Happy New Year! It’s Two Thousand Fourteen

Happy New Year from ChicagoCubsOnline to All of the Cubs Faithful I know I say this every year, but to quote the great John Lennon it is truly hard to believe another year is over and a new one has just begun. Baseball season is not that far away, pitchers and catchers will be reporting […]

A Side of Cubs Videos for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the CCO! It’s truly hard to believe the fourth Thursday in November has rolled around again. I’m beginning to sound like my parents, but where does the time go? So for those looking for their ‘Daily Cubs Fix’ on this day filled with family, friends, food and football, here are a few […]

The Return of the Boomers

Last year, I had the pleasure of covering the inaugural season of the Schaumburg Boomers of the Independent Frontier League. As the 2013 season approached, I was invited to the Season Kickoff/Host Family party sponsored by the team. What I found on attendance was both a team and a fan base more comfortable and confident.

It’s Time to Play Ball … It’s Opening Day!

The first pitch, the crack of the bat, and the optimism felt by millions of fans from city to city and coast to coast … it must be Opening Day. Opening Day is like no other on the calendar and the feeling felt on the first day of a baseball season is hard to explain […]

Baseball and the United States Army

Paul Catanese is a husband, a father, a grandfather and he played baseball in the United States Army. Readers of the site know Paul from his insightful posts but Paul is not only a fan of the game, he is a part of its history that has not received the recognition that it deserves. Here […]

Happy Two Thousand Thirteen!

Happy New Year from the CCO! Another year over and a new one just begun … it is 2013! With the calendar turning over once again, it means a new baseball season is just around the corner. Here are a few numbers to put into perspective on just how close it is to the 2013 […]

It’s Time for the Stretch

The last day of a baseball season is filled with so many thoughts and mixed emotions. Maybe it is the kid in me, but I am never quite ready for the end of the baseball season. Yes, I will watch the post-season and the World Series but the baseball season has, and always will end, […]

Greenberg No Longer in the Company of Moonlight

Thirty years ago, even the most die-hard baseball fan would be hard-pressed to know of Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, an outfielder for the New York Giants in 1905. But the 1982 W.P. Kinsella novel “Shoeless Joe” uncovered his existence to a select group of followers. However, it wouldn’t be until 1989 when Kinsella’s novel would be […]

Boomers Look to the Future

Although it was a bright and crisp autumn day, the scene around Boomers’ Stadium in Schaumburg, Illinois was quiet and peaceful. The crowds had all gone, and the only activity was the comings and goings of a few people attending a job fair inside the club offices. As I walked into the stadium, a receptionist […]

Playoffs Loom in Boomer Country

I walked back into Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, IL for the first time in over a month this past Tuesday. Several different commitments had kept me away for that period of time, so I was interested to see how the organization was doing. Things were quite different than that last weekend in May when the […]