This Week In Cubs History – 02/04/07

Super Bowl….Super Bears. While today’s big game will be at the forefront of sports fans everywhere, the upcoming week is the last full week without baseball in 2007 until sometime in late October or early November. Pitchers and catchers report to big league camps in 10 days and in 24 days Carlos Zambrano should be […]

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Meet the New Boss

Lou Piniella was born Louis Victor Piniella on August 28, 1943 in Tampa, Florida. Sweet Lou, as he was later nicknamed because of his swing, was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cleveland Indians in 1962 and was later drafted by the Washington Senators in 1963. He made his major league debut at […]

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This Week In Cubs History – 01/28/07

This Week In Cubs History returns to the CCO…. Every Sunday from now to the start of the season there will be a weekly recap on what has taken place in the history of the Chicago National League Ball Club. Some entries will be direct days in Cubs history, some will have trades or signings […]

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A Blast From the Past

With the World Series in full swing I thought this was the appropriate time to share a piece of Cubs history. This is also a special day in the history of the CCO, one year ago today this site officially launched and took on a life of its own. Everyone here has enjoyed sharing our […]

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Tension Breaker

For those of you looking for “You Know Better”, don’t worry Jason and his colorful opinions will return next week, with that being said I thought we could have a little fun and give the talk of next season and beyond a little break. So until tonight’s game against the Astros let’s look at the […]

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It’s Raining….It’s Pouring – The Cubs Are Rained Out

Rainy Days of Yesteryear….What to Do? It is raining at the park and the game between the Cubs and the Diamondbacks has been postponed until 12:00pm C.D.T. on Thursday, August 3rd and will be a part of a double header. So does anyone remember back in the day when there was a rain delay the […]

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Who is the Greatest?

Muhammad Ali, who was the epitome of greatness, told everyone who would listen repeatedly, “I am the greatest of all time”. With that being said, MLB.com is asking fans to decide who is the single greatest player in a franchise’s history….just one that is it. The debate as they refer to it is called “Hometown […]

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This Week in Cubs History – 04/02/06

April 2nd – April 8th Greetings from Cincinnati….Opening Day is tomorrow and is there a better time of year? So much optimism!!! Do the Cubs have the 2K6 version of “Tuffy” Rhodes on the roster? How about Willie Smith? Who will get the first hit of the season for the Cubs? How about RBI? What […]

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Happy Birthday….Cubs

This past Monday was the 104th Anniversary of the First Use of the Nickname “Cubs” On March 27, 1902, the Chicago Daily News used the name “Cubs” for the first time in print. While there are varying accounts of how the nickname the “Cubs” actually came about, one thing that is consistent is the date […]

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This Week in Cubs History – 03/26/06

March 26th – April 1st The Cubs go to Vegas this week to finish their Spring Training season and then it’s off to Cincinnati for Opening Day. Eight days left….are you ready for some baseball? March 27th is a HUGE day in the History of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs traded Dontrelle Willis to the […]

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