Rambling While Imagining Big Things for the Cubs in 2011

It might not be Friday morning, but that is not going to stop me from rambling my face off about all things Cubs and Spring Training. A lot has happened at Camp Quade over the past few weeks, so it is time to dive into it all. So, without further ado … let’s ramble:

Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

The exhibition season is in full swing and the Cubs began a stretch Monday of playing nine games in six days. The second week of the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule concludes with games against the Reds and Dodgers in Las Vegas. In a pre-game interview Monday, Mike Quade said he would likely wait until the […]

Cubs Win in LaWalk-Off Fashion – Cubs 14 Angels 13

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs 14 Angels 13 WP – Jeff Samardzija (1-0, BS 1) LP – Ryan Brasier (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The players on Q’s crew battling for a roster spot showed a lot of character Monday afternoon. After horrible outings by Carlos Silva and James Russell, plus two more […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 03/07/11

Spring Training Game Ten: Cubs (3-6) vs. Angels (5-4) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com webcast, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – HoHokam Park, Mesa Carlos Silva (0-1, 27.00/4.00) vs. Dan Haren (0-1, 13.50/1.50) Q’s crew will go back to work this afternoon after winning two of their last […]

Cubs Veterans Hold Players Meeting

According to a report from the Tribune, the Aramis Ramirez-Carlos Silva incident is closed. Mike Quade addressed his team prior to Thursday’s game then Marlon Byrd and Carlos Pena called a players only meeting … with Quade’s approval. Quade spoke with the team “about the shoddy defense and the dugout scuffle”. Then Pena and Byrd […]

Q’s Scuffling Crew … and Other Cubs Notes

Was Wednesday a turning point or just another in a long line of dramas that always surrounds the Chicago Cubs? Prior to Wednesday, the biggest news was all of the errors and miscues over the first three games. But that changed after three more errors in the first inning that led to a scuffle in […]

The Meltdown in Maryvale – Cubs 5 Brewers 12

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 5 Brewers 12 WP – Yovani Gallardo (1-0) LP – Carlos Silva (0-1) Save – None Wednesday was a beautiful day for baseball that soon turned ugly for the Chicago Cubs … both on the field and in the dugout. The game started on a positive note. Kosuke Fukudome […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 03/02/11

Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (1-2) vs. Brewers (2-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com webcast Location – Maryvale Baseball Park, Maryvale Carlos Silva (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Yovani Gallardo (0-0, -.–/-.–) The Cubs play the Brewers for the second, and last time of the spring this afternoon. A Brewers […]

Cubs News and Notes after Three Spring Training Games

Three games down and 31 to go on the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule … The biggest news from the first three exhibition games is the Cubs inability to catch and throw a baseball. Following the Cubs’ third three-error game of the spring, Mike Quade said it’s too early to blow his top over miscues. But […]

Day Thirteen of Camp ‘Q’ … Let the Cubs Spring Games Begin

Practice for the 2011 version of the Chicago Cubs is over … Spring Training baseball begins for Q’s crew Sunday afternoon. The Cubs are scheduled to play 34 games over the next 31 days with one break in the middle, the Cubs only day off of the spring is March 16. On the schedule is […]