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I was the Old Style Drinker of the Game, should there be one?

I've been busy so I'm a little late in reporting my good fortune and it's a slow day after an off-day so I wanted to get this up. May 14-15 we had our "guys" trip to Wrigley...


OT: Observations from My Visit to Target Field

This past Saturday while in Minneapolis my friend took me to Target Field for a close up look of the new outdoor home of the Twins. Before you read any further, it’s really nice, but it’s not...


Ted Lilly in Des Moines Game Report

  I know you all want to hear that Theodore Lilly lined the field, hit BP grounders, carried the equipment, marked the field and hugged every baby in Des Moines………but all he did was pitch....

Santo and others HOF discussion on

Interesting reading and on page 2 you will find what the writer had to say about Santo. Simply ridiculous that he's not in the Hall. I agree.



We’ve had a lot of discussion about the ambiguous use of the word chemistry and how it relates to having a good clubhouse. I wrote this article late last summer but decided not to post it. Since...


OT: Snow Shuts Down Des Moines Area

 This is a view from my driveway in the Des Moines area. We received 15 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 50 MPH all day today. Schools, malls, banks, just about everything closed. The drift...

Justin Berg called up... Samardzija sent down?

Just out a few minutes ago from Paul Sullivan on twitter.

What it meant for the I-Cubs to play at Wrigley.

Another related article that tells about the cost and setting the record for attendance at a "home" I-Cubs game.

Gene Baker into the DM Register Hall of Fame

Gene Baker was the 2nd black player to play for the cubs by a few days. He was a double play partner of Ernie Banks. He went on to play for the Pirates when they won the '60 world series and was also the first black manager of a minor league team. Nice read about a former Cub player.

Cleveland looking at trading Wood and Betancourt

Wood's contract is overloaded for anyone to take him. Too bad, Kerry was always a favorite.

If we were .500 on the road we would be in first place.

There have been so many things going on no one has mentioned the simple fact that if we were .500 on the road we would have a 1.5 game lead in the central. Without any trades, this is one area we have to improve upon.

Lee Smith Agrees Cheaters Should Not Be In HOF

Lee Smith, signing autographs at AAA Iowa, chimes in following Sandberg's comments on Sosa and others being associated with steriod use. Read his comments here.

MLB Daily Dish: De Rosa Ready to Be Traded

Al posted this new SB nation web site so I visited today and found this on DeRosa. Also, looks like Cleveland is ready to let their manager go. Was more surprised that the Cubs were not listed. Is the time to add DeRosa over?


Harden's I-Cubs outing

68 pitches must have been the number tonight. With an early class tomorrow I left when Harden got done pitching to a less than crowded night at Des Moines' Principal Park. It was upper 60's,...


Congrats to the Phillies

I was surprised when I checked my favorite site at lunchtime nothing was posted about the Phillies winning it all last night. Don't call me a Phillies fan because I'm not. I'm a National League fan...


Advanced Scouting on Display vs. Brewers

During this three game series against the Brewers we are likely to get a preview of our advance scouting team. In previous years, the Cubs budget was woefully weak in scouting. This came to a...


The addiction known as "Go Cubs Go"

A recent chance encounter got me thinking of our tradition of singing at the end of the home game wins. I was in the dentist office waiting for a 6 month check up. My cell phone, which rings with...


Official half way point

The Cubs are officially half way through the schedule at 49-32 and the best winning percentage in baseball, albeit a fraction over the Red Sox. A few weeks ago we were on pace for 108 wins, now 98...


Completely Unofficial Post Game Wrap

How many of you were like me today? 7th inning, down two and said, "We're going to win this, it's only the 7th?" Do you know how absurd that is coming from a lifelong Cubs fan? (My baseball friends...


This team needs a nickname after today!

Remember the Boys of Zimmer? This is a magical season at the Friendly Confines and I can't wait for Paul Sullivan or (ugg) Jay Mariotti to come up with a catchy phrase for this (so far) magical...


AAA wrap not by Josh

Josh does such a good job I thought he needed some help and with a little prodding by Al, I wanted to contribute some "minor" news. I attended a great day at Principal Park today with friends, but...


Spring Training Partial Schedule

I stumbled on a partial spring training schedule on this site: does not have away games but does list home games. In case you're using...


NLCS ticket buying question

It was pretty easy to understand we would not have home field advantage in the NLDS. When tickets go on sale Thursday for the NLCS how will they be sold? Home game 1, 2, 3 and possible 4? If...


Soto or Kendall down the stretch?

We all need to take note of what has happened with Soto. Many times throughout the year in the minor league reports, Soto was given props for his hitting. Myself and others said this guy deserves a...


Trade, sell or call ups?

As we take a look at the all-star break on where our Cubs should go, we have some choices to make trades, sell players for prospects and/or make some call-ups. I feel we just need to look west to...


Great weekly post and article on Wrigley

I was going to post this the other day just for the laugh I get every Monday when it is published in our local paper. Each week in the Seattle paper their baseball columnist, Larry Stone, has his...


16 games vs. above .500 teams (2006)

We all know our record is at .500. We have played 22 games against teams that had below .500 records last year and only 10 against teams that had winning records. The next 16 games on our schedule...


Marshall pitches last night

Sean Marshall picked up his first win of the season, allowing just three hits and striking out three in 6innings. He retired the first 10 New Orleans batters he faced in a I-Cubs win.If Marshall...

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