Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

On Monday, September 24, 1984 the Chicago Cubs accomplished a feat the organization had not done in 39 years … they won a pennant. Rick Sutcliffe allowed only two hits, faced 28 batters in nine innings and the Cubs defeated the Pirates in Pittsburgh, 4-1. Rick Sutcliffe struck out Joe Orsulak for the final out […]

Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Acquire Dernier and Matthews

On March 27, 1984 Dallas Green orchestrated a trade with his former organization that would help define the ’84 Cubs. The Cubs’ GM traded pitcher Bill “Soup” Campbell along with catcher Mike Diaz to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bob Dernier, Gary Matthews and Porfi Altamirano. Bob Dernier and Ryne Sandberg became the ‘Daily Double‘ and […]

The Magic of 1984

Twenty-five years, twenty-five years….where did the time go? It seems like yesterday Harry Caray nicknamed Ryne Sandberg and Bob Dernier the ‘Daily Double‘. It seems like yesterday Dallas Green made the trade for Rick Sutcliffe and thanks to modern technology, it was yesterday the Sandberg Game was replayed by this thirty-something Cubs fan and the […]

Weekend Update – 02/09/08

Finally the long-rumored 6-player deal between the Orioles and Mariners was made official on Friday. Erik Bedard was shipped West for 5 players including one of the best prospects in the game, Adam Jones. Countless reports have indicated this winter that once Andy MacPhail dealt Bedard, Brian Roberts would be next on the trading block. […]