A Regular Season Preview

Spring Training Game Six – Cubs 6 Brewers 10 – 10 innings WP – Steve Bray (1-0, BS 1) LP – Jose Ascanio (0-1) Save – None Somebody forgot to tell Lou Piniella and Ned Yost this is just the exhibition season. While Piniella ran out a starting lineup with only four of his projected […]

An Unannounced Split Squad

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 2 Angels 6 WP – Jered Weaver (1-0) LP – Jason Marquis (0-1) As far as the game itself, it was over before it started. The Angels trotted out their All-Star lineup while Lou Piniella’s crew featured a starting nine that could have taken the field last season in […]

The Sights, The Sounds, The Smells

Spring Training Game One – Cubs 12 Giants 6 WP – Ryan Dempster (1-0) LP – Noah Lowry (0-1) Lou Piniella’s crew started the 2008 Cactus League schedule with an impressive effort against the Giants. While a win is a win, exhibition game or not, the performances on the field outweighed the final score. Thursday […]

Storylines of the Spring….The Bullpen and the Backstops

Time to play a little ball. Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will have their first workout later today at Fitch Park. Another pitcher made a bold prediction for the upcoming season, but this time it was not Carlos Zambrano. Ryan Dempster told reporters on Wednesday the Cubs will win the World Series this year. Dempster said, […]