Talkin’ Cubs Live – Split Squads – 03/13/09

Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (ss) (7-8) vs. Mariners (ss) (6-5) Game Time – 3:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: None – Radio: audio, XM Channel 176 Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Sean Marshall (1-0, 1.00/0.67) vs. Gaby Hernandez (0-0, 7.71/1.29) Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (ss) (7-8) vs. Angels (10-3) Game Time – 3:05pm […]

Baseball Superstitions

Are you superstitious? XM Radio touched on this subject Thursday morning and many of the callers shared their game day rituals, or superstitions, and certain things they do that will guarantee their team a win. Baseball is not only a game full of tradition but full of superstitions as well. As the line from Bull […]

Pacifying Piniella – Cubs 9 Royals 1

Game Fourteen – Cubs 9 Royals 1 WP – Chad Gaudin (2-0) LP – Brian Bannister (0-1) Save – None The message Sweet Lou sent through the media about the offense needing to step it up was apparently heard loud and clear. The Cubs ended the six-game losing streak with a lot of offense and […]

Cubs Spring Stats…After 13 Games

As many know, Spring Training wins and losses are meaningless and the same can be said about individual stats. Players often work on things they would like to improve on, especially pitchers. Take for example Craig Counsell of the Brewers who has changed his exaggerated batting stance and dropped his hands making him unrecognizable in […]

A Minor Loss – Cubs 4 Indians 5

Game Eight – Cubs (ss) 4 Indians 5 WP – Jensen Lewis (1-0) LP – Justin Berg (0-1) Save – Juan Salas (1) In a game full of minor league players not invited to big league camp, a version of the Cubs lost to the Indians in Goodyear on Wednesday afternoon. Bobby Dickerson, Iowa’s manager, […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Indians – 03/04/09

Spring Training Game Eight: Cubs (5-2) vs. Indians (2-4) Game Time – 2:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 176 Location – Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear Chad Gaudin (1-0, 4.50/2.00) vs. Carl Pavano (0-0, 0.00/0.00) The first of two split squad days for the Cubs this spring (March 13 against […]

Cubs Out Fox the Brewers – Cubs 7 Brewers 4

Game Two – Cubs 7 Brewers 4 WP – Chad Gaudin (1-0) LP – Seth McClung (0-1, BS 1) Save – Angel Guzman (1) In front of a small crowd of 6,711 on Thursday, Lou Piniella’s crew improved to 2-0 on the spring with a solid victory over the Brewers. Rick Sutcliffe was calling the […]

New Faces in an Old Place…Video from Cubs’ Second Game of the Spring

Many of Jim Hendry’s off-season acquisitions took the field at HoHoKam Park against the Brewers on Thursday. The Cubs won the game 7-4, with the big hit coming off the bat of Jake Fox, a 3-run homer in the third. Joey Gathright was 3-for-3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in his […]

Atkins in the Mix?

According to a report from, Mitch Atkins will be stretched out this spring as “the Cubs consider their options for the fifth spot in the rotation.” Atkins was mentioned in a report focused on Aaron Heilman along with Sean Marshall, Chad Gaudin and Jeff Samardzija as possibilities for the final spot in Lou Piniella’s […]

Ch-Ch Changes in Piniella’s Philosophy

After spending the winter doing a little more than just tinkering the roster, Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella continued to discuss changes to the team, but not as much in terms of personnel on the first day of Camp Lou III. The accountability the Cubs’ skipper took on Friday for the end of last season […]