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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #123: The Cubs Are Ridiculous

Happy Yom Cub-pur. Plus: Dodger Dogs, The Dusty Baker Show, L.A.'s Leftorium, The Suddenly Crowded Grandpa Rossy Bandwagon, The Bears Are Connor Barth's Team Now, The Derrick Rose Trial Gets Uglier And Uglier, Meet The Bulls' New Folk Hero, And Blackhawks Blues.



* 123.

:56: The Cubs Are Ridiculous.

* Greatest Cub-back ever?

* Yom Cub-pur.

* Olney: Giants Tried Desperately To Fix Their Bullpen Woes.

* Van Schouwen: Patient Rizzo Gets Cubs Offense Going - With Ninth-Inning Walk.

11:48: Dodger Dogs.

* Cubs Undecided On NLCS Rotation Beyond Jon Lester In Game 1.

18:20: The Dusty Baker Show.

21:40: L.A.'s Leftorium.

* A date with the Dodgers:

The biggest difference between the teams comes against left-handed pitching. The Dodgers ranked last in baseball with a woeful .214 batting average and a .623 OPS against lefties while the Cubs' .807 OPS ranked second. That discrepancy might mean adding a bullpen arm from the left side for the Cubs as Joe Maddon indicated rookie Rob Zastryzny could be in play as he impressed in his one month in the big leagues compiling a 1.12 ERA in 16 big league innings. He would join Travis Wood, Mike Montgomery and Aroldis Chapman as lefties in the bullpen if the Cubs so desire. Jon Lester is the lone lefty starter and will take the ball in Game 1.

* Rizzo.

* Clayton Kurveshaw:

34:10: The Suddenly Crowded Grandpa Rossy Bandwagon.

* Coffman, Gangler Give In.

* Morrissey: An Unbeliever Starts To Soften On The David Ross Phenomenon.

* Rozner: David Ross Can't Explain Why Cubs Fans Love Him.

* Grandpa Rossy on Instagram.

* The reverse polarity of Cubbie occurences.

45:10: The Bears Are Connor Barth's Team Now.

* Brian McHoyer.

* The Hail Alshon. Or The Hailshon.

* Jahns: Brian Hoyer Was Good But Jay Cutler Beats The Colts.

Rhodes: Please.

Bennett: "I'd be open and (Cutler would) throw into double-coverage."

56:05: The Derrick Rose Trial Just Gets Uglier And Uglier.

58:01: Meet The Bulls' New Folk Hero.

1:00:13: Blackhawk Blues.

* Trevor Van Lines.

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STOPPAGE: 3:50

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