Brett Jackson and Chris Archer help Team USA Qualify for the 2011 Pan American Games. The Arizona Fall League season is set to get underway. Starlin Castro is expected to play winter ball in the Dominican. All that and more in the first Down on the Farm Report of the off-season!
On a Saturday afternoon with Bob Costas calling the game for NBC, Ryne Sandberg cemented himself in the storied history of the Chicago Cubs. One of the greatest games in franchise history has since been nicknamed ‘The Sandberg Game‘ and for many reasons June 23, 1984 will be forever etched in the memory of generations [...]
Day two at the Cubs Convention can turn into information overload. The entire day is filled with one session after the other beginning at 9:00am. Saturday began with the extremely popular Meet Cubs Baseball Management with Jim Hendry, Randy Bush and Crane Kenney. Lou Piniella was absent from the session with the flu…the Cubs’ skipper [...]
When Pat Hughes stepped to the microphone to kickoff the 24th Annual Cubs Convention he announced it was two below zero outside but hearing Mr. Hughes and his familiar voice meant one thing….the baseball season is right around the corner. The Hilton was filled to the brim, some even said it’s more crowded this year [...]
Twenty-five years, twenty-five years….where did the time go? It seems like yesterday Harry Caray nicknamed Ryne Sandberg and Bob Dernier the ‘Daily Double‘. It seems like yesterday Dallas Green made the trade for Rick Sutcliffe and thanks to modern technology, it was yesterday the Sandberg Game was replayed by this thirty-something Cubs fan and the [...]
The regular season is coming to an end and the playoffs are just around the corner. With that said, the mainstream media has dusted off their ‘Cubs Glossary of Terms’ and are ready to remind the Faithful of how long it has been since the Cubs last won a championship. This season’s been full of [...]
Finally the long-rumored 6-player deal between the Orioles and Mariners was made official on Friday. Erik Bedard was shipped West for 5 players including one of the best prospects in the game, Adam Jones. Countless reports have indicated this winter that once Andy MacPhail dealt Bedard, Brian Roberts would be next on the trading block. [...]