Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 08/22/11

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs (56-71) vs. Braves (76-52) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (10-8, 3.80/1.37) vs. Jair Jurrjens (12-5, 2.84/1.17) After winning two of three over the weekend from the Cardinals, the Cubs open […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Red Sox – 05/20/11

Game Forty-Three: Cubs (19-23) vs. Red Sox (23-20) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 89 Location – Fenway Park, Boston Doug Davis (0-1, 1.80/1.00) vs. Jon Lester (5-1, 3.28/1.25) For the first time since the days of Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs […]

No Sleep for Q … Roster Decisions Loom for the Cubs

Seven games and six days left in the desert for the Chicago Cubs. The final Cactus League game of 2011 is Tuesday, March 29 … The Cubs equipment truck leaves for Chicago Sunday. Mike Quade, Randy Bush, Pat Listach, Mark Riggins and Greg Maddux met in with Jim Hendry in the GM’s office Tuesday morning […]

Greg Maddux to Host Uncork for a Cause

Greg Maddux will host Uncork for a Cause on March 24 at J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, a fundraiser to benefit the Maddux Foundation. The event will include an all-star laden silent auction and wine tasting, along with hors d’oeuvres from J&G Steakhouse. Tickets are available at

A Spring Break for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs only scheduled off day of the spring is Wednesday … and it could not come at a better time. The Cubs have played 21 of the 34 games on the Cactus League schedule and have made two rounds of roster cuts. Camp ‘Q’ started with 60 players in big league camp, two roster […]

Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

The exhibition season is in full swing and the Cubs began a stretch Monday of playing nine games in six days. The second week of the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule concludes with games against the Reds and Dodgers in Las Vegas. In a pre-game interview Monday, Mike Quade said he would likely wait until the […]

Second Verse of the Spring … Same as the First – Cubs 3 Brewers 5

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs 3 Brewers (ss) 5 WP – Tim Dillard (1-0) LP – Andrew Cashner (0-1, BS 1) Save – Brian Garman (1) Monday was a beautiful day at HoHoKam Park and Q’s crew responded with a better effort in front of a very small crowd of 5,405. The Cubs once […]

Day Thirteen of Camp ‘Q’ … Let the Cubs Spring Games Begin

Practice for the 2011 version of the Chicago Cubs is over … Spring Training baseball begins for Q’s crew Sunday afternoon. The Cubs are scheduled to play 34 games over the next 31 days with one break in the middle, the Cubs only day off of the spring is March 16. On the schedule is […]

Day Eight of Camp ‘Q’ … Dempster Gets the Nod and Other Cubs Notes

The first pitch of the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule is five days away … The Cubs continued making headlines as the second week of Spring Training began Monday. Mike Quade had a meeting with Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Matt Garza and told the top pitchers in his rotation which one would be getting the […]

The Sandberg Factor

The opening of Spring Training ends a very emotional off-season for Cubs fans. We lost a legend, and a hero returned. There was a controversial trade, and free agent signings kept us buzzing. And, as always, there is the promise of youth. However, one decision stands out as a possible sentinel moment concerning the team’s […]