Don't skip through too much today, there are more interesting nuggets than you might think.
From Comcast SportsNet
- Sammy Sosa can't wait to return to Wrigley Field.
- Apparently, the 1984 Cubs helped this year's version of the Los Angeles Dodgers advance to the NLCS.
From Cubs Den
- The Cubs made some unsurprising moves on their 40-man roster.
- This was written before the Joe Girardi news broke, but it still holds up. The Cubs will just have to land the next Terry Francona or Joe Maddon.
- Cub prospects are impressing early in the Arizona Fall League.
- Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is progressing through his rehab.
- Outfield prospect Albert Almora will participate in a special hitting challenge out in Arizona.
- Some experts are already redoing the 2013 baseball draft. And at least one of those experts thinks the Cubs got the best player in Kris Bryant, who might be on the fast track to the big leagues.
- More from Arizona, specifically about Kris Bryant. The powerful third baseman is playing well early in the Arizona Fall League.
From the Chicago Tribune
- With Joe Girardi off the table, the search for a manager will shift gears.
- Sammy Sosa wants to make peace on the north side of town.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, the front page story on the Sun-Times' Cubs' page was that the Yankees might be running out of patience with Joe Girardi. Just sayin'.
From the Daily Herald
- I don't generally link to columnists, particularly those who aren't very good. But since we're looking for sunshine, Mike Imrem thinks "missing out" on Joe Girardi isn't too painful.
Today's food for thought
- The first evidence of a comet strike on Earth has been found in Egypt.
- And in deep space, a NASA spacecraft is headed towards Jupiter.