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April 2009 Archives

The Cubs Celebrate Aramis Ramirez' walk-off home run

The Cubs Celebrate at Home plate
Aramis Ramirez leaps toward home plate as his teammates celebrate his 11th inning walk-off home run to beat the Cardinals 7-5.
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Mike Quade encourages Derrek Lee

Mike Quade and Derrek Lee
Cubs thirdbase coach Mike Quade offers Derrek Lee a few words of encouragement after Lee was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple... he probably said something like, "Cheer up Derrek, you just drove in two runs."
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Micah Hoffpauir, wearing shades, playing the outfield, being cool

Micah Hoffpauir
Micah Hoffpauir works on his tan in left field in a game against the Cardinals.
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Micah Hoffpauir takes a pitch

Micah Hoffpauir, Yadier Molina, Geovany Soto
Micah Hoffpauir, bat resting on his shoulder, watches the ball as it approaches the plate. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina positions his glove to receive the pitch. Cubs catcher Geovany Soto watches from the on-deck circle.
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Matt Sinatro, Cubs first base coach

Matt Sinatro, Micah Hoffpauir, Albert Pujols
Matt Sinatro, the Cubs first base coach, gives baserunner Micah Hoffpauir advice. Albert Pujols holds Hoffpauir on the bag.
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Kyle Lohse, stride and deliver

Kyle Lohse
Kyle Lohse strides toward the plate and delivers a ball against the Chicago Cubs.
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Ivy League Baseball Club - still under construction

Ivy League Baseball Club under construction
The Ivy League Baseball Club, which missed the 2008 season due to construction, is still being renovated as of April 18, 2009.
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Khalil Greene dinks one toward right

Khalil Greene
Khalil Greene twists through his follow through after dinking a ball foul just past first base.
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Kevin Gregg delivers

Kevin Gregg
Cubs closer Kevin Gregg strides toward the plate to deliver a strike in the eighth inning of a game against the Cardinals.
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Joey Gathright takes a hack

Joey Gathright, Yadier Molina, and Dan Iassogna
Joey Gathright follows through on his swing after fouling a pitch off in the tenth inning. Gathright was pinch-hitting for Aaron Heilman with two outs, and his subsequent strike-out ended the inning with the bases loaded.
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Jay Cutler sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Jay Cutler
New Bears quarterback Jay Cutler sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the seventh inning stretch on April 18, 2009. The Cubs beat the Cardinals 7-5 on a walk-off home run by Aramis Ramirez.
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Jason Motte

Jason Motte
Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte throws a strike in the seventh inning. Motte faced three batters and retired all three, including a strikeout against Alfonso Soriano.
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Horseshoe Casino ad at Wrigley Field

Horseshoe Casino ad on building at Wrigley Field
In 2009, the old Budweiser advertisement on top of this apartment building was replaced with a new advertisement for Jack Binion's Horseshoe Casino.
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Dave McKay, Cardinals first base coach

Dave McKay
Dave McKay looks out across the diamond at Wrigley Field.
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Dave Duncan

Dave Duncan
Long-time Cardinals pitching coach, Dave Duncan, walks back toward the dugout after visiting Kyle Lohse on the mound. Duncan walks very slowly to the mound and back, but jogs once he leaves fair territory.
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Chris Duncan, Geovany Soto, and Dan Iassogna
Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna pumps his right fist, calling a strike against Cardinals left fielder Chris Duncan. Cubs catcher Geovany Soto reaches into his mitt to throw the ball back to pitcher Ryan Dempster.
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Brushback Pitch

Albert Pujols and Geovany Soto
Geovany Soto reaches to catch a brushback pitch while Albert Pujols ducks out of the way.
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Chin Music - duck Albert, duck!

Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols ducks a chin-high fastball from Ryan Dempster.
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Carlos Marmol pitches at Wrigley

Carlos Marmol
Carlos Marmol delivers a seventh-inning pitch against the Cardinals on April 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field.
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Albert Pujols chats with Derrek Lee

Derrek Lee and Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols and Derrek Lee chat while Larry Rothschild visits Ryan Dempster on the mound at Wrigley Field.
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Albert Pujols fouls one off

Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols fouls off a Ryan Dempster pitch at Wrigley Field on April 18, 2009. Geovany Soto is catching and Dan Iassogna is the home plate umpire.
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Tim Ward and Luke Sassano tangle in pursuit of the ball

Tim Ward and Luke Sassano
Tim Ward (Fire) and Luke Sassano (Red Bulls) jockey for position. Jorge Rojas (Red Bulls) looks on as Tim Weyland officiates.
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Marco Pappa challenges Luke Sassano

Marco Pappa and Luke Sassano
Marco Pappa of the Chicago Fire challenges Luke Sassano of the New York Red Bulls. The Fire went on to win the match 1-0.
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Danny Cepero - New York Red Bulls Keeper

Danny Cepero
Danny Cepero in goal for the New York Red Bulls
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