In and Out….The Post-Season Roster?

With the Cubs in the playoffs there are a couple of things that are now certain. The Cubs will face the Los Angeles Dodgers and the first guy the Dodgers will see is Ryan Dempster. Carlos Zambrano, Rich Harden will also pitch as will Ted Lilly if things go beyond Game 3 this year. With […]

Do You Believe In Magic? – Part Five

In my last article on the magic of the Cubs this year I focus on one of the biggest surprises to come along all year. This player wasn’t on the radar at the beginning of the year but he fell in the Cubs’ lap during the season and since there was a need, Jim Hendry […]

Do You Believe In Magic? – Part Four

In this fourth installment of those players I see that have been touched by the magic of the Cubs this year, I will take a look at the minor leaguers. More specifically I am referring to Micah Hoffpauir and Jeff Samardzija, who have been called up, jumped in and helped the Cubs continue to win.

Do You Believe In Magic? – Part Three

After looking at the magic provided offensively in the last two articles it is time to turn to pitching. After all, the Cubs have the second best pitching staff, behind Los Angeles, in the National League. If you look at the whole league the Cubs are ranked fourth behind Toronto, LA and Tampa Bay in […]

Do You Believe In Magic? – Part Two

The magic continues and this time I turn to a hitter that has always been pretty good with the bat but has turned it on in a big way this year. He was never known as someone that would make a run at the batting title but this year he has shown people that he […]

Superstitious? Not Anymore

Oh the life of a Cubs fan. There are very few, if any, people still around that last saw them win a World Series. The last World Series appearance was 1945 which means that those that were around at that time, and still remember it, are at least in their 70s. That is a long […]

Do You Believe In Magic? – Part One

This season has already been magical and I hope for it to get even more magical before the Cubs head home for the winter. When your team is doing well and everything seems to just work you can see it and feel it. You can do no wrong and this year seems to be that […]

A Lot Has Happened Since That Year

We all know the year. We all know the teams involved. What we may not realize is how much has happened since the Cubs last won the World Series. If you are in the dark as to what I am referring to, it is regarding the year 1908, the last year the Chicago Cubs won […]

Down on the Farm Report – 9/7/07

The Minor League season is all over except for the playoffs. The Tennessee Smokies won the first game of the Southern League Divisional Series on Thursday night against the Huntsville Stars, 6-3. Mark Holliman threw 7 strong innings for the win and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits with a walk, a hit batter […]

Down on the Farm Report – 9/4/07

Updated – 1:08pm C.T. with Roster Moves – According to a report on ESPN 1000 the Cubs have added Sam Fuld and Kevin Hart to the 40-man roster and have called both up to the big league club. The same report stated Carmen Pignatiello was also recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Hey Cubs fans. It is […]