Cubs let one Get Away on Getaway Day

The Cubs lost 4-3 in 10 innings to the Reds in Cincinnati.  The loss in itself is not exactly an earth shattering revelation considering the Cubs came into Thursday’s matinee owners of the fewest wins in the Senior Circuit, tied with the San Diego Padres, with nine victories in 25 games.

However, the fashion in which the Cubs lost is what has many Cubs fans fuming.

The return of starter Ryan Dempster, who was activated off the disabled list prior to the game, along with reliever Kerry Wood, pitched a stellar ball game for eight innings.

In his time on the mound, Dempster gave up just three hits and one walk and didn’t allow a single reds run.

Dempster even got some run support which has been avoiding him like the plague in his starts thus far this season.  The Cubs got solo homeruns from Starlin Castro, first baseman Bryan LaHair, and Geovany Soto staking the Cubs to a 3-0 lead.  Seemingly enough for the Cubs to leave the Queen City with a rare win on a day Dempster was dealing.  Continue reading

Down on the Farm with Cubs 3B Prospect Dustin Geiger

This morning I had the pleasure to interview Chicago Cubs 3B prospect, Dustin Geiger, on my radio show in Chicago called The Wake up Call which airs on www.sporstownchicago.com.

Dustin and I got in touch via Twitter about a week ago, and since then found him to be very engaging and appreciative of his fans and equally gracious.

In fact, Dustin gave away an autographed bat to one of his lucky followers.

Talk about being a class act.

To get the ball rolling I asked him the poll question for the show the day which was what his favorite sports themed movie was.  Not to my surprise he replied with Bull Durham. A movie following the minor league Durham Bulls and the exploits the players find themselves in as many are trying to make it to “The Show” while some are just trying to hang on a little bit longer.  Continue reading