The Cubs like Russell Martin’s all-around game. He’s an All-Star catcher who’s gone to the playoffs with the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cubs can’t clone the 2004 Boston Red Sox, even if Manny Ramirez becomes Bill Mueller’s assistant hitting coach.
A clubhouse wise guy noticed the blue T-shirt for sale at one of the souvenir stands near the players’ parking lot at Wrigley Field.
John Baker has become a face for this punch-drunk season of Cubbie baseball as the lead guitarist/backup catcher/emergency pitcher/quote machine.
This isn’t exactly how the Cubs envisioned impacting the pennant race, making waves with a rain-shortened game at Wrigley Field that ended after a delay that lasted four hours and 34 minutes.