Baseball is Back – Cubs 10, A’s 12

Game One – Cubs 10, A’s 12 WP – Travis Schlichting (1-0, BS 1) LP – Marcos Mateo (0-1) Save – None After the off-season of change, the Chicago Cubs finally took the field Sunday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. The focus shifted from the front office and coaching staff to the field with mixed results. […]

The Meltdown in Maryvale – Cubs 5 Brewers 12

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 5 Brewers 12 WP – Yovani Gallardo (1-0) LP – Carlos Silva (0-1) Save – None Wednesday was a beautiful day for baseball that soon turned ugly for the Chicago Cubs … both on the field and in the dugout. The game started on a positive note. Kosuke Fukudome […]

Good Things Come in Threes – Cubs 3 Giants 2

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 3 Giants 2 WP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-0) LP – Madison Bumgarner (0-1, BS 1) Save – Esmailin Caridad (1) The Cubs put one in the win column … on the third game, behind a three-run inning, against Madison Bumgarner in his third inning of work and Esmailin Caridad […]

A Look In the Cubs Bullpen … and Other Videos

The Cubs took the field for the second time of the spring Monday afternoon. Q’s crew was able to get work in before, during and after the game. Tyler Colvin took more grounders at first and the team was able to take a little BP before the first pitch. Randy Wells, Andrew Cashner, Jay Jackson, […]

Second Verse of the Spring … Same as the First – Cubs 3 Brewers 5

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs 3 Brewers (ss) 5 WP – Tim Dillard (1-0) LP – Andrew Cashner (0-1, BS 1) Save – Brian Garman (1) Monday was a beautiful day at HoHoKam Park and Q’s crew responded with a better effort in front of a very small crowd of 5,405. The Cubs once […]

Video from the First Cubs Game of the Spring

The Cubs suited up for the first time Sunday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. Several members of the 2011 Cubs made their debut in blue pinstripes, including Matt Garza and Carlos Pena. Here is original video shot by the CCO from Sunday’s game against the Oakland A’s …

Pitching Drops Z Spring Opener – Cubs 7 A’s 15

Spring Training Game One – Cubs 7 A’s 15 WP – Joey Devine (1-0) LP – Matt Garza (0-1) Save – None The Cubs Cactus League opener didn’t go exactly the way Mike Quade had hoped. On a cold, windy day in Mesa, the Cubs jumped out to an early lead behind Carlos Zambrano but […]

Observations and Notes from the First Weekend of Cubs Games

The Spring Training games finally began over the weekend with both positive and not so positive results … plus a few injuries. It was good to see the Cubs back on the field and to be in a ballpark again. There was a different vibe around the team over the weekend. The players appeared to […]

Cubs Serve One Up on a Silva Platter – Cubs 3 White Sox 15

Game Three – Cubs 3 White Sox (ss) 15 WP – Daniel Hudson (1-0) LP – Carlos Silva (0-1) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew dropped their first game of the spring on Saturday afternoon after a horrible start by Carlos Silva. Silva dug a hole for his new team and the White Sox kept […]

Z Kids Are Alright – Cubs 8 Diamondbacks 7

Game Two – Cubs 8 Diamondbacks 7 WP – Justin Berg (1-0) LP – Esmerling Vasquez (0-1) Save – None Friday afternoon at HoHoKam Park could have been a look into the future of the Chicago Cubs. Three of the Cubs’ last four number one draft picks were in the starting lineup along with top […]