A New Skipper … A New Look Cubs? – Cubs 9 Nationals 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six – Cubs 9 Nationals 1 WP – Casey Coleman (1-1) LP – Livan Hernandez (8-9) Save – None Boy was that refreshing! For the first time in recent memory, the Chicago Cubs cruised to an easy win without any “excitement” what-so-ever in the late innings. Interim manager Mike Quade won his […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 08/23/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six: Cubs (51-74) vs. Nationals (53-71) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Casey Coleman (0-1, 7.82/1.89) vs. Livan Hernandez (8-8, 3.06/1.26) Updated – 2:37pm CDT – Geovany Soto activated from 15-day DL – Welington […]

From the Wire … Lou Piniella Stepping Down … Quade Named Interim Manager

According to multiple reports Sunday morning, Lou Piniella announced he will step down as manager of the Chicago Cubs following Sunday’s game against the Braves. Piniella cited his “mother’s continued failing health” as the reason for his decision. Mike Quade named interim manager and will manage the team the remainder of the season. Alan Trammell […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/29/10

Today, we continue our look at the coaches in the Cubs minor league system. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series if you haven’t yet. So far, the coaches that we’ve profiled stay with one team throughout the year. There are other coaches in the system, called roving instructors, […]

Cubs Name Minor League Managers and Coaches

The Chicago Cubs announced their minor league managers and coaches last Thursday. Ryne Sandberg, who was promoted to Triple-A earlier in the month, will have Mike Mason and Von Joshua on his staff in Iowa. Von Joshua replaced Gerald Perry, who is now in the Red Sox organization, as the Cubs hitting coach last year. […]

Looking Back at ’84: The Sandberg Game

On a Saturday afternoon with Bob Costas calling the game for NBC, Ryne Sandberg cemented himself in the storied history of the Chicago Cubs. One of the greatest games in franchise history has since been nicknamed ‘The Sandberg Game‘ and for many reasons June 23, 1984 will be forever etched in the memory of generations […]

Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Acquire Dernier and Matthews

On March 27, 1984 Dallas Green orchestrated a trade with his former organization that would help define the ’84 Cubs. The Cubs’ GM traded pitcher Bill “Soup” Campbell along with catcher Mike Diaz to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bob Dernier, Gary Matthews and Porfi Altamirano. Bob Dernier and Ryne Sandberg became the ‘Daily Double‘ and […]

The Magic of 1984

Twenty-five years, twenty-five years….where did the time go? It seems like yesterday Harry Caray nicknamed Ryne Sandberg and Bob Dernier the ‘Daily Double‘. It seems like yesterday Dallas Green made the trade for Rick Sutcliffe and thanks to modern technology, it was yesterday the Sandberg Game was replayed by this thirty-something Cubs fan and the […]

Not Quite a Field…but a Hotel of Dreams

Have you ever had a drink with Bob Dernier? Have you ever had your picture taken with Andre Dawson? Have you ever seen Rick Sutcliffe apologize to Andre Dawson for throwing at his head before they were teammates? Have you ever asked Jason Marquis what number he was going to wear when everyone knew it […]

Sandberg to Manage the Smokies….and other Coaching Changes

The Cubs announced coaching changes throughout their farm system on Wednesday afternoon. The most notable move was the promotion of Ryne Sandberg from the Peoria Chiefs (Class A) to the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A). Sandberg spent his first two seasons as a manager in the Cubs’ system with the Chiefs. Jody Davis’ role within the organization […]