The Unofficial Opening Day … It’s Time for the Cubs Convention

Harry Caray referred to it as the “unofficial opening day”, some refer to it as the “kick-off to spring training”, call it what you want but the bottom line is baseball is just around the corner. The 27th Annual Cubs Convention officially begins this afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. Pat Hughes will once again have […]

2012 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The schedule for the 27th Annual Cubs Convention was released Sunday night and Monday morning. The three-day event begins Friday afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. The Cubs’ new front office will be in attendance and the Saturday morning session with Theo Epstein figures to have the biggest crowd of the weekend. Cubs past and present, […]

And the Winners Are….The CCO Prediction Contests

Before last season the CCO ran a series of four contests for the Faithful to make a few predictions on the upcoming year, as well as when a certain switch-hitting hitting infielder from the state of Maryland would be traded to the North Side of Chicago. While that deal did not happen last season, the […]

Wood Files for Free Agency

According to a report on, Kerry Wood was among 42 players that filed for free agency on Friday. Wood, along with Jon Lieber and Henry Blanco joined teammates Ryan Dempster, Jim Edmonds, Bobby Howry and Chad Fox on the list of 107 Major League players that filed in the first two days.

Dempster and Edmonds Among 65 to File for Free Agency

Baseball’s off-season kicked into second gear on Thursday, less than 12 hours after the Phillies beat the Rays to officially end the 2008 campaign. There was a trade between the Royals and Marlins, a couple of big name players found out their options for the 2009 season would not be picked up, the Brewers named […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/09/08

Game One Hundred Forty-Four: Cubs (86-57) vs. Cardinals (77-66) Game Time – 7:15pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Ryan Dempster (15-6, 2.99/1.21) vs. Kyle Lohse (13-6, 3.76/1.29) Updated – 4:06pm C.T. – Felix Pie and Randy Wells Added to the Active […]

Lieber Done for Year

According to multiple reports out of Chicago, Jon Lieber has returned home to Mobile, AL and will not pitch for the remainder of the season. According to the report on, Lieber told “Cubs general manager Jim Hendry his arm is sore and he is unable to pitch the rest of the season.” Lieber was […]

No Excuse – Cubs 2 Reds 10

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 2 Reds 10 WP – Bronson Arroyo (14-10) LP – Ted Lilly (13-9) Save – None Call it a slump, call it a swoon but one thing is for certain, after the Cubs sixth straight loss it is up to Lou Piniella to find solutions to the problems. The […]

Hoffpauir, Hill and McGehee Among First Call-ups

According to a report on, the first round of call-ups on Monday will include Micah Hoffpauir, Koyie Hill, Michael Wuertz and Casey McGehee. The Cubs will also activate Jon Lieber from the 15-day disabled list on Monday as well as Angel Guzman from the 60-day DL. The Cubs will have to make three roster […]

News from the Wire – 08/04/08

While the Faithful await the start of the 3-game series tonight against Houston Astros, here are a few headlines and notes worth passing along on a Monday morning….included are: More weekend nights at Wrigley? The rotation for the Cardinals series next weekend and updates on Jon Lieber and Chad Fox….