Jeff Vorva

Wrigley’s Own

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On Aug. 2, 2007, the Cubs dropped a 10-6 decision to Philadelphia on a steamy afternoon at Wrigley Field. Starting pitcher Sean Marshall was tagged for seven runs in 2 1/3 innings and Will Ohman gave up three runs in the ninth. It wasn't a good day for lefties. Most fans left Wrigley Field in disgust. But a 19-year-old kid named Brett Jackson left in awe. The California native liked the Cubs before that but became a big fan after his first trip to Wrigley.

Majors | #2009#Chicago Cubs#Organization Reports

A Tale Of Two Blakes

Jeff Vorva -Premium Content

A couple of guys named Blake started the season on fire for Double-A Tennessee. First baseman Blake Lalli and righthander Blake Parker got off to hot starts and impressed the Kodak crowd during the first home series on April 16 when Lalli doubled home a pair of runs and Parker closed the game in a come-from-behind, 4-2 victory against Birmingham.

Majors | #2009#Chicago Cubs#Organization Reports