Tis the Season for Cubs Trivia

Happy Christmas from the CCO! It is that time of year again. Time to break out the Cubs’ history books and take a look back at what the franchise and players accomplished in years gone by. So for those looking for their daily baseball fix after unwrapping what the jolly old elf left under the […]

Catching Up with Cubs News and Notes Following an Off-Day

Tom Ricketts spoke with Gordon Wittenmyer on Wednesday and “promised no splashy, expensive moves to reverse four consecutive years of losing on the field and at the gate” this off-season. Ricketts told the Sun-Times that the budget he gave Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to work with “isn’t holding back anything” that Epstein and Hoyer […]

Rambling from … DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK!!

No, seriously, don’t. While 14 out of 19 has been a blast to watch, when the Cubs brass does the right thing, the two best pitchers will be gone while pitchers like Casey Coleman and Chris Volstad could be pitching every fifth day. And when that happens, ain’t no comeback coming. With that out of […]

Catching up on Cubs News, Notes … and Rumors

While a majority of the players and coaching staff are receiving a little breather due to the festivities in Kansas City, the Cubs’ front office does not appear to be taking a break. News surfaced Monday that the Cubs agreed to terms with first round pick Albert Almora. Almora and second round pick Duane Underwood […]

Catching Up with the Cubs After a Rainout

The Cubs and Reds received a “night off” thanks to Mother Nature. Weather permitting, the now two-game series will begin Wednesday night and conclude Thursday afternoon. A make-up date for Tuesday’s game has not been announced. The Cubs make one more trip back to Cincinnati this season (August 17 – August 19) and the game […]

The Unofficial Opening Day … It’s Time for the Cubs Convention

Harry Caray referred to it as the “unofficial opening day”, some refer to it as the “kick-off to spring training”, call it what you want but the bottom line is baseball is just around the corner. The 27th Annual Cubs Convention officially begins this afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. Pat Hughes will once again have […]

2012 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The schedule for the 27th Annual Cubs Convention was released Sunday night and Monday morning. The three-day event begins Friday afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. The Cubs’ new front office will be in attendance and the Saturday morning session with Theo Epstein figures to have the biggest crowd of the weekend. Cubs past and present, […]

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas from the CCO!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at the CCO! In between opening all of the presents the jolly old elf brought down your chimney and celebrating the Christmas Holiday, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. Did you ever wonder when the Wrigley marquee was painted red? Or the number Ron Santo wore when he […]

Only Seven Months Away

April is seven months and one day away. That is approximately 210 short days until the 2011 baseball season starts. See, a bad baseball season can put a fan in a rut just like a bad job in the office, a bad relationship, a tough friendship, etc. Being in a rut has many causes, and […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 08/30/10

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two: Cubs (55-76) vs. Pirates (43-87) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (5-6, 4.64/1.68) vs. Paul Maholm (7-12, 4.82/1.55) Mike Quade will manage his first game at Wrigley tonight as the skipper of the […]