Cubs Contend Justin Bieber Spring Training Invite Not Just For Publicity

January 29, 2011

(Chicago, IL) – It’s late January and the Chicago Cubs front office is buzzing. Spring Training is still a few weeks away, and General Manager Jim Hendry is hard at work putting the final touches on his team’s Spring roster.

With the Cubs are looking to compete in 2011, finding the right pieces early is critical to their success. That’s why Hendry has brought in a broad range of players to compete in Mesa, Arizona this year, each hoping to claim a spot on the 25-man roster. The more, the Cubs say, the better.

Of course, it doesn’t explain why the Cubs gave Justin Bieber a non-roster invitation to Spring Training. Read more

Cam Newton’s Father Declares Cam Newton Eligible for NFL Draft

January 13, 2011

(Auburn, AL) – Fresh on the heels of a dramatic 22-19 win in the BCS National Championship Game over the Oregon Ducks, Auburn’s controversial quarterback Cam Newton is going pro.

Though he says it was the product of a long and difficult decision-making process, ultimately, he realized the time was right to make a move. That’s why, on Thursday, Cam Newton’s father, Cecil Newton, declared that Cam Newton would be making himself eligible for the 2011 NFL Draft. Read more

Surprise Trade Transforms Fernando Perez from Cubs Convention Attendant to Cubs Convention Disappointment

January 8, 2011

(Chicago, IL) – Today the Chicago Cubs staked their claim on the 2011 season by pulling the trigger on a long-rumored trade for Tampa Bay fireballer Matt Garza. While the Cubs paid a steep price in prospects for Garza, his presence dramatically improves the Cubs’ rotation in the face of stiffened competition in the NL Central.

Garza wasn’t the only player the Cubs netted from the Rays. The team also added lefty pitching prospect Zach Rosscup and outfielder Fernando Perez. Perez, 27, is no longer considered much of a prospect, but teammates rave about his spirit and positive attitude.

And best of all? It turns out Perez is a huge Cubs fan. Read more