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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, Passes Away at the age of 83

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, passed away Friday, a week before his birthday. Mr. Banks, the greatest player in franchise history was 83 years old. Mr. Banks was more than a legend on the field, he was an unbelievably nice man that always had a smile on his face, and like his teammate Ron Santo, he […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Picks Up Joe Bauman Award, Says Looking Forward to Future

Kris Bryant attended the Winter Meetings in San Diego to receive the awards he earned during the 2014 season. Bryant won the 2014 Joe Bauman Award for hitting the most home runs (42) in the minor leagues. Bryant spoke with Carrie Muskat after Monday’s luncheon and said he’s ready for next season. Bryant said it is […]


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Pitching, Samardzija, Spring Training and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Pitching remains a priority for the Cubs as the front office continues their pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka. But if they are unable to sign Tanaka do not look for the Cubs to turn their attention to Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana. The Cubs will likely look at re-signing Scott Baker or another free […]


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Tis the Season for Cubs Trivia

Happy Christmas from the CCO! It is that time of year again. Time to break out the Cubs’ history books and take a look back at what the franchise and players accomplished in years gone by. So for those looking for their daily baseball fix after unwrapping what the jolly old elf left under the […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 08/13/13

Game One Hundred Nineteen: Cubs (52-66) vs. Reds (66-52) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (6-11, 4.23/1.35) vs. Homer Bailey (7-10, 3.73/1.16) The Cubs will try to snap their two-game losing skid tonight behind Jeff Samardzija. […]


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