#Cubs homestand highlights

The Cubs open a six-game homestand Tuesday, playing host to the Brewers for three games, then the Braves for three.

Prior to Tuesday’s game, Jake Arrieta will be recognized for his second career no-hitter, achieved last Thursday in Cincinnati in a 16-0 win over the Reds.

There will be a moment of silence before Tuesday’s game as well for former Cubs pitcher and 17-year MLB veteran Milt Pappas, who passed away last week.

Before Thursday’s game against the Brewers, several Cubs players will receive their 2015 Esurance MLB Awards. Arrieta was named Best Starting Pitcher and Best Breakout Player; Kris Bryant was named Best Rookie; and Joe Maddon was named Best Manager.

Promotional Items:
On Friday, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans will receive a Cubs “Minors to Majors” T-Shirt presented by Tennessee Smoky Mountains.

On Saturday, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Ron Santo Replica Statue presented by TransUnion.

Guests and Entertainment:
On Tuesday, former NFL players and current NFL Network personalities Kurt Warner and Mike Mayock will throw ceremonial first pitches, while Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci and Melissa Stark will lead the seventh inning stretch. Former players and current NFL Network personalities Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor will throw first pitches and lead the stretch Wednesday.

Music artist and producer Warren G will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch on Friday.

WWE Superstar and Chicago native Danielle Moinet, aka “Summer Rae,” will throw a first pitch Saturday.

On Sunday, WWE 16-time World Champion Ric Flair will throw a ceremonial first pitch with his daughter, Charlotte, who is the current WWE Women’s Champion.

Noteworthy:

Manager Joe Maddon is once again supporting Chicago nonprofit organizations through his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon represents a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization’s T-shirt during his post-game press conference. On Friday, Maddon will represent Action for Healthy Kids, who fights childhood obesity, undernouri0417Wrigleyshment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.

 

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It`s a stroke of good luck that the Cubs have an off-day, as Chicago fans can devote their undivided attention to an important game in St. Louis tonight. Did I mention I love the way Tommy La Stella contributed yesterday?

Me and my toddies will be glued to the tube tonight jhosk,Go Cubs and Go Hawks,politically speaking.

Aloha Kenly and jhosk- well, the “blues” get to live another day. It was a great series. Tonight both the Cardinals and Pirates are winning. I have a feeling it is going to be like this the whole season and frankly I would not want it any different. Iron sharpens iron, competition is a great thing. The Cubs organization has done tremendous things over the past 4yrs and of course we all the see the fruits of that labor. The Cardinals have had a strong organization for decades and the Pirates rebuilding began a little sooner then the Cubs. So, I did not expect those 2 division teams to lay down just because the Cubs snatched away Lackey and Heyward both from a rival; and Cahill choosing to stay with the Cubs out of the pen when the Bucs were willing to give him a contract as a starter. In fact I have to give the Redbirds kudos for how well they are doing given Peralta’s injury but they also have a bunch of young folks that are coming around. The Pirates are said to have if not the best outfield in all of baseball, one of the top trio’s in the game. So for myself, I enjoy Maddon and company playing the various teams because each has it strengths and weaknesses and with all the lineups he has been working on, he can customize per team being played. You two take care now and I hope Hendricks is loose tomorrow, keeping the ball low and inside! Mahalo!

Barry Melrose is predicting a Chicago win tonight, Kenly Cub. I like Barry, and recall you once telling me he knows hockey as well as anyone. Barry`s argument is the Blues have an outstanding team, and had a commanding lead in this series at one point, but let the Hawks back into it, and Chicago is going to make St. Louis pay for that.

The teams in hockey brutilize each other during there series but you gotta love the respect they give each other at the end of the series with the handshakes,oh well,3 Stanley Cups in 6 years is still a great run,hoping the Cubs can pick them up,Go Cubs,have a wonderful day!

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