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 […]

Session After Session….Day Two at the Cubs Convention

Day two at the Cubs Convention can turn into information overload. The entire day is filled with one session after the other beginning at 9:00am. Saturday began with the extremely popular Meet Cubs Baseball Management with Jim Hendry, Randy Bush and Crane Kenney. Lou Piniella was absent from the session with the flu…the Cubs’ skipper […]

A Beautiful Day for a Convention

When Pat Hughes stepped to the microphone to kickoff the 24th Annual Cubs Convention he announced it was two below zero outside but hearing Mr. Hughes and his familiar voice meant one thing….the baseball season is right around the corner. The Hilton was filled to the brim, some even said it’s more crowded this year […]

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 […]

Heading to the Bronx

Lou Piniella will have plenty of familiar faces making the journey with him next week from Chicago to New York for the 79th Annual All-Star Game….and in case you forgot, this one counts. The Cubs will have seven representatives in the Midsummer Classic, along with their manager. Clint Hurdle replaced Willie Randolph with Lou Piniella […]

Ramblings Convention Weekend

Life can change; direction can change; responsibilities can change, and when those things happen, certain things get lost. My changes have taken me away from two of my favorite things over the past month, the Cubs and writing about them. However, there is nothing like a fan convention to snap one back into shape, even […]

Oh That Sweet Convention Smell

The Cubs Convention will kick off two weeks from today, and boy am I excited! This will be the third year in a row I attend the Convention and it is quite an experience. I wrote a similar column last year, but I could not avoid doing it again. More and more people read the […]

‘Tis the Season for Trivia

All appears to be quiet on the North Side of Chicago as baseball executives take a break for the Holidays. Kenny Williams was on ESPN 1000 with Bruce Levine on Saturday morning and he stated he only takes Christmas Day off. In the age of email, Blackberries and iPhones, general managers are awarded with as […]

Introductions, Announcements and Ramifications?

Kosuke Fukudome is scheduled to be introduced today to the Chicago media in an afternoon press conference at Wrigley Field. Reports have indicated Fukudome will wear number “1” and the back of his jersey will read “Kosuke”, not “Fukudome” like his jersey for Team Japan in the WBC and for the Chunichi Dragons. Are the […]