Z Kids Are Alright – Cubs 8 Diamondbacks 7

Game Two – Cubs 8 Diamondbacks 7 WP – Justin Berg (1-0) LP – Esmerling Vasquez (0-1) Save – None Friday afternoon at HoHoKam Park could have been a look into the future of the Chicago Cubs. Three of the Cubs’ last four number one draft picks were in the starting lineup along with top […]

Lots of Sun and Lots of Longballs – Cubs 9 A’s 3

Game One – Cubs 9 A’s 3 WP – Randy Wells (1-0) LP – Trevor Cahill (0-1) Save – None The first game of the long exhibition season was a successful one for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did the Cubs’ offense hit five home runs and pound out 16 hits but several of the […]

Video from the First Cubs Game of the Spring

The Cubs beat the A’s on Thursday at HoHoKam Park, 9-3. It was a beautiful day for baseball … and the Cubs’ offense pounded the ball. Granted it was just an exhibition game, but to see the Cubs on the field after such a long winter was more than a welcomed sight to see. The […]

Chicago Cubs … Storylines of the Spring and Roster

The first pitch of the Cubs’ 2010 exhibition season is less than 24 hours away. While most of the roster spots may be filled, Lou Piniella has stated in recent days his team has six open spots on the active roster … that will be decided during Spring Training. Beyond the Opening Day roster (that […]

Weekend Update … Notes from Day 11 of Camp Lou

It is the last day of February and the first pitch of the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule is in just four days … Apparently Day 11 of Camp Lou IV was anything but boring … with Carlos Marmol throwing live batting practice. Lou Piniella said Marmol is “far ahead” of where he was last spring […]

Notes from Day Ten of Camp Lou … Bullpen Help Wanted

The countdown has begun to the Cubs’ Cactus League opener against the Oakland A’s at HoHoKam Park … only five days until the Cubs play an actual game. Day Ten of Camp Lou IV was pretty quiet for the most part … with a few exceptions. Ted Lilly returned to the field and called his […]

Nothing But Baseball for the Chicago Cubs

Happy 70th Birthday to Ron Santo! The first week of Camp Lou IV concluded on Wednesday … and what a week it was for the Chicago Cubs. After the excitement of pitchers and catchers reporting, Ted Lilly and Alfonso Soriano’s knees, the weather, the Ricketts family, Starlin Castro and the first full squad workout, the […]

Notes from Day Seven of Camp Lou

The Chicago Cubs took the field for the first time in 2010 on Tuesday. Day Seven of Camp Lou IV began with the Ricketts family addressing the team and concluded with a full day of practice … for the first time in three days. Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez and Starlin Castro reported to camp. Lee […]

Weekend Update … Spring Has Sprung for the Cubs

Day Four of Camp Lou IV ended early due to rain. Pitchers got their work in before the rain cut the workouts short on Saturday. Rain is expected in the Phoenix area for the next few days but it is expected to be in the mid 60s and sunny on Tuesday for the first full […]

Notes from Day Three of Camp Lou

The Cubs got back to work on Day Three of Camp Lou IV. The team received good news on Ted Lilly’s right knee. Lilly complained of soreness in his knee on Thursday and went to the doctor to have it examined The MRI revealed normal wear and tear and Ted Lilly returned to the practice […]