Lots of Sun and Lots of Longballs – Cubs 9 A’s 3

Game One – Cubs 9 A’s 3 WP – Randy Wells (1-0) LP – Trevor Cahill (0-1) Save – None The first game of the long exhibition season was a successful one for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did the Cubs’ offense hit five home runs and pound out 16 hits but several of the […]

Video from the First Cubs Game of the Spring

The Cubs beat the A’s on Thursday at HoHoKam Park, 9-3. It was a beautiful day for baseball … and the Cubs’ offense pounded the ball. Granted it was just an exhibition game, but to see the Cubs on the field after such a long winter was more than a welcomed sight to see. The […]

Heilman Impressive in Shutout of Sox – Cubs 13 White Sox 0

Game Four – Cubs 13 White Sox 0 WP – Neal Cotts (1-0) LP – Ehren Wasserman (0-1) Save – None Spring Training games are fun to win, especially against the White Sox, but it is the individual performances and tune-ups that are more important during the exhibition season. Several of the players Lou Piniella […]

Surprising Pauir – Cubs 10 Rangers 4

Game Three – Cubs 10 Rangers 4 WP – Ted Lilly (1-0) LP – Scott Feldman (0-1) Save – None The Cubs improved to 3-0 on the young Cactus League season on Friday in front of 5,413 behind Ted Lilly in his only tune-up before the World Baseball Classic. The Cubs offense scored seven runs […]

Cubs Out Fox the Brewers – Cubs 7 Brewers 4

Game Two – Cubs 7 Brewers 4 WP – Chad Gaudin (1-0) LP – Seth McClung (0-1, BS 1) Save – Angel Guzman (1) In front of a small crowd of 6,711 on Thursday, Lou Piniella’s crew improved to 2-0 on the spring with a solid victory over the Brewers. Rick Sutcliffe was calling the […]

New Faces in an Old Place…Video from Cubs’ Second Game of the Spring

Many of Jim Hendry’s off-season acquisitions took the field at HoHoKam Park against the Brewers on Thursday. The Cubs won the game 7-4, with the big hit coming off the bat of Jake Fox, a 3-run homer in the third. Joey Gathright was 3-for-3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in his […]

The Sun, The Shark and The Hoffpauir – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3

Game One – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3 WP – Ken Kadokura (1-0) LP – Ramon Troncoso (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jeff Stevens (1) Ron Santo received the best birthday present possible…a Cubs Win! 7,916 showed up to HoHoKam Park on a beautiful day in the low 80s for the Cubs Cactus League opener against […]

Video from Cubs First Game of the Spring

Wednesday at HoHoKam Park was truly a beautiful day for a ballgame. Familiar faces filled the park, all in anticipation of the Cubs first game of the year. Granted it was just an exhibition, but to see the Chicago Cubs on the field after such a long, cold, strange winter was more than a welcomed […]

After the First Four Games….

So the Cubs lost three of the first four games over the weekend, if anyone cares to remember they were 0-4 at the same point last year and finished the exhibition season 17-13-2. While the record does not matter, it was good to see Lou Piniella get more wins than losses heading into the regular […]

Another Slow Start to the Spring

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 6 Giants 8 WP – Jack Taschner (1-0) LP – Neal Cotts (0-1) Save – Julio Mateo (1) Felix Pie hit his 2nd home run in 4 games and Andres Torres added a 2-run shot in the 7th inning but the Cubs dropped their third Cactus League game in […]