The Seesaw

It is the middle of April and we are eleven games into the season. Expectations are high for the Cubs after spending a “truckload” of cash in the off-season, but to this point many of the Cubs Faithful across the country have been disappointed. The NL Central might be a weak division, but let’s be […]

Gotta Start Somewhere

Welcome to the first installment of a new weekly column here at the CCO. I will be focusing on the division that we care the most about….the NL Central. As soon as we open the sports section our eyes go directly past the AL and head straight to the NL standings, in between the east […]

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 4 Rockies 4 – 10 innings The second to last game at HoHoKam was once again a capacity crowd. This is just a guess but I do not think it had anything to do with the Cubs taking on the Colorado Rockies. Mark Prior was making his final Cactus […]

A Walk-off Slugfest

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 13 Royals 10 – 10 innings WP – Federico Baez (1-0) LP – Thad Markray (0-1) Spring training is a time to get the wrinkles ironed out, make sure all of the tweaks of winter are taken care of by the first of April. But the performances of Rich […]

The Ghost of Larry Himes

Almost fifteen years ago the Cubs GM had an easy decision to make, but for whatever the reason, he was unable to come through and Greg Maddux left for Atlanta. Two decades later, Larry Himes is still despised by many, but he may have some sage advice for Jim Hendry. Should the Cubs resign Carlos […]

Z Takin’ Over the Big Apple

Game Ninety-Nine – Cubs 8 Mets 6 The Cubs were back in action at Shea on Tuesday night and continued to play some of their best baseball since the beginning of April. The Cubs looked horrible against the Nationals over the weekend. I was at the Friday game at RFK, it was a great game […]

26 And Counting

Game Eighty-Five – Cubs 0 Brewers 2 The Chicago Cubs were in Milwaukee on Thursday night for the start of a four game series that will conclude on Sunday. Maddux was on the mound against the magic man Chris Capuano. Against the Cubs Capuano performs his disappearing act and the Cubs runs disappear…like magic….or they […]

Rusching To Make Something Happen

Game Fifty-Nine – Cubs 1 Reds 7 The Cubs looked out of sync tonight and once you thought they have left one of the worst May’s in club history, in May. Think again. The Cubs looked confused and impatient at the plate all night, The merry-go-round known as the Cubs pitching staff, put Glendon Rusch […]

A Wasted Gem

Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 3 Padres 4 Greg Maddux was on the mound on Saturday looking to get the Cubs out of their horrific slide and to get his first win in the month of May. Maddog threw 73 pitches, 48 for strikes, struck out three and walked one in seven close to perfect innings […]

M & M’s Are Always Better When They Are Cold….

Game Nineteen – Cubs 3 Marlins 1 It was 39 degrees at the start of the game on Tuesday night and the wind was howling in from center…..cold and the wind blowing in from center? A pitchers dream indeed. The veteran Dontrelle Willis against the rookie Sean Marshall. Marshall was making his 4th career start […]