In order to help Epstein not just ease his way into Chicago but to also announce his arrival to the National League, I have a trio of Theocratic Rules I suggest he follow this offseason.
The barbs already were flying. Come Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers bashed the St. Louis Cardinals with their bats.
Yovani Gallardo emerged from the shadows, outpitching Arizona ace Ian Kennedy as the Milwaukee Brewers kept winning at Miller Park, beating the Diamondbacks 4-1 in their NL division series opener on Saturday.
Prince Fielder is in the final year of his contract with the Brewers and the slugger has made it known that this will probably be his last hurrah in the Brew City.
By making just three (relatively) simple steps this offseason, the Cubs can practically guarantee that the excitement – and the crowds – will return to Wrigley Field in 2012.
Yovani Gallardo matched a season high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings and Prince Fielder hit a 443-foot homer before the Brewers bullpen held on in Milwaukee’s 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Prince Fielder hit his 23rd home run and Rickie Weeks needed to be helped off the field when he injured his left ankle running out a throw to first in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
Prince Fielder is only 27 years old, currently tied for the NL lead in RBI and was just christened as MVP of the 2011 All-Star Game. He’s also a free agent-to-be, wants a megabucks deal and measures in at 5-foot-11, 275 pounds.
Tuesday July 12th, 2011, should go down as one of the best days ever for baseball lovers in the Brew City, and I must admit, as a lifetime member of the long suffering Cubs Nation…it stings.
The National League is back on top in the All-Star game, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and ’80s.
If we were really paying attention, we would have seen this coming.
So far this season, Prince Fielder is batting a cool .400 and was just named the National League Player of the Week.
The Milwaukee Brewers got off to a slow start at home this season, they’ve turned that around and will go for their fourth straight home win. But the Chicago Cubs have also had a lot of success in Miller Park.
According to mlb.com, the White Sox and Brewers shared thoughts on Prince Fielder coming to Chicago before signing Adam Dunn.