...reference to the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Middlesex playing baseball was found in a copy of the Whitehall Evening Post from 1749...
What were Theo and Jed thinking when they traded actual major league supporting players for this d-bag?!
Mayo's NEW TOP 20 PROSPECTS. Here's the short list of potential Cubs first round pick candidates next year: 3. Alex Jackson, C, Rancho Bernardo HS, Calif.: A two-time participant in the Under Armour game, Jackson has some serious raw power from the right side and is a good leader with an accurate arm. 4. Touki Toussaint, RHP, Coral Springs Christian HS, Fla.: This Florida prepster is very athletic with a ton of arm strength, using a clean delivery to fire fastballs that can touch the mid-90s to go along with a hard downer curve. 5. Aaron Nola, RHP, Louisiana State: What's a Draft class without a top LSU arm? Nola was LSU's Friday starter this year, going 12-0 with a 1.68 ERA, striking out nearly a batter per inning while holding hitters to a .187 BAA. 6. Trea Turner, SS, N.C. State: He's a shortstop who can stay there, a leadoff hitter extraordinaire with plus-plus speed that allowed him to steal 84 bases in his first two seasons of college ball. 7. Nick Gordon, RHP/SS, Olympia HS, Fla.: The son of Tom and brother of Dee, Gordon is a legitimate two-way guy who can play shortstop and hit from the left side. He's athletic on the mound, too, with a low-90s fastball and a big curve.
A very sad day for central Illinois and baseball. Atleast he is hanging out with Harry now.....
Why is it that Sveum is about the only living creature on the planet, that doesn't see that this poor guy is in DIRE need of a day or 2 off? Also, could it be that the reason he seems so out of it at the plate, is because there's THREE different hitting coaches (Deer, Sveum and Whatshisname) telling him what to do...and probably at the same time?
A genuinely wonderful read about a writer's encounter with The Greatest. (By way of the wonderful Longform.org.)
It's hardly a secret. The Star Tribune's Dennis Brackin looks at the slowdown taking place across baseball. (Somewhat Twins-centric, of course!)
Since the Cubs site hasn't acknowledged the draft yet, I'll use Baseball America's page. Feel free to include any videos of the players the Cubs drafted, intriguing scuttlebutt, or official word of signings. The draft is over. Signing players (both drafted and undrafted, starts today. /international signing season begins July 2nd, and the rummage sale starts shortly thereafter.