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1000 Words: A Cubs Thanksgiving Wish

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1000 Words: Farewell Dale

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Dale Sveum was released by the Cubs on Monday morning. In two seasons as the club’s manager, Sveum compiled a 127-197 record.

1000 Words: Ryno is coming home

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The last time Ryne Sandberg was in the Wrigley Field dugout as a visitor was in 1981 when he was a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies. On Friday afternoon, he’ll return as the Phillies’ manager, when the Cubs open a three-game set with Philadelphia on Friday. Sandberg spent 15 years in Cubbie blue during his Hall of Fame career. He went to 10 All-Star games, won nine Gold Gloves and was the 1984 NL MVP.

1000 Words: Shark wins NL Co-Player of the Week honors

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Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija was named the NL Co-Player of the Week, along with Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez, for his two dominating starts against Washington and San Diego. The Shark posted an impressive 1.59 ERA, allowing three earned runs over 17.0 innings pitched, and picked up 12 strikeouts versus only two walks.

On Monday, Samardzija tossed his second complete game of the season, pitching 9.0 innings of one-run ball in an 11-1 drubbing of the Nationals at Wrigley Field. On Saturday, the 28-year-old held the Padres to two earned runs over 8.0 innings in a 3-2 victory at PETCO Park.

The last Cub to win the award was Ryan Dempster, who shared the honor with the Diamondbacks Jason Kubel for the week of June 4-10, 2012.

1000 Words: Watkins records hit in debut

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Replacing the injured Luis Valbuena, who went on the DL with a strained oblique, the Cubs’ 2012 Minor League Player of the Year Logan Watkins made his major league debut Sunday afternoon against the Dodgers. The 23-year-old got the start at second base and recorded his first big league hit in the bottom of the sixth off Los Angeles’ Stephen Fife. The left-handed hitter took a fastball to left field for a single and finished 1-for-4 on the day as the Cubs fell 1-0.

1000 Words: Wood does it all in Cubs win

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It’s all in a day’s work for Cubs All-Star Travis Wood (7-7, 2.79 ERA). The left-hander notched his 18th quality start of the season Sunday, pitching 7.0 innings and giving up only four hits and no earned runs, to lead the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Giants. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate to raise his batting average to .293 and blasted his third home run of the year. The Cubs finished their 10-game West Coast trip against the Rockies, Diamondbacks and Giants 6-4.

1000 Words: Lake is making it look easy

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Outfielder Junior Lake hit his first career home run Monday night. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Since his July 19 call-up, outfielder Junior Lake has fit right into the Cubs’ offense. Though it’s an extremely small sample size, the 23-year-old has a .529/.556/.765 (AVG/OBP/SLG) slash line in 18 plate appearances. He picked up his first career home run Monday night in a 4-2 win over Arizona.

After spending the majority of his minor league career at either shortstop or third base, Lake has been in center field for all four of his major league games—his first four starts at the position since signing with the organization in 2007.

1000 Words: An Evening—and Early Morning—with Pearl Jam

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A thunderstorm rolled through Chicago Friday night, delaying the Pearl Jam concert at Wrigley Field for a few hours. But when the storms passed, Eddie Vedder and Co. got back on stage and played well into the night, wrapping up festivities at around 2 a.m.

1000 Words: Travis Wood, All-Star

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Left-handed starter Travis Wood will represent the Cubs in the 2013 All-Star Game Tuesday night. Even though Wood threw on Sunday, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the 26-year-old is available to pitch tonight at NL manager Bruce Bochy’s discretion.

Wood, who has a 6-6 record this year, has quickly emerged as one of baseball’s toughest left-handers. He’s compiled a 2.79 ERA with a 1.04 WHIP—both good for top 10 in the NL—and a league-best 17 quality starts over 122.2 innings pitched. It’s Wood’s first All-Star selection.

1000 Words: Sveum and Stanley

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As part of the first pitch ceremonies on Sunday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville brought the Stanley Cup to Wrigley Field, where players and coaches—like manager Dale Sveum—snapped photos of the championship hardware.

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