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I suppose I should apologize for the lack of activity on our blog lately. You know how we don’t actually get paid for this and how our real lives get in the way, but for my job, if you know what it is, it’s a hell of a lot more important than you. That doesn’t mean you people suck, it just means I have my priorities straight and I want to change the world rather than be a fake reporter for a team that people don’t care about right now because the Bears are about to start up again. Real talk. But seriously, I haven’t had time to do much other than to update folks on who won the No-Hit Streak Contest. That’s busy.
But it is Labor Day weekend, and I have a bit of time and was able to check out today’s game, which was won by the Cubs. Here’s a bit of catch-up, then…
Ryno Ain’t ****
That’s kind of mean, I shouldn’t say that. As we thought once upon a time, Ryne Sandberg went through the motions in the Cubs’ minor league system to get the experience in a managerial capacity s
BEST OF MAXIM
Every game since the death of Harry Caray in 1998, the Chicago Cubs organization has hauled every form of celebrity and athlete in front of the cameras and made them sing the 7th inning stretch. Here’s a look at some of the best and worst attempts that were made over the years.
Mike Ditka admitted his “singing” was horrible. It sounded so not good. He was...
Anthony Rizzo must show progress in order for Dale Sveum to continue to manage the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have some tough decisions to make after the 2013 decision comes to an end for the rebuilding franchise.
Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija is under club control until 2015, according to ESPN, but with long-term contracts given to young talents such as Anthony Rizzo and Starlin...
According to a Chicago Tribune report, two Pennsylvania men were arrested early Sunday morning trying to steal ivy from the Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field home. Aspiring horticulturists perhaps? Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht, both 25, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing when they were arrested at Wrigley about 3:45 a.m., police said. Team security spotted them on closed-circuit...
We continue with our final batch of 2013 profiles of Chicago Cubs’ prospects with two apiece from the Kane County Cougars and the Daytona Cubs. Despite a league worst regular season record of 54-80 with one game remaining in the regular season, the Cougars still have some intriguing prospects. Daytona has produced a regular season record of 75-51 and a second half mark...
Sunday marked the first day of baseball’s annual roster expansion, where teams can increase the number of guys on their major league roster to 40 players. With the minor league playoffs yet to get under way, it isn’t that common to see a minimal amount of call ups at the beginning of the month. Though few moves were made, the Chicago Cubs did see some changes to their big league...
Trevor Clifton came into the organization as a 12th round pick in this year's draft, a BA Top 200 prep arm with a big, projectable fastball, ugly mechanics, and a murky signability status due to his commitment to University of Kentucky baseball. When you tell a reporter that you hate school, though, it's a pretty good sign that you're willing to figure things out....
Starlin Castro hopes to continue a nice streak of hitting the young shortstop has been enjoying.
Friday was a happy return for Ryne Sandberg who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. However, the Chicago Cubs rallied back to take the final two games of the series to ruin Sandberg’s managerial debut at the ballpark where he manned second as...
Man.Junior Lake swings hard.
Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning and catcher Welington Castillo drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Sunday.
Arrieta (2-1) retired eight of the first nine batters he faced. Acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on July 2, Arrieta has been inconsistent in his four starts since joining the rotation...
Travis Wood knows all about pitchers who can swing the bat. After all, the left-hander is batting a respectable .246 with three homers this year for the Chicago Cubs.
He just plain made a mistake against Henderson Alvarez on Monday, and his fellow pitcher made him pay for it.
Alvarez hit a three-run homer on Wood's first pitch to him in the second inning, leading the Miami...
With the minor league regular season ending on Labor Day, over the next few days, we will complete our season-long profiles of Chicago Cubs’ prospects from each of their six minor league affiliates, starting with two apiece from the Arizona Rookie League and the Boise Hawks of the short-season Northwest League. Next week, we will unveil our first annual Sportsbank Cubs minor...
To be fair, the intermissions in hockey games don’t feature any singing.
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” isn’t exactly the hardest song to nail down, however, but former NHL great Bobby Hull took the microphone during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field on Monday, and proved most people really do make it look easier than it is. The Golden Jet provided a rendition of the classic...
Although he took his share of lumps and tough luck in August, the Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood wrapped up the month with one of his most impressive outings of the season.
Facing the lowest-scoring offense in baseball might help him open September in similar fashion.
Wood looks to guide the Cubs to three straight home wins for the first time in almost two months Monday when they...
Cliff Lee wasn’t on his game today. (Photo: AP)
Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Or even most of them if you’re the 2013 Phillies. They dropped another game today, losing to the Cubs 4-3. It’s the 74th time they’ve lost this season. Methinks they’ll be finishing below .500.
In a game where neither starting pitcher was able to make it beyond the fifth inning, the two teams...