The Chicago Cubs slimmed out their pitching staff a little more after placing starter Ryan Dempster on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Randy Wells will start in place of Dempster when the Cubs wrap up their series against the Reds Sunday. Dempster, suffering from a strained right quadricep,is the second pitcher in two days to be put on the DL after Kerry Wood, suffering fromfatigue in his right shoulder. The Cubs will call up outfielder Tony Campana to take his roster spot. Campana made his major league debut with the Cubs last season, batting .259 with 24 stolen bases and 24 runs scored in 95 games. Dempster is 0-1 with a 1.33 ERA in three starts this season.
Lauri Markkanen remains undefeated on Twitter.
Sunday, Markkanen tweeted a photo that seems to be an attempt to troll President Donald Trump. Take a look:
Look at that sly smile. The photo seems relatively harmless, but it's clear that Markkanen is trolling Trump based on the president's comments regarding the devastating California wildfires. From The New York Times:
“You look at other countries where they do it differently and it’s a whole different story,” Mr. Trump said at a news conference in Paradise, Calif., on Saturday. “I was with the president of Finland and he said: ‘We have a much different — we’re a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation, and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things. And they don’t have any problem.”
In addition to the obvious rake reference, Markkanen, of course, is Finnish. All jokes aside, Markkanen used the tweet to promote donating to those affected by the wildfires. What a guy!
In all seriousness, please join me in supporting those affected by the California wildfireshttps://t.co/uk5eB5rEqB— Lauri Markkanen (@MarkkanenLauri) November 19, 2018
Joel Quenneville has a little more time on his hands these days, and he's using it in the best way possible: tailgating with Bears fans.
Someone caught some video of Quenneville taking part in the pre-game festivities, and it's just as terrific as you'd imagine:
COACH Q RIPPING SHOTS pic.twitter.com/Ffwuqv8DBG— Red Line Radio (@RedLineRadio) November 19, 2018
When you hear the platitude about city sports legends never having to buy a drink ever again, this is what they're talking about.
Bears by 100.