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DLee, one of the greatest?

I have not read many postings of the season DLee is having thus far. So, in wasting time on an off day, here's to jumping on the DLee bandwagon. .415 average, leading all major league players....


Early Pick of Divisions

Tonight I happened to hear a radio show titled "Umps Eye View" out of Des Moines. The hosts are Tim McCleland and Eric Cooper, both live in Des Moines area and are major league umpires. McClelland...


1 vote to Santo; I-Cubs fanfest news

Harmon Killebrew confirmed a vote for Santo at the end of this article: Also in this article...


Iowa Cubs Fan Fest

I know many of you probably wouldn't drive to Des Moines Jan. 12-13 for the Iowa Cubs fan fest, but it is a pretty good time. And, I doubt many of you knew there was such a thing! The "pay for...


Predict the future

Things have been a little slow this week on BCB except for the always diligent cubbie(when do you work)julie. Listening to a sports talk show in Des Moines last week callers were making predictions...


Thanks to everyone, especially Al

With the end of the season I just wanted to pass on a thank-you to all the readers and posters at BCB. I joined this site in December and followed it through to the end. I'll certainly follow...


Bruce Kimm weighs in; Rich Hill, let's try again.

This morning the Des Moines paper ran a great article on the thoughts of an interim manager and Bruce Kimm weighed with his own thoughts and troubles with the label. h...


Pie and Lee and Maddux

Great article on Felix Pie in the Des Moines paper today Is Pie going to be a bust??? The article...


Are we blind and utterly loyal?

Today the Des Moines paper ran this atricle lead=1 on Mark Prior and his pitching tonight for the...


What else is new? Wood flies to visit surgeon. is reporting that Kerry Wood flew to Cincinnati on Wednesday to be examined by Dr. Tim Kremchek and is questionable for his next start. So what else is new with him? Down...up..down...up....


Resignations in order

When a person is serving the public, in the public eye or in a high profile position and things go in the crapper, most of the time they resign from public pressure. Now I know many of you are...


My report on Wood from last night

I posted this once, and it disappeared, here we go again.I left early for the game to see Kerry pitch last night. I've seen all of his rehab starts here in Des Moines, plus many starts on TV,...


Easy to cheer for?

Sullivan quoted Maddux this morning as saying what a good guy Lee was and he was easy to cheer for. Then he said this:  "When you play with 24 other guys, some guys are real easy to root for, and...


Wrigley Field Premium on sale

I just received an e-mail from Wrigley Field Premium seats. Tickets go on sale with them tomorrow also. The message lists their hours at 9:00-5:00. Sooo.....does this mean I can pay a little more...


Simontacchi Insurance??

Jason Simontacchi was reported as close to signing with the Cubs today in the Daily Herald. He sat out 2005 rehabbing. I've searched the web for information and didn't come up with anything about...


Best rivalry in baseball

This weekend is the Iowa Cubs fan fest. The guest speaker for the kickoff luncheon was Tony LaRussa. For those that go way back he was a player in Des Moines and also managed the Iowa Oaks. Before...


Will there be another move?

Will the Cubs make another move to boost us over the top or will Hendry not find anyone to trade with? The convention is over and pitchers and catchers will be reporting soon. Is this the team...


Go Cubs Go

I'm in the Christmas spirit, thanks for this web site Al, it's the best. And, thanks for the bleacher pictures, they make me wish it was July when I see them. For all of you fellow cubs fans, I...


Walker 3rd on depth chart??

According to the Sun Times:The Cubs would seem to need a right-handed-hitting reserve outfielder and perhaps a more versatile infielder than Todd Walker, who is third on the depth chart at second...


New RF ideas

Joey Gathright. Let's do something different. A #2 hitter that will steal bases. I've read all the talk about power hitters in right and we need 30+ HR's. I don't see anyone out there! No one we've...

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