From the CCO Inbox

While the Cubs enjoy their last day off of the spring, it is time for the latest from the CCO Inbox. Once the season begins, the CCO will pass on info, links and other cool stuff that readers email us on days the Cubs are not playing. In recent days the inbox has received photos […]

Another Slow Start to the Spring

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 6 Giants 8 WP – Jack Taschner (1-0) LP – Neal Cotts (0-1) Save – Julio Mateo (1) Felix Pie hit his 2nd home run in 4 games and Andres Torres added a 2-run shot in the 7th inning but the Cubs dropped their third Cactus League game in […]

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 […]

(Not Too Much) Fun in the Sun

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs 6 Giants (ss) 8 WP – Vinnie Chulk (1-0) LP – Les Walrond (0-1, BS 1) Save – Sergio Romo (1) A day after an impressive offensive output in Scottsdale, the Cubs dropped their Cactus League home opener against a Giants split squad. As with all Spring Training games […]

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 […]

Seven Days

The Hot Stove season is all but complete. Teams have handed out their non-roster invitations and are ready to start Spring Training as players will soon start making their way to Florida and Arizona, respectively. Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park next Wednesday. For the first time in recent memory, the Cubs will […]

Day Three….Another Convention in the Books

All of the excitement from the weekend dwindled on Sunday as the 23rd Annual Cubs Convention came to an end. The 15,000 fans that crammed into the Chicago Hilton and Towers the first two days was reduced by more than half. Those that remained divided their time between seeking out last minute autographs, haggling with […]