Laying Down the Bunts … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

It is position player reporting day in Cubs Camp … A majority of the players have already reported to Fitch Park but after Thursday Dale Sveum will have his full Spring Training roster in camp. There are only four position players that have not reported … Alfonso Soriano, Starlin Castro, Blake DeWitt and Jae-Hoon Ha. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Yankees – 06/17/11

Game Sixty-Nine: Cubs (28-40) vs. Yankees (39-28) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Doug Davis (0-5, 5.90/1.86) vs. Freddy Garcia (5-5, 3.60/1.40) The Cubs welcome the New York Yankees to Wrigley Field this afternoon for the […]

Rambling about Groundhog Day

It’s Friday. And by now, we now that Friday means it is time to Ramble! That’s right. Get pumped! Get psyched! Scream out loud! Go crazy! Get nuts! Read your computer screens! Let me hear you! Now that we are in the proper mindset, it is time to remind everyone that Groundhog Day is next […]

Cubs Convention Day Two: The Owners, the Management and Remembering Ronnie

Day two of the 26th Annual Cubs Convention was filled with information and fond memories of Ron Santo. The Ricketts Family Forum led off the day and Jim Hendry, Mike Quade and Randy Bush answered question after question on the current team as well as the plans for the future. Tom Ricketts announced the team […]

Rambling While Waiting to Hear Kerry’s First Ovation

Friends, family, faithful … It is once again time for me to unleash my random, ridiculous and wry stream of consciousness on everyone as is it relates to the Chicago Cubs. As we plug along towards 2011, it is time to start dreaming of the small ball once again. Pitchers and catchers report in two […]

Weekend Update … Hendry Talks Cubs

The third week in November was anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. From roster moves, to Larry Rothschild, to minor league comings and goings, to the Wrigleyville Classic, to the hot stove heating up … it was a busy seven days on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs made another addition to their […]

Pitching Coaches, Roster Moves … and Cubs Rumors

Friday was a busy day for the Chicago National League Ball Club. In a move that caught everyone by surprise, Larry Rothschild stepped down as the Cubs pitching coach after nine seasons, three managers and two interim managers. Rothschild took the same position with the New York Yankees and signed a three-year contract worth nearly […]

From the Wire … Rothschild Departs Cubs for the Yankees

According to multiple reports, Larry Rothschild has stepped down as the Cubs pitching coach. Rothschild accepted the same position with the New York Yankees and signed a three-year contract with New York. The Cubs are aiming to fill the position shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Updated – 4:45pm CT – According to a tweet […]

Q’s College of Coaches

The Cubs made the official announcement concerning Mike Quade’s coaching staff on Wednesday. Larry Rothschild (pitching coach), Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach), Bobby Dernier (first base and outfield coach) and Ivan DeJesus (third base coach) will all return in the same roles they finished the season. Pat Listach will be Quade’s bench […]

From the Wire … Listach to Serve as Quade’s Bench Coach

According to a report from the Washington Post, Pat Listach is leaving the Washington Nationals to rejoin the Chicago Cubs organization. Listach will become the Cubs’ new bench coach reuniting him with his close friend Mike Quade.