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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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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Cubs Off-Season Strategies are Off Base

Baseball teams cannot win the pennant during the winter, but they sure can lose it. The Hot Stove is followed closely by those in as well as interested in the game. Signing and trades are analyzed and broken down by hundreds of pundits, and fans are sent into a tizzy, either positive or negative, based […]


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Is it Time for the Cubs to Pay the Piper?

The three winters leading up to this off-season saw the Cubs spend money on free agents like never before. They signed players to a lot of big contracts, back-loaded them all and hoped they would win the illusive title before it all caught up to them. As the saying is defined, “You can put off […]


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Who’s the Face of the Chicago Cubs?

For many of the ‘Me Generation‘ the first face of the Chicago Cubs was Ryne Sandberg, then it was Sammy Sosa and for a majority of the last 10 years it was Kerry Wood. Bruce Miles wrote a detailed article on Ryan Dempster being “the total package” and made arguments for Dempster being the new […]


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Day Three…Interest in the Cubs at an All-Time High

The 24th Annual Cubs Convention concluded on Sunday with two final sessions, “Meet Cubs Business Management” and “Down on the Farm“….but it did not go out without a bang. Moments after the Convention officially ended at 1:00pm, news surfaced that the Cubs traded once sure thing and five-tool prospect Felix Pie to the Baltimore Orioles […]


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Sosa Ready, Willing and Able?

According to a report from ESPN.com, Sammy Sosa “is still waiting for an offer to play in the major leagues.“…. ESPN’s source is a report published by a Dominican newspaper, Listin Diario. Apparently Sosa wants to do more than play in the upcoming World Baseball Classic and stated, “I still don’t have an offer, and […]


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More Cubs Expected to Participate in the WBC

Back in November news began surfacing on which Cubs were expected to participate in the second World Baseball Classic scheduled for March 5th through March 23rd. Carlos Marmol and Alfonso Soriano had signed on at the time to play for the Dominican Team led by Stan Javier. Carlos Zambrano, according to a report from Cubs.com, […]


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More Than Just A Name

It’s Friday and time for the latest from the CCO Feedback column. Raul Barraza does not like the idea of possibly renaming the old ballpark at 1060 West Addison…. I never thought I would see the day Wrigley Field was anything other than Wrigley Field, but Sam Zell is looking to selling the naming rights. […]


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Options for Kid K

The CCO Feedback column returns for a Tuesday afternoon edition. Here is an article from one of the Faithful, Raul Barraza, with his thoughts on Kerry Wood and his role in the upcoming season. I’m going to come out and say it, I’m a huge Kerry Wood fan. I have nothing but respect for him. […]


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