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 […]

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, […]

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 …

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Cubs Trivia Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at the CCO! For those looking for their baseball fix after opening what the jolly old elf brought down your chimney, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. Did you ever wonder when the Cubs played their first game? Or who holds the franchise record for the longest hitting streak? […]

Rounding Up the Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Major League Baseball made headlines with the announcement of the new CBA on Tuesday. Seemingly lost in all of the changes of new Collective Bargaining Agreement, especially those that impact the draft and international signings, was the last of the BBWAA Awards was handed out. For the most part, baseball will take a break for […]

The Field of Six, Darvish, Cespedes, Wood, Buehrle … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The Cubs list of managerial candidates went from five to six on Tuesday after the Cubs’ brass “officially” added Terry Francona to the mix. Many thought Francona had been a candidate since Mike Quade was relieved of his duties a couple of weeks back … Theo Epstein has been talking to Francona during the process […]

Is Maddux the Favorite to Land the Cubs’ Gig?

By all accounts Mike Maddux’s time with the Cubs went extremely well and he could be the leader in the proverbial clubhouse to become their next manager. Mike Maddux spent Tuesday night and four hours Wednesday morning talking baseball with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and Randy Bush. Maddux sounded at ease speaking to […]