Game Notes – 4/8/2017 – Carolina @ Frederick

Today I took in the matchup between the exciting Carolina Mudcats and the Frederick Keys. It’s been awhile, but I am happy to note that my inability to remember to bring sunscreen is still intact. No videos this week, hopefully I’ll have some for you by the end of the month. Also, the stadium gun at Frederick was off by 8-10 mph so I don’t have any velocities to report, unfortunately. I’m going to review … Continue reading

What Is Jeff Samardzija Worth?

Amidst the rumors that the Cubs are listening on offers for Jeff Samardzija that flickered on the periphery of my twitter feed today were a thousand reactions to them from Cubs fans. Folks, rightly so, don’t want to see a young potential superstar with outstanding hair get shipped off for a bunch of prospects who presumably have boring hair and don’t at all resemble pirates. And if the Cubs can’t convince a team to part … Continue reading

An Early Review of Pierce Johnson

I have seen Pierce Johnson twice now, once on Kane County’s Opening Day and this past Tuesday against the Clinton Lumberkings, and I have seen two different pitchers each time. He has thrown 7 1/3 innings thus far, surrendering seven earned runs on 7 hits and three walks while striking out eight, though you could easily argue that a lot of the runs he’s surrendered have been a product of poor defense behind him. On … Continue reading


Welcome to In the Shadows of Wrigley! Welcome everyone to our new blog, In the Shadows of Wrigley! We cannot even begin to express how excited we are to start writing about baseball on our own platform! Baseball runs in our family. We have multiple family members who played in the minor leagues, and our Grandfather was one of the most hardcore fans you could ever run across. He was reading The Bill James Baseball … Continue reading