|Ryan Dempster pitched seven shutout innings against the Red Sox Friday|
"I'm not naive, I'm not oblivious to what's going on," Dempster said regarding the possibility of being traded. "But it's really out of my control — not out of my control because actually it is under my control - but it's one of those things if I focused on that and worried about that, I wouldn't be doing a very good job as a teammate. And I wouldn't be doing a very good job for myself if I wasn't focusing on what I need to do. And whatever ends up happening, happens. Right now I'm here and love being here and everybody knows that."
It has been confirmed that Dempster will waive his no-trade rights if it means going to a contender.
"You don't want to lose your No. 1 starter," Cubs third baseman David DeJesus said. "We understand it's part of the game, and we'd love to have him here. If it happens [and he's traded], we'll move on. It's the nature of the beast."
I was lucky to be at the Friendly Confines to watch the Cubs win today and I must say the weather was absolutely perfect! Following are some photos I took at the game:
|Cubs players during the National Anthem|
|More Cubs during the National Anthem|
|Jamie Quirk before the game|
|Tony Campana on third|
|Ryan Dempster gets ready to pitch|
|Second baseman Darwin Barney|
|Ryan Dempster on-deck|
|Ryan Dempster on third base after his triple!|
|Alfonso Soriano on-deck|
|Carlos Marmol was back as the Cubs' closer|
|Manager Dale Sveum after his on-field chat with Marmol|
|Cubs celebrating their win|
|More Cubby high-fives!|
|Even more Cubs celebrating their "W"|
|Cubs after their win!|
|"Go Cubs Go!"|
|Final score: Cubs 3, Red Sox 0|