I hope you’ve enjoyed the countdown marker on the sidebar that tells us we’re about a week away from Opening Night. You probably also know that Fallout Boy and the Chicago Cubs will be performing for you live from a construction zone, but that’s just the way it is and Continue reading The Drive to 25: Cubs Roster Update
Well, the Chicago Cubs defeated their South Side brethren today. Former Cub Jeff Samardzija said a bunch of stuff, but ultimately, even if these games don’t “count,” it’s gotta sting that his new team got swept in Cactus League play by his former team. At least a little bit. Anyway, Continue reading Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today
The game is over now, and the Chicago Cubs didn’t win, but it’s still spring training and there are always positives to be had. Except for a sure hit that he may have taken a less-than-ideal route on, Kris Bryant looked good in left field, backing up a play on Continue reading Highlights and stuff from a televised Cubs spring training game
I’ve returned from the arid desert landscape and pleasantly returned to an unseasonably warm Midwestern March. That has me in such a good mood that I need to share some of my sunniness with all of you. This was my first time attending spring training in Mesa. I had been Continue reading Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future
Okay, well, the Chicago Cubs didn’t win today. In fact, they haven’t won at all so far this spring, and the other game was a tie. Obviously, the season is doomed. Nah, not really. All we can really say at this point is –> ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ There will be more Cubs baseball Continue reading First weekend done…what’s next for the Cubs?
Teaching at a Chicago urban high school is challenging but can be a lot of fun. Then again, having to deal with the not-so-subtle pot smoker in my afternoon period was not exactly how I intended to end the day. But after that was resolved, I got to play baseball Continue reading Late Night Cubs Roundup
Keep an eye on the Chicago Cubs’ Cactus League schedule this month as we work towards Opening Night! As I wrote up last night, Len Kasper will call at least some of the Cubs games and you can listen for free on Cubs.com if you have a Gameday Audio account Continue reading Cactus League is upon us!
It’s been a while since I’ve had some time to square away for a post. I write for a living and the January/February months are particularly onerous every year. Ready to jump back and talk Cubs baseball as spring training games approach! Most people get all excited about pitchers and Continue reading Taking Spring Training Requests
I have been waiting for this day for months. Ever since the Chicago Cubs played game 162 at the end of the 2014 season, this is the day that I have been waiting for. The four greatest words you can find. Pitchers and Catchers Report! Today, is the start of Continue reading The Four Greatest Words
We recently talked about storylines for the 2015 Chicago Cubs, and added a bit on the southpaw faction of the bullpen. We only really focused on the 40-man roster though, and as you know, spring training has its fair share of non-roster invitees. Another arm MT @jonmorosi: #Cubs close Continue reading Barrel Scraping