The Sandberg Factor

The opening of Spring Training ends a very emotional off-season for Cubs fans. We lost a legend, and a hero returned. There was a controversial trade, and free agent signings kept us buzzing. And, as always, there is the promise of youth. However, one decision stands out as a possible sentinel moment concerning the team’s […]

Rambling About the Boys of Spring

Hey there, everybody … it’s Friday and it is time to ramble. Ramble like crazy. Spill my thoughts, go nuts, get excited, say dumb things, regurgitate funny jokes, basically just attempt to entertain you with all insights and thoughts on the Cubs! We all know I have plenty to say when it is quiet, and […]

Updating the Search for Pat Hughes’ New Partner

The Cubs and WGN were hoping to hire Pat Hughes’ new radio partner around the time of the Cubs Convention, which begins next week. But it appears the search may drag on a little bit longer. WGN Radio has not released their broadcast schedule for the Cubs Spring Training games … the Cubs and A’s […]

The Final Cubs Weekend Update of Twenty-Ten

With Christmas in the rearview mirror and only six days remaining in the year, does Jim Hendry have anything in the works that would allow Twenty-Ten to end on a positive note? If Jim Hendry keeps to his New Year tradition, it could be an interesting week on the North Side. The Cubs GM has […]

Cubs and WGN Begin Search for Pat Hughes’ New Partner

The Cubs and WGN Radio have begun the search to find a color analyst. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the search is still in the preliminary phase and Dave Eanet (WGN 720 Sports Director) indicated it could take up to three weeks to find a new partner for Pat Hughes. Hughes will […]

Hendry Working Hard to Acquire Matt Garza?

The Matt Garza deal is not dead according to Bruce Levine and Jim Hendry is pursuing a starting pitcher … with Matt Garza at the top of the list. Garza has been the Cubs main target with Brandon Webb apparently being ‘Plan B’. Hendry is working hard to try to obtain Garza or another quality […]

Optimistic Excitement at the 25th Cubs Convention

For one weekend a year the Chicago Hilton is turned blue. This year, however, it is just a little different. The Cubs have new owners and there was renewed optimism once again at the first day of the Cubs Convention. Familiar faces, with some new ones mixed in, packed every square foot of the grand […]

Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

On Monday, September 24, 1984 the Chicago Cubs accomplished a feat the organization had not done in 39 years … they won a pennant. Rick Sutcliffe allowed only two hits, faced 28 batters in nine innings and the Cubs defeated the Pirates in Pittsburgh, 4-1. Rick Sutcliffe struck out Joe Orsulak for the final out […]

Lilly Opens Wrigley with a Goose Egg – Cubs 4 Rockies 0

Game Seven – Cubs 4 Rockies 0 WP – Ted Lilly (2-0) LP – Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1) Save – None The Cubs 2009 Home Opener belonged to Ted Lilly. With Aramis Ramirez, Milton Bradley and Geovany Soto out of the starting lineup, Lilly led his team to an impressive shutout victory over the Colorado Rockies…after […]

Cubs Out Fox the Brewers – Cubs 7 Brewers 4

Game Two – Cubs 7 Brewers 4 WP – Chad Gaudin (1-0) LP – Seth McClung (0-1, BS 1) Save – Angel Guzman (1) In front of a small crowd of 6,711 on Thursday, Lou Piniella’s crew improved to 2-0 on the spring with a solid victory over the Brewers. Rick Sutcliffe was calling the […]