The One Good Thing About This Bradley Mess

If there's anything good about this Milton Bradley suspension other than not having to read about the last idiotic thing Milton said, is that the Cubs are calling up Tyler Colvin. Well it would be good if Lou Piniella wasn't managing, because then he would just play Sam Fuld, Jake Fox or Micah Hoffpauir and Tyler Colvin the rest of the season with a few at-bats for Kosuke Fukudome sprinkled in, but instead I imagine it'll be more Scales, Fuld and Fukudome than anything else and that makes me want to throw a brick at the TV screen. And let's say I wouldn't be all to upset if that brick magically traveled through that TV screen and knocked some sense back into Lou.

For those that might have missed the former #1 picks career arc, he was a suprise first round pick at #13 in 2006. There were reports later that some teams were thinking about taking him later in the first round, so there's no way he would have lasted to the Cubs next pick in the 5th round and then the Cubs picked up a first round talent in Jeff Samardzija who slipped because of his football committment at the time. Then the Cubs ruined it all by giving Samardzija a major league contract but that's for another time.

Colvin then had some decent seasons in Boise and Daytona in 2006 and 2007 but struggled badly in 2008 in Double A. Ended up that he had a bum elbow and went under the knife for Tommy John Surgery at the end of last year after trying to play in the Arizona Fall League. He was ready by the start of this year, but just in DH capacity and started the year off in Daytona. Once the Cubs felt he was healed up, they brought him back to Tennessee for his second tour and in half a season he put up a .859 OPS in what is normally considered a pitcher's league with 35 XBH's and earned Southern League player of the week twice in August. He still strikes out at a Mark Reynolds rate with no walks or patience to offset that, so let's just say I'm not on the edge of my seat, but I'd like to see the kid get plenty of opportunties to play the rest of the way.

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"Anyway I give up. Either I am talking to a bunch of rocks"

Good, this has turned into The Real Neal Reporter, it would be delightful if you STFU for a little bit.

Also, thanks for calling everyone here a bunch of rocks, we appreciate that. DICK.

It's turned into Salem circa 1692.

Here's a crazy idea, if you don't like what I have to say, don't read it. Or move back to Nazi Germany, whichever.

Actually, I would love to move to Germany.

I'm not calling you a racist, but Germany is a place where racism lives on.

I was at a bar in a pretty large city last year, it had about 12 customers, a black guy comes in, and two or three of the customers have a passive aggressive conversation with the guy, addressing him as 'Blackie'. There may have been some history, between them, I don't know.

Get a Caucasian Germanic alone and ask them what they think about all the Turks in their country. I'm not saying that every German is racist, but attitudes like that certainly are more openly tolerated there than here in the states.

I've noticed the same attitudes in Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain, and France. As well as all over the US and Canada. There are racists everywhere, not just in the RF bleachers on days that MB plays.

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  • Wow, did they blow this game. Stupid plays by the kids in the 7th -- Almora throwing to 3rd instead of 2nd to keep the DP in order (when a DP probably wins the game) and Baez throwing to 3rd (to a backpedalling KB) instead of getting the easy 2nd out at first - cost them the game. Also, Contreras almost throws the ball into RF on a nonexistent pick-off play. And Maddon, for using Peralta in the first place. Did they do a bunch of shots in the dugout before the 7th? Unbelievably bad baseball. I thought Almora had a high baseball IQ?

    billybucks 11 min 30 sec ago view
  • men on 2nd/3rd, 0 out...and nothing.

    cubs lose :(

    crunch 44 min 19 sec ago view
  • UH OH! RALLY TIME!

    crunch 54 min 8 sec ago view
  • Getting tired of this Heywood weak sauce

    jacos 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • Yep, can't say I disagree with that. His first batter and resulting walk was just brutal. Reminded me of a bit of Jacque Jones spiking his throws into the ground from RF.

    Eric S 1 hour 13 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best.

    fixed that for ya.

    crunch 1 hour 20 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best. Hind sight is easy but Peralta had nothing.

    Eric S 1 hour 28 min ago view
  • make that just peralta...

    crunch 1 hour 29 min ago view
  • a.soriano new OF fielding coach?

    crunch 2 hours 33 min ago view
  • Why is Almora jumping up on catches?

    jacos 2 hours 35 min ago view
  • "Tommy La Stella (hamstring) will remain on his minor league rehab assignment through at least Friday."

    should be an interesting roster shuffle once these guys trickle back in. i imagine patton or peralta are on the hot seat for la stella's return.

    crunch 2 hours 54 min ago view
  • 6 pitches, 2 run lead.

    neat.

    crunch 4 hours 3 min ago view
  • So am I. Point remains.

    Old and Blue 13 hours 52 min ago view
  • Not certain why the site has been slowed. Worked much of Wednesday on it and will continue today. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will probably take it offline for a while, but it will be up before the game against the Mets.

    WebAdmin 21 hours 59 min ago view
  • Mine has been really slow to load -- on different computers from different locations.

    JoePepitone 1 day 20 min ago view
  • Anybody else have issues accessing the site this afternoon/evening?

    Eric S 1 day 1 hour ago view