The Daily CCO: Over-Under Win Totals and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 5 days Happy Valentine’s Day from Chicago Cubs Online The projection systems have the Cubs improving the win total from last year’s 73-89 mark by 5-12 games, which as previously reported, on the high end of the projections, an 84- to 85-win season would mean the Cubs […]

Tom Ricketts Talks Ernie Banks and the Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) led off with Tom Ricketts. Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo talked to Tom Ricketts about Ernie Banks, Wrigley Field, his team and the upcoming season. Tom Ricketts was very appreciative of the City of Chicago with the help placing Ernie Banks’ statue at Daley Plaza. Mr. Banks statue […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs to Honor Ernie Banks During the Upcoming Season

Tom Ricketts spoke to the beat writers during Friday’s public visitation for Ernie Banks. And the Cubs’ Chairman said, according to a report from ESPN Chicago, that the upcoming season would be dedicated to Mr. Cub. Tom Ricketts said nothing is set yet on exactly how the team will honor Ernie Banks, but the season […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs End Javier Baez’s Winter Season Early

Javier Baez was expected to stay with Santurce throughout the playoffs in Puerto Rico. Multiple reports Thursday indicated the Cubs shut Baez down so he can prepare for Spring Training. Santurce won the championship Tuesday and Javier Baez wanted to participate in the Caribbean Series. But the Cubs decided Baez played enough ball in Puerto […]

Cubs Announce Memorial Service, Procession Details for Ernie Banks

The Cubs announced Thursday details for Saturday’s memorial service in honor of Ernie Banks at Fourth Presbyterian Church and the procession that will pass Ernie Banks’ statue in Daley Plaza and Wrigley Field. Earlier this week the team announced public visitation and memorial services for Ernie Banks would be held Friday, January 30 and Saturday, […]

The Daily CCO: Tom Ricketts Believes Cubs Will Make Playoffs, Win NL Central Division

Tom Ricketts backed up his All-Star first baseman during a luncheon in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday. The Cubs chairman believes his team will make the playoffs and win the National League Central Division Crown this season. According to the report from Todd Wessell, Ricketts said “all of the stars are lined up for a […]

Cubs Announce Visitation and Memorial Services for Ernie Banks

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon a public visitation and memorial services for Ernie Banks will be held this Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Mr. Banks would have turned 84 years old on Saturday. The Chicago Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday that Ernie Banks’ Wrigley Field statue will be placed […]

Cubs, City of Chicago Announce Plans for a Public Memorial for Ernie Banks

The Chicago Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday that Ernie Banks’ Wrigley Field statue will be placed in Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.) this week from Wednesday morning through Saturday, allowing fans to honor and remember the Hall of Famer. And the team will continue flying No. 14 flags at Wrigley Field this week in […]

Rest in Peace, Mr. Cub

Baseball in the early 1970s was still a gentile place in a world full of turmoil at the time. The Vietnam War was still raging, there was unrest in the Middle East, an energy crisis, urban decay, a faltering environment, and a lack of confidence in leadership. Sports, baseball included, were enjoying unprecedented popularity through […]

Saying Goodbye to Ernie

The Chicago Cubs leader has left and gone away, but yet, we remain. Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83.  He is the greatest Chicago Cubs player that has ever lived, and there is a very good chance he will go down as the greatest Chicago Cub ever. Mr. Banks was the first […]