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 […]

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Cubs Convention Day Two: The Owners, the Management and Remembering Ronnie

Day two of the 26th Annual Cubs Convention was filled with information and fond memories of Ron Santo. The Ricketts Family Forum led off the day and Jim Hendry, Mike Quade and Randy Bush answered question after question on the current team as well as the plans for the future. Tom Ricketts announced the team […]

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Rambling While in a Cubs Convention Kind of Mood

The 26th annual Cubs Convention kicks off today. This will be my sixth convention, and it is always fun. First, as some may know, my first assignment for the CCO was covering the Convention in 2006. So, this is somewhat of a 5-year anniversary for me. I wonder what Neil bought me? What do you […]

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas from the CCO!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at the CCO! In between opening all of the presents the jolly old elf brought down your chimney and celebrating the Christmas Holiday, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. Did you ever wonder when the Wrigley marquee was painted red? Or the number Ron Santo wore when he […]

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Rambling While Waiting to Hear Kerry’s First Ovation

Friends, family, faithful … It is once again time for me to unleash my random, ridiculous and wry stream of consciousness on everyone as is it relates to the Chicago Cubs. As we plug along towards 2011, it is time to start dreaming of the small ball once again. Pitchers and catchers report in two […]

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Sandberg Returns to Phillies Organization

Ryne Sandberg was named the manager of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, for the 2011 season Monday … so much for Sandberg not wanting to manage again in the minors. Shortly after Sandberg severed ties with the Cubs organization, Jim Hendry said, “I don’t think that was ever […]

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Gonzalez, Pena, Dunn … or None of the Above?

MLB’s award season continues on Wednesday with the announcement of the NL Gold Glove winners. Could Marlon Byrd add a trophy to his case? Adrian Gonzalez remains the hot topic surrounding the Cubs … despite the fact Jed Hoyer said he expects to begin the year with Gonzalez and would be thrilled to finish it […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/08/10

Two Cubs prospects take part in the annual AFL Rising Stars Game. One less fortunate member of the Mesa Solar Sox finds himself out for the season. Two vacancies are created on the minor league coaching staff, one because of a promotion and the other due to a departure. Find out who’s hot and who’s […]

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News and Notes from Day Two of the Cubs Organizational Meetings

Wednesday was a busy day for the Chicago Cubs. The headlines ranged from Q’s coaching staff to Ryne Sandberg to the vote passing in Mesa to Aramis Ramirez telling the team he will exercise his option for 2011 and remain with the Cubs. But Tyler Colvin, Brett Jackson, Chris Archer, Minor League coaching moves and […]

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Sandberg Leaves Cubs Organization

According to multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon, Ryne Sandberg is leaving the Cubs organization. Reportedly Sandberg was offered the I-Cubs manager’s job for next season but decided to move on instead. A tweet from Bob Nightengale (USA Today) indicated Sandberg was offered the Cubs’ bench coach job and turned it down as well.

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