If I Owned the Cubs

With the sale of our beloved team drifting slowly toward a new owner I have often pondered what I would do if I possessed the power of ownership? It’s a dream question that I am sure many of us have fantasized about. Think about it, you’re the owner of the CUBS! Anyway, this is my […]

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I Wanna Be Sedated

Anybody who is a fan of the Ramones probably has this song on his Ipod. For me, when I’m watching the Cubs, it is a way of life. I admit, while watching the game on TV or listening to the radio, I am a nervous wreck. For the most part, I will only watch when […]

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Miracle Cubs?

In 1969 the New York Mets stunned the baseball world and broke the hearts of Chicago Cubs’ fans worldwide by winning the World Series. The Mets began the 1969 season in a less than stellar way with a record of two games under .500 at the end of May. During the middle of August the […]

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Our Salvation

When the White Sox won the 2005 World Series thoughts quickly turned to the Cubs about winning the 2006 crown. After all, Boston won it 2004, then the White Sox, so 2006 had to be the Cubs turn. As we all know, it wasn’t. The 2005 title that was won by the White Sox was […]

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Optimism Redux

Not since Spring 2004 has there been a more optimistic feeling about our Chicago Cubs. The 2004 squad was set before the eve of training camp when Jim Hendry signed Greg Maddux to a three year deal to be our fifth starting pitcher. Other notable transactions that off season included Todd Walker splitting time with […]

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Ten Minutes Til Midnight

From time to time this coming off-season the CCO will feature a “Feedback Column” for regular contributors to the site. This is the first of such columns and if you are interested in being put on center stage, feel free to contact me at neil@chicagocubsonline.com. Enjoy this column from Jim in Tinley Park, he makes […]

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