks.

    VirginiaPhil 7 hours 7 min ago view
  • Unfortunately, a pretty good summary. It looks like next year Heyward will be getting yet another batting stance adjustment.

    The recent good news has been Baez. I'm afraid about the next league adjustment on him, though, which is probably right around the corner.

    Bryant I don't worry about too much. Just not seeing the ball well right now. He'll turn it around. Russell's been good with men in scoring position all year and he's 22ish. He'll be fine but next year is likely to be his breakout year.

    Old and Blue 9 hours 10 min ago view
  • If Travis' back-to-back-to-back walks cost Hendricks the ERA title, that would really suck.

    billybucks 18 hours 13 min ago view
  • Edit: "A lifeless loss to a lousy Sox team."

    billybucks 18 hours 56 min ago view
  • This place is a real downer after a loss to the Sox.

    Charlie 19 hours 7 min ago view
  • I expect they will go 5-9 games above .500 the rest of the year. 96-98 wins will win the Division.

    They should have one more 2-3 week hot streak in them.

    However, several players are just "average" for the last month: Zobrist, Ross, Russell, Ceasar. Montero is terrible, plus he cannot throw anyone out. -WAR. Heyward is abysmal at the plate, but a plus in the OF. Still with RISP he has been terrible. KB has not been driving in runs as of late. But Apparently the team is still above average with RISP according to S Sahadev.

    The E-Man 19 hours 13 min ago view
  • I came to that realization tonight. I kept expecting them to play better, but now I realize they aren't going to. They are a .500 team now.
    - They have one reliable starting pitcher. Jake's magic is gone, and it doesn't look like it's coming back. Lester has been lousy recently. Lackey's ERA goes up every time he pitches.
    - Heyward has been dead weight all year. I can't remember a single series where he was a significant offensive contributor. Not one. Great defense, but but if he were hitting .270 with 10 HR and played average defense, the Cubs would be better off.

    billybucks 19 hours 17 min ago view
  • new rule...no one's allowed to throw k.bryant a changeup

    crunch 19 hours 28 min ago view
  • Team is .500 since early May and is playing like a .500 team. Lack of offense seems to be putting a lot of pressure on the pitchers...and they aren't handling it terribly well.

    .500 the rest of the way still may win the division though.

    blockhead25 19 hours 34 min ago view
  • ...i hate espn.

    nothing like settling into a cubs game to get a few minutes cutaway for an ortiz AB in the 6th inning of the det/bos game.

    oh, at least they're doing split screen now...i guess.

    crunch 19 hours 49 min ago view
  • I'm liking this rookie Nathan.

    CTSteve 19 hours 50 min ago view
  • Richard DFA'd. Meh...

    The E-Man 22 hours 41 min ago view
  • Throwbacks with fashionable cutouts would be a nice touch.

    Charlie 1 day 1 hour ago view
  • The next 2 games are nationally televised. I think we dominate tonight, hitting 3 HRs off Shields. Great night for KB to end HR drought facing HR prone pitcher in one of the most hitter friendly parks in the league.

    chitownmvp01 1 day 1 hour ago view