Cubs Off-Day News and Notes

The roster shuffle continued on Monday when the Cubs claimed outfielder Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees. Neal was hitting .325/.391/.411 with 17 doubles and two home runs in 72 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to be designated for assignment by the Yankees to make room on the roster for Curtis Granderson. […]


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Darwin Barney Talks Cubs Baseball on MLB Network Radio

Darwin Barney joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) on Monday afternoon. The Cubs’ Gold Glove second baseman discussed a variety of Cubs’ topics as well as his relationship with Ryne Sandberg … and the Cubs are discussing pushing back Barney’s Gold Glove presentation until Sandberg is at Wrigley […]


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A Helping of Cubs Trivia

Happy Thanksgiving from the CCO! Today is the day we give thanks for all of things in our lives while spending time with family and friends. But just in case you are looking for your daily ‘Cubs fix’, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. So if you are wondering who are the only […]


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Darwin Barney is Golden … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Darwin Barney turned in a record setting season and was rewarded with a gold glove on Tuesday night. Darwin Barney beat out the Reds’ Brandon Phillips and Arizona’s Aaron Hill for the Rawlings Gold Glove. Barney became just the fourth second baseman in Cubs’ history to take home the award (Ryne Sandberg, 1983-1991; Glenn Beckert, […]


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The Beginning of a Long Off-Season for the Cubs

The off-season has begun for the Chicago Cubs. While the playoffs are underway and the focus throughout the game is on some set of games in late October, the Cubs remain focused on the future and building an organization with sustained success. Theo Epstein spent just under an hour with the media in the dungeon […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 09/03/12

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs (51-82) vs. Nationals (81-52) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/914 Location – Nationals Park, Washington DC Jeff Samardzija (8-12, 4.03/1.26) vs. Ross Detwiler (8-6, 3.32/1.17) Happy Labor Day from the CCO! As summer unofficially comes to an end, […]


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Rambling from Something Deeper than the Abyss

After a week off, thanks to life getting in the way of a good rant, Ramblings are back and better than ever. Well, hopefully these are at least decent. Basically, I just hope you enjoy them a little bit. Or more. So let’s go …


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 08/04/12

Game One Hundred Five: Cubs (43-61) vs. Dodgers (57-50) Game Time – 8:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 180/914 Location – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Chris Volstad (0-7, 7.94/1.65) vs. Clayton Kershaw (8-6, 2.95/1.06) The Cubs have dropped the last three games, have been outscored 19-5 in […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 06/23/12

Game Seventy-One: Cubs (24-46) vs. Diamondbacks (35-35) Game Time – 9:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 179/914 Location – U.S. Chase Field, Phoenix Paul Maholm (4-5, 4.88/1.32) vs. Ian Kennedy (5-7, 4.13/1.29) After taking the first two on the current six-game road trip, the Cubs […]


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Rambling About the Cubs While Waiting on the Cubans

Hello again, everybody. It has been a few weeks, but it’s Friday, and I am back. So, let’s get together, and throw out some quick thoughts and observations about our favorite baseball team. There is a lot going on, and at any minute now the Chicago Cubans could really start taking shape. (And Kudos to […]


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