Did Bobby Thomson have help?

Were the NY Giants stealing signs in 1951? Was their comeback to the pennant entirely proper? Apparently not...

Vogelbach and Alcantara Spring Training HRs

While looking for Vogelbombs on YouTube, I stumbled across these two videos. Alcantara turned on one left handed, and Vogelbach hit an opposite field bomb. This field had a rather large fence. Here's to hoping both keep making the right steps forward. Link to Vogelbomb: Link to Alcantara-bomb:

Profile of the Cubs in Grantland

Rany Jazayerli doesn't say anything that all of us don't already know, but it's always nice to read something positive.

LaTroy Hawkins and Family

Nice story I never knew about an ex-Cub

Marcos Mateo Returned from Arizona

Per Carrie Muskat: The D-backs returned right-handed pitcher Marcos Mateo to the Cubs on Thursday per Rule 5 Draft guidelines. Arizona selected Mateo last December, and he appeared in four Cactus League games, giving up five hits, one walk and striking out three over four innings. Mateo, 29, appeared in 13 big league games with the Cubs over two seasons, 2010-11, but he has struggled with elbow problems. Players selected in the Rule 5 Draft must stay on the Major League roster the entire season or be offered back to their previous club.

Albert Pujols, Douche.

The ex-Cardinal has some awesome thoughts on his teammate Mike Trout.

The Pioneer of Tommy John Surgery has passed away

Rest in Peace to Frank Jobe, a dedicated professional who provided a second chance to countless athletes. He led a great and full life. Interesting note - Jobe initially estimated (Tommy) John's chances of returning to the majors at less than 5 percent.

If he keeps it up lets start a petition for Kris Bryant to start the Season as starter in the Biggs

  1. Need a solid 3rd Baseman
  2. Good Power already
  3. Make This Season interesting
  4. Don't you want it?
  5. Beats a Platoon or Valbuena

MLB Announces Revolutionary New Fielding-Tracking System

Sounds like it will make a major change in understanding and evaluating defense.

NYC Finally Got Around to Digitizing Ebbets Field Blueprints

But of course they are crappy low-resolution versions. I have sent off an e-mail to find out if there are high-res versions available for purchase.

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