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Actor reprises his role as 'Rookie of the Year' pitching coach to cheer on Cubs playoff run

Actor reprises his role as 'Rookie of the Year' pitching coach to cheer on Cubs playoff run

The genius behind "hot ice" is back.

Daniel Stern, the actor who played Cubs pitching coach Phil Brickma in "Rookie of the Year," reprised his role in a Facebook video Sunday jokingly indicating he's returning to the dugout.

Breaking News: "Chicago Cubs bring back pitching coach Phil Brickma" #BringBackBrickma

Posted by Daniel Stern on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Except he gets a call from "Penelope," who shares the news that there just isn't enough room for another coach on the roster. Besides, I think the Cubs are pretty happy with the work real-life pitching coach Chris Bosio has done.

[SHOP: Gear up, Cubs fans!]

Maybe as a consolation prize, Joe Maddon will mimic Brickma the next time he makes a pitching change?

Or maybe the Cubs should direct Brickma to the Giants dugout to talk to the hitters.

Reds pitcher Amir Garrett apparently held a grudge against Javy Baez for a year

Reds pitcher Amir Garrett apparently held a grudge against Javy Baez for a year

Baseball players don't forget grudges. Javy Baez and Reds pitcher Amir Garrett gave an example of that on Saturday.

Garrett struck out Baez in the seventh inning of the first game of the Cubs-Reds doubleheader. Garrett showed some excitement with the strikeout and then said something to Baez. They both started jawing at each other and suddenly the benches cleared.

At first glance, it looked like Garrett was a bit too excited to get a strikeout with no one on base. Turns out Baez had his own bit of swag for Garrett last year (Friday was the one-year anniversary) in the form of a grand slam at Wrigley Field.

This time Garrett got Baez and wanted to even things up a bit.

Things didn't get too feisty despite the benches clearing, but Anthony Rizzo did rush to Baez's side at some speed. This could be a matchup to keep an eye out for in the future.

Cubs Talk Podcast: The greatest Cubs moments at Great American Ballpark

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Cubs Talk Podcast: The greatest Cubs moments at Great American Ballpark

Siera Santos, Kelly Crull, and David DeJesus go into the audio archives to break down the biggest games for the Cubs in Cincinnati.

David DeJesus gives us his top 3 ballgames with such gems as The Schwarber Game, The Kris Bryant Game, Starlin Castro’s debut, and Jake Arrieta’s second no hitter.

Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here: