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?

South Bend Cubs: Okay, who pissed off Mother Nature?

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Okay, so how about we don’t count Thursday & Friday? Let’s call them a simulation of what baseball in December would be like and just start the “real” season with Sunday’s win at West Michigan. Are we all on the same page? Great. So here’s what happened:     On Thursday, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Okay, who pissed off Mother Nature?

South Bend Cubs: Opening Day Eve

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Shut up, Opening Day Eve is totally a thing.  Anyway, the South Bend Cubs named pitcher Preston Morrison as their starter for Thursday’s Opening Night game versus the West Michigan Whitecaps . Morrison is a 22 year old righty from Waxhaw, North Carolina. The 6’ 2”, 185 pounder was an Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Opening Day Eve

Introducing the 2016 South Bend Cubs

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Gone are Gleyber Torres, Ian Happ and Cael Brockmeyer, off to Myrtle Beach with its substantially warmer weather. 62 and sunny definitely beats 29 with snow flurries. Hey @Pelicanbaseball and @smokiesbaseball … Please send sunshine stat!! #CubsFamily #Cubs pic.twitter.com/BQFCgi4duN — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) April 2, 2016 Despite the questionable Continue reading Introducing the 2016 South Bend Cubs

2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

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  When Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago, his goal was to make the Cubs a more complete organization.  He started by reacquiring Anthony Rizzo.  The next biggest event was the 2012 amateur draft.  And while the 2011, 2013, and 2014 first round picks are all expected to be contributing members Continue reading 2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects

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While the last couple of off-seasons have put a renewed focus on the major league product, the Cubs still feature a robust and healthy minor league system.  As players like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kyle Schwarber have all graduated out of the system, a new Continue reading Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects

Quickie Cubs 40-Man Preview

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Now that awards season is coming to a close (with the MVP awards still to be announced), we turn our attention to the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster, which stands at 31 now after free agent departures and recent claims and minor signings.  That leaves 9 spots to protect a good Continue reading Quickie Cubs 40-Man Preview

South Bend Cubs: Introducing Jeffrey Baez – bad ass

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Have yourself a second half, why don’t you Jeffrey? Jeffrey Baez, stay hot! He rips a bases-clearing triple here in the 8th to make it 9-2!!! — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) August 6, 2015 Jeffrey Baez of the South Bend Cubs has been on quite a tear lately. Possessor of Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Introducing Jeffrey Baez – bad ass

Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

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The Cubs’ organization is littered with players who have been promoted to new levels over the course of this season.  It is also littered with players who are altering their approach to hitting or are adjusting to new roles on the mound.  None of that is to mention players who Continue reading Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

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So when is a no-hitter not a no-hitter? Tuesday evening I was looking forward to seeing Ian Happ’s home debut with the South Bend Cubs but was treated to so much more. What a bizarre game! Erick Leal was spectacular – pitching 9 full innings of no hit baseball. Unfortunately, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?