The Ian Happ Watch

Good job, Mesa! (Via MLB.com)
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The Arizona Fall League title game was played on Saturday afternoon, with the Mesa Solar Sox taking the prize with a few Chicago Cubs prospects in tow: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see, Cubs pitcher James Farris nailed down the final out, and Eloy Jimenez and Continue reading The Ian Happ Watch

South Bend Cubs: An interview with Mama Dewees

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I may have mentioned this before but in case I didn’t, I have four children and the oldest two are boys ages 23 and 20. All four played Little League so when I go to South Bend Cubs games, in addition to enjoying the baseball, I’ve often wondered what it’s Continue reading South Bend Cubs: An interview with Mama Dewees

South Bend Cubs: Tip-A-Cub

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Earlier this week, South Bend area Cubs fans were treated to, what I consider to be, one of the best fundraisers of the year.  At two local Applebee’s restaurants, SB Cubs players worked as servers and hosts and all tips accrued during their two hour “shift” were donated to Memorial Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Tip-A-Cub

South Bend Cubs: Apparently Theo is happy with us

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Apparently Theo & Co. are happy with what the South Bend Cubs organization has been doing. BREAKING: Chicago Cubs Ink New Deal with South Bend Cubs. PDC extended through 2020 https://t.co/QQ2sGTVEie #Cubs pic.twitter.com/mIViR3woa5 — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) June 23, 2016   First six South Bend Cubs were named to Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Apparently Theo is happy with us

More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

Willson Contreras uses the Force. (via http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/baseball/iowa-cubs/2016/04/28/willson-contreras-iowa-chicago-cubs-catcher/83675956/)
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Well, I had just barely gotten done with setting up a road trip recap for Ivy (stupid coworker from Hell), when this showed up… Sources: #Cubs promoting catcher Willson Contreras, will join team tomorrow. Plan is to go with 3 catchers. No word on accompanying move. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) Continue reading More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

Mar 2, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber poses for a portrait during photo day at the training center at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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While the Cubs were improving their sub-standard record against bad teams this weekend, the front office, especially the draft team, was busy scouting and securing new talent for the prospect pipeline to the Show.  The Cubs sat out the entire first day because they didn’t have first or second round picks Continue reading The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

South Bend Cubs: Conversation with a SB Cubs’ mom

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In the 31st round of last year’s draft, the Chicago Cubs drafted outfielder Daniel Spingola out of Georgia Tech. They had drafted him in the 2014 draft as well but he chose to stay at GT.   I’m old enough to be the mother of most of (okay all of) Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Conversation with a SB Cubs’ mom

MLB Draft Arrives — Cubs Get the Whole First Day Off

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Tonight is the MLB Rule 4 Amateur Draft, a days-long affair where several hundred kids find out which teams get exclusive rights to give them life-changing money that’s actually restricted by a silly slot system.  Speaking of that slot system, you can read the original blog here and see the Continue reading MLB Draft Arrives — Cubs Get the Whole First Day Off

South Bend Cubs: Hello first place!

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Hey everyone! Now that school is over, this Special Ed teacher will have plenty of time to share some South Bend Cubs info with you all. Speaking of which, did you hear that, like the big league team, the baby Cubs are in FIRST PLACE? True story. And they accomplished Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Hello first place!

South Bend Cubs: How cute is this?

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File this one under: Adorable. The South Bend Cubs recently unveiled a new program called the Silver Sluggers Program. Geared towards older adults, the baby Cubs organization buy into the research that social interaction can help seniors with their mental health as well as their physical health. Russell Andrews. Dedicated Continue reading South Bend Cubs: How cute is this?