The Magic of 1984

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 […]

Not Quite a Field…but a Hotel of Dreams

Have you ever had a drink with Bob Dernier? Have you ever had your picture taken with Andre Dawson? Have you ever seen Rick Sutcliffe apologize to Andre Dawson for throwing at his head before they were teammates? Have you ever asked Jason Marquis what number he was going to wear when everyone knew it […]

Towers Focused on Cubs

The Jake Peavy rumors picked up a little steam on Monday night. Kevin Towers was quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune as saying: “It’s really come down to one club now – the Cubs. It’s going to take awhile. They have a couple of players to pick from that we are interested in but anything […]

Ramblings Convention Weekend

Life can change; direction can change; responsibilities can change, and when those things happen, certain things get lost. My changes have taken me away from two of my favorite things over the past month, the Cubs and writing about them. However, there is nothing like a fan convention to snap one back into shape, even […]

What an Opening

Day one of the 23rd Annual Cubs Convention was filled with familiar faces in the same old place. This year, though, is a little different. The same hope still exists, as it does every year, but instead of a winter spent trying to build a team, the Cubs have spent the off-season trying to mold […]

A Different Direction?

As the Brian Roberts watch enters day four, could Jim Hendry be switching gears or are the Cubs still interested in acquiring the switch-hitting second baseman? The mainstream media in Chicago still feels the Cubs would like to add Roberts but a report from Ken Rosenthal on Thursday night mentioned two names that could signify […]

Oh That Sweet Convention Smell

The Cubs Convention will kick off two weeks from today, and boy am I excited! This will be the third year in a row I attend the Convention and it is quite an experience. I wrote a similar column last year, but I could not avoid doing it again. More and more people read the […]

‘Tis the Season for Trivia

All appears to be quiet on the North Side of Chicago as baseball executives take a break for the Holidays. Kenny Williams was on ESPN 1000 with Bruce Levine on Saturday morning and he stated he only takes Christmas Day off. In the age of email, Blackberries and iPhones, general managers are awarded with as […]