Starting to Click?

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 7 Padres 3 WP – Jason Marquis (1-1) LP – Greg Maddux (1-1) Save – None Lou Piniella’s offense has finally started putting runs on the board. Over the past 4 games the Cubs have tallied a total of 26 runs, the same amount they scored in the 7 […]

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Weekend Update – 03/23/08

Happy Easter from everyone here at the CCO…. The Weekend Update returns for the final Sunday in Arizona. Counting Sunday’s game, Lou Piniella’s crew has only 5 games left in the desert and 7 total in the exhibition season. The Cubs square off later today in Peoria against Greg Maddux and the Padres. Kerry Wood […]

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A No Decision

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 8 White Sox 8 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None For the first time this spring a Cubs game ended in a tie after Lou Piniella’s crew rallied with 3 runs in the bottom of the 10th. The Cubs played catch-up all afternoon […]

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The Last Trip to Tucson

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 3 Rockies 7 WP – Mark Redman (2-2) LP – Sean Marshall (0-1) Save – None Spring Training in Arizona is very convenient. The travel time from park to park is minimal even during traffic delays, except for one destination….Tucson. The Cubs made the long two-hour trip for the […]

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Ball Four….Ball Eight….Ball Twelve

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 8 Rockies 6 WP – Neal Cotts (1-2) LP – Manny Corpas (0-1) Save – Michael Wuertz (1) The Cubs offense picked the right day to break out of their rut and score their third highest run total of the spring. Somehow, someway, Lou Piniella’s crew managed to win […]

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No Separation

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs (ss) 4 Giants 2 WP – Jon Lieber (2-0) LP – Kevin Correia (0-1) Save – Jose Ascanio (2) Jon Lieber followed the performances of Jason Marquis and Ryan Dempster with a solid outing of his own. He worked fast, threw strikes and kept the ball down. Lieber allowed […]

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Not a Good Day for the Back-end

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs (ss) 2 A’s (ss) 5 WP – Andrew Brown (1-0) LP – Kevin Hart (1-1, BS – 1) Save – Fernando Hernandez (1) To say Lou Piniella’s bullpen had a rough afternoon at HoHoKam Park would be an understatement. A day after Piniella proclaimed that Kerry Wood was the […]

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Only Twelve Days Until….

The next 12 days could be very busy around baseball and especially on the North Side of Chicago. According to several reports, Lou Piniella would like to have his roster, rotation and lineup set by Monday, which would give the Cubs a week before Opening Day to settle in. But there is always a trade […]

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Showcasing?

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs 6 Royals 5 WP – Kevin Hart (1-0) LP – Joakim Soria (1-1, BS – 1) Save – None If the reports are accurate about the numerous scouts in attendance during recent Cubs’ games, then Jason Marquis and Ronny Cedeno picked the right time to have a good day […]

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The Third Week in March

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of the Irishmen here at the CCO…. It is the third week of March and the Cubs last full week in Arizona. Lou Piniella’s crew has just 13 games left in the exhibition season and only 11 more in the desert….Opening Day is two weeks from today. The Cubs […]

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