This is the symbiotic relationship between the Cubs manager and the Chicago media. The Cubs shouldnt be covered like an NFL team, where every game leads to sweeping conclusions. In many ways, the San Francisco Giants are the model for business/baseball synergy, but even they couldnt make the playoffs the year after winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, each time finishing at least eight games out of first place and dealing with the kind of hangover the Cubs are experiencing now, making this four-game series at Wrigley Field a reality check.
This might be just the thing to rev up the 10-games behind gang at AT&T Park. Peet’s Coffee has teamed up with the San Francisco Giants to introduce the 2017 Giants Clubhouse Blend, with sales benefiting underserved youth via the Giants Community Fund. The Latin American dark roast will be available at Peet’s locations, in grocery stores and on Peets.com while supplies last. Five percent of proceeds, up to $10,000, will be donated to the fund. To help launch the campaign, outfielders Hunter Pence and Denard Span will play the barista position Tuesday, May 30, in San Francisco. (This shouldn’t affect Pence’s troublesome hamstring, but let’s make sure Span doesn’t start pulling espresso shots with
Kyle Schwarber and his .186 batting average haven’t exactly been thrilling this season for the Chicago Cubs. Facing Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants, Schwarber smashed a ball completely out of Wrigley Field onto Sheffield Avenue. It was like it hitched a ride on a missile and landed 470 feet later.