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 […]

Jaramillo a Matter of Time for the Cubs?

According to multiple reports it appears Jim Hendry’s first off-season free agent target is former Rangers’ hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. Jaramillo is regarded throughout the game as the best in the business and he could become the next hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs within the next two weeks. Rudy Jaramillo is under contract until […]

It’s All Over – Cubs 2 Diamondbacks 5

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 2 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Doug Davis (9-14) LP – Ryan Dempster (11-9) Save – Juan Gutierrez (9) Lou Piniella’s crew finished the season with a loss to the Diamondbacks and completed the 2009 campaign with an 83-78 record in 161 games. Doug Davis dominated the Cubs’ offense once […]

Rolling Toward the End – Cubs 6 Giants 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 6 Giants 2 WP – Tom Gorzelanny (7-2) LP – Barry Zito (10-13) Save – None As the cliché goes … too little too late. Lou Piniella’s crew waited too long to play the way most expected they would throughout the season. The Cubs have won six of their […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 09/23/09

Game One Hundred Fifty-One: Cubs (78-72) vs. Brewers (74-77) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 188 Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 7.89/1.85) vs. Chris Narveson (1-0, 4.22/1.41) It’s getaway day for the Chicago Cubs. After tonight’s game they depart for San […]

Three Hundred and Ninety-Zeven Wonderful Feet – Cubs 6 Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight – Cubs 6 Cardinals 3 – 11 innings WP – Esmailin Caridad (1-0) LP – Mitchell Boggs (2-3) Save – Carlos Marmol (14) It took eleven innings and three hours and fifty-three minutes but the Cubs were able to salvage the last game of the season against the Cardinals. The Cubs […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-up Taguchi

According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the Cubs called up So Taguchi from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. The move required the Cubs to add So Taguchi to the team’s 40-man roster. With the addition of Taguchi, the Cubs 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/09

Here is your end of the week update for our Young Cubs. Tyler Colvin has been doing well for Tennessee since his call up (hitting .316 in 8 games) and the Smokies finally ended their losing streak. They now have a three-game winning streak and hopefully the entire team is done being in an offensive […]

Cubs Down of the Farm Report – 06/04/09

Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. Unlike last week, this week has been very calm and the offenses of pretty much all the teams have been quiet. The Smokies have now lost 11 in a row and they are quickly falling way out of contention at 9.5 games back. Tony Thomas has […]

A Recap of the Cubs’ Final Weekend in Arizona

While most were paying attention to college basketball, the Cubs had a very busy weekend. On the field they rolled over the White Sox, lost late to the Rockies and Mark DeRosa powered the Indians over Ted Lilly on Sunday. Lou Piniella named Kevin Gregg his closer on Sunday…Carlos Marmol was disappointed. Brad Snyder was […]