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Reverse the Curse – Addison on Addison

As Americans celebrated our nation’s independence this past weekend, we looked to the sky to see the fireworks, sparks of light and a new beginning for the Cubs.  This edition of Reverse the Curse is dedicated to all the bright spots on the North side.

Between the media hype around the All-Star game next week and the Samardzija trade last week it is time to be buzzing about the CHICAGO CUBS!!  First, let’s reflect on our first Reverse the Curse article which gave some insight into the excitement in Des Moines, the Cubs Triple A Club, where now, (I’m sure thanks to SportsDivas) superstar Kris Bryant was recently promoted from AA from AAA,  Javier Baez is continuing to play well and Manny Ramirez#Mannybeingmanny (who I think now is in his 50s) some how delivered a game winning hit on Sunday. #mannybeingmanny.  Then we took a look at the Cubs Bull Pen stacked with Valbuena and Schlitter(Schlit). And last week, we felt great about Jake Arrieta, approaching a no-hitter twice in the last month including an incredible performance through 8 innings in Boston.  #sweep #classbostonfans

Today its Anthony Rizzo batting up to his potential.

2Jgz4ahY_reasonably_smallPlease Don’t Forget to VoteRizzo right now.  Per He leads all NL first basemen in homers (17), is tied for first in walks (50) and ranks third in runs (56), while upping his average to .276 so far this year. Entering Saturday’s game, his 2.4 WAR was second best among NL first basemen. Rizzo, looking for a first selection, also brings Gold Glove-worthy credentials at first, coming off a .997 fielding percentage in 2013.


And finally Addison Russell from Oakland is 20 years old  and was acquired by the Cubs along with pitcher Dan Strailyoutfielder Billy McKinney, and a player to be named later for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.   Addison Russell was the 11th overall draft pick in 2012, he is a powerful short stop with a fearless attitude.  What could be better a player named for the street that Wrigley Field and Elwood Blues reside on.  GO CUBS!!



About the author: Nancy Tiano. Cubs Correspondent. Nancy, a Chicago native and diehard Cubs fan, has spent time following sports around the globe from Cricket Matches in Melbourne, to the US OPEN Tennis in New York, cheering for the Blackhawks at the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Chicago, enjoying the US OPEN at Congressional and watching the NBA Finals in Boston. Nancy’s true love is baseball and her heart belongs to the Cubs. Having visited twenty-four Major League Baseball Stadiums, she’s enjoyed her share of teams all over the nation. She’s seen every Baseball movie filmed and attends the Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, AZ every year since attending her first trip to spring training with her grandfather and brother at age nine. She had the privilege of sitting with Harry Carry and Steve Stone during batting practice and has been hooked ever since. Nancy enjoys selling technology by day which allows her to travel and follow her true passion the Chicago Cubs. Catch Nancy on Twitter at @nancytiano

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  • Jon Lampros

    Great article! I love the continuous positive forward thinking.

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