Baseball is Better … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

With the first month of the New Year dwindling down, Spring Training is not far away. Pitchers and catchers officially report to Fitch Park in less than a month (February 18) … and the Cubs front office still has a lot of work to do. The Cubs have one arbitration eligible player that is unsigned […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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The 2012 Cubs Convention is Just Around the Corner

The 27th Annual Cubs Convention kicks off next Friday at the Chicago Hilton and some of the details were released on Thursday. This year’s convention will feature a lot of new faces … both in terms of the front office, the coaching staff and the players. Theo Epstein will host his own session in the […]

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Rambling While Closing Wrigley for the Winter

It is time to batten down the hatches at Wrigley Field. There will not be baseball at Wrigley Field for a little over six months. And, as I have said quite often the past 60 days, it could not have come soon enough. It was an awful season, but the impending offseason brings with it […]

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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 […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/17/11

Game Forty: Cubs (17-22) vs. Reds (24-17) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Matt Garza (2-4, 4.17/1.35) vs. Edinson Volquez (3-1, 5.74/1.65) Updated – 3:29pm CDT – Cubs selected Tony Campana from Triple-A Iowa, added to […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 03/29/11

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three: Cubs (14-18) vs. Diamondbacks (11-25) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Matt Garza (1-3, 8.68/1.93) vs. Joe Saunders (0-3, 12.51/2.20) The last Cactus League hurrah at HoHoKam Park … The Cubs 34-game Cactus League schedule […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad – 03/12/11

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (ss) (6-8) vs. Reds (ss) (8-5-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – HoHokam Park, Mesa Carlos Silva (0-1, 29.70/4.20) vs. Homer Bailey (0-1, 7.71/1.50) Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (ss) (6-8) vs. Reds (ss) (8-5-1) Game Time – 3:05pm CST Coverage […]

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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 […]

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