Rambling as the World Descends on Chicago

The White Sox arrive at 1060 W. Addison for the beginning of the Crosstown Classic, also known as the BP Cup today. (Please note this makes me want to buy BP gas less than I would have prior to this sponsorship.) And the world arrives in Chicago as the NATO summit officially gets underway this […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 03/24/12

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (10-12-1) vs. Padres (SS) (13-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Travis Wood (1-1, 25.07/4.07) vs. Anthony Bass (1-0, 2.00/1.00) Updated 11:35am CDT – The Cubs announced Marcos Mateo will be shutdown for at least 10 days, […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad Day – 03/17/12

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (SS) (6-8) vs. A’s (SS) (11-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix Paul Maholm (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. Travis Schlichting (1-0, 2.84/0.63) Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (SS) (6-8) vs. Rangers (SS) (3-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 03/10/12

Spring Training Game Seven: Cubs (3-3) vs. Brewers (SS) (3-2-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Maryvale Baseball Park, Phoenix Ryan Dempster (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. Chris Narveson (0-0, 0.00/0.00) Updated: 11:18am CST – The Cubs reduced their spring roster Saturday morning by assigning right-handed pitcher […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. A’s – 03/04/12

Spring Training Game One: Cubs (0-0) vs. A’s (1-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Rodrigo Lopez (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-0, -.–/-.–) Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the Air! It’s the Cactus League opener…the Chicago Cubs versus the Oakland Athletics. The nearly […]


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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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Day Two of the 2012 Cubs Convention … Behind the Scenes with Theo Epstein

Day two of the 2012 Cubs Convention focused on the new regime and their plan for now and in the future. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod delivered a consistent message throughout the day … while Dale Sveum and his coaching staff preached accountability and playing the game hard and the right way on […]


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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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