WGN Radio and the Cubs Announce the Hiring of Ron Coomer

The search for a color analyst to call Cubs’ games alongside Pat Hughes officially ended on Friday when 720 WGN and the Cubs announced the hiring of one-time Cubs’ player Ron Coomer. The Hughes & Coomer Show will make its debut in Spring Training. Ron Coomer, 47, played for the Cubs during the 2001 season […]

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Todd Hollandsworth Would Like the Cubs Radio Gig

WGN Radio was expected to announce Keith Moreland’s replacement by the start of the Winter Meetings but they have not made a decision yet on who will help call Cubs’ games with the great Pat Hughes. Todd Hollandsworth and Ron Coomer are reportedly the two finalists for the job. Hollandsworth is in Orlando this week […]

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Theo Epstein and Crane Kenney Discuss the Cubs with Season Ticket Holders

Tradition. History. Pride. Loyalty that has stood the test of time. Those were the words and phrase that echoed through the Bank of America Theatre when Cubs On Deck 2014 began. The CCO attended the morning and evening sessions on Friday. Here are the notes from those sessions.

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Cubs Reportedly Prepared to Make Joe Girardi an Offer

Jon Heyman reported Wednesday night that Brian Cashman met with Joe Girardi and his agent, Steve Mandell, earlier in the day in New York and the Yankees’ GM made Girardi an offer to stay with the Yankees. According to Heyman’s report, Girardi countered with “some parameters” and the two sides agreed to meet again on […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftop Owner Believes Cubs No Longer Trying to Block Views

The Cubs met with the owners of the rooftop clubs on Wednesday to go over the Wrigley Field Restoration plans. According to reports from the Tribune and ESPN Chicago, the meeting went well and Beth Murphy no longer thinks the Cubs are trying to block their views. In fact, Murphy is “optimistic” that the Cubs […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Release Illustrations and Details of Restoration Plans

The Cubs released details of their plans to restore Wrigley Field on Tuesday that included conceptual drawings. Crane Kenney called it a historic restoration as the team plans not only includes renovating Wrigley but restoring and preserving the iconic park. While the framework on a deal to Restore Wrigley Field has been agreed to, there […]

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The Roster Shuffle Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs made more changes to their big league roster on Friday. The Cubs added outfielder Julio Borbon to the mix after they claimed him off waivers from the Rangers. To make room on the 40-man and active roster, Alberto Gonzalez was designated for assignment. Borbon arrived at Miller Park on Friday night and was […]

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Day Eight of Cubs Camp: Garza Leaves Throwing Session with Mild Lat Strain

The Cubs completed their first full squad workout of the spring on Sunday afternoon at Fitch Park. Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum addressed the 62 players in big league camp before the on-field drills and live batting practice. Matt Garza faced live hitters for the first time since last July but had to […]

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Rambling on the Eve of the Eve of Pitchers and Catchers

During the slowest six weeks of the sports year, hearing “pitchers and catchers report today” can warm up the coldest of bodies on a blustery, snow-filled day in the Midwest. These days players spend half of the winter at their Spring Training homes so reporting has lost some of its luster, but the fact that […]

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Cubs Move One Step Closer to Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers do not officially report to Fitch Park until next Sunday but the Cubs loaded the equipment truck on Friday destined for Mesa. The Cubs announced six players from the system will join the big league team in camp this spring. Javier Baez will spend his spring with the Major League team but […]

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