Rambling With Visions of Opening Day Dancing in My Head

It’s Friday, cuts have been made, dreams have been shattered, veterans have been shocked and all signs point to the Shark. Opening Day is less than a week away, the roster has taken shape and it’s time to play some meaningful baseball games, for a few months, at least. So, let’s get to some rambling […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad Day – 03/26/12

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six: Cubs (SS) (11-13-1) vs. Padres (15-10) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Paul Maholm (0-1, 1.80/1.20) vs. Tim Stauffer (1-1, 6.39/1.89) Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven: Cubs (SS) (11-13-1) vs. Diamondbacks (8-14) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: None […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/26/12

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! This is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. With players from the defending Florida State Champion Daytona Cubs and Southern League runner-up Tennessee Smokies, the top two squads in the […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 03/23/12

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three: Cubs (9-12-1) vs. Rockies (?9-9) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 2.70/0.60) vs. Tyler Chatwood (1-1, 3.86/1.29) Updated 11:41am CDT – The Cubs announced another round of spring roster cuts Friday morning. Anthony […]

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Rambling as the Cubs Roster Dwindles

Andy Sonnanstine ain’t in the big league sun no more, real baseball is about two weeks away, the Shark has finally earned his chance and Soriano is still fooling us all. With that said, let’s get to what Fridays on the CCO are all about. Ramble on …

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Cubs Win One … and Cubs Lose One – Cubs 5, White Sox 7 – Cubs 3, Rangers 2

Spring Game Seventeen – Cubs (SS) 5, White Sox 7 – 10 innings WP – Simon Castro (1-0, BS 1) LP – Marcos Mateo (0-2) Save – Deunte Heath (1) Spring Game Eighteen – Cubs (SS) 3, Rangers (SS) 2 WP – Alberto Cabrera (1-1, BS 1) LP – Sean Green (0-1) Save – Rafael […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad Day – 03/18/12

Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (SS) (6-10) vs. White Sox (4-10) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Casey Coleman (0-0, 7.71/1.93) vs. Gavin Floyd (0-0, 2.25/1.25) Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (SS) (6-10) vs. Rangers (SS) (4-10) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad Day – 03/15/12

Spring Training Game Twelve: Cubs (SS) (6-5) vs. Diamondbacks (3-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Ryan Dempster (1-0, 1.80/1.20) vs. Ian Kennedy (0-2, 10.38/2.08) Spring Training Game Thirteen: Cubs (SS) (6-5) vs. Rockies (6-6) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: None […]

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Spring Training is in Full Swing … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Spring Training is nearing the halfway point; the Cubs open the 2012 season three weeks from Thursday against the Nationals at Wrigley Field. The Cubs made a couple of Spring Training roster moves Tuesday when they assigned Esmailin Caridad and Casey Weathers to minor league camp. The front office also created a spot on the […]

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The Youngsters Lead the Way Over the Giants – Cubs 5, Giants 4

Spring Game Ten – Cubs 5, Giants 4 WP – Chris Volstad (1-0) LP – Madison Bumgarner (0-1) Save – Alberto Cabrera (1) Darwin Barney (1-for-3 with a RBI), Starlin Castro (1-for-3 with a RBI and a stolen base), Josh Vitters (pinch-hit RBI triple) and Anthony Rizzo (1-for-1 with a home run and two RBI) […]

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