Archive for September, 2008

NLDS Game 1 Matchup

After what seems like an eternity since the Cubs clinched the division, Game One of NLDS is finally here. The Cubs will host games 1, 2 and 5 (if necessary) at Wrigley Field, while the series moves West to Chavez Ravine in LA for games 3 & 4. Game 1 pitchers will be Ryan Dempster (17-6, […]

September 30, 2008   Posted in: game day, observations, players, playoffs, stats  No Comments

Cubs-Dodgers NLDS Preview

Here’s how the Chicago Cubs (97-64) stack up against the Los Angeles Dodgers (84-78) going into the 2008 National League Divisional Series.  First Base Derrek Lee – Cubs vs James Loney – Dodgers: Lee is higher in virtually all offensive categories, and is a Multiple Gold Glover.  Advantage: Cubs Second Base Mark DeRosa – Cubs […]

September 30, 2008   Posted in: lineup, playoffs, roster  One Comment

Fan’s Guide to the Cubs Playoffs!

Just published – has created a free “Fan’s Guide to the Cubs Playoffs” download in PDF format!!!  Inside you will find 5 pages of original exclusive photos of your 2008 NL Central Division Champion Chicago Cubs in action, plus facts, stats, and how to get tickets to all playoff games!!!  This is a totally […]

September 30, 2008   Posted in: Site Update, game day, playoffs  No Comments

Its Cubs versus Dodgers in NLDS

The NL Central Division Champion Chicago Cubs will face the NL West Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2008 National Leauge Divisonal Playoffs! With the best record in the NL, the Cubs will open the series at Wrigley Field with game one first pitch on Wednesday Oct 1, at 5:30pm Central Time. will […]

September 29, 2008   Posted in: game day, playoffs  No Comments

Down to the last day

The Brewers need a win desperately to win or tie the Wild Card. Looks like Lou may help them a bit. Word is Carlos Zambrano will not start Sunday in the final regular season game after all. He will do his pitching on the side and young Angel Guzman will pitch for the Cubs against […]

September 27, 2008   Posted in: observations, playoffs, standings  No Comments

Brewers could clinch Wild Card today

With a Brewers win and Mets loss today, the Brewers could clinch the Wild Card. Today’s game being irrelevant for the Cubs, and in my view having the Brewers win the Wild Card being favorable for the Cubs, it may be that both teams will celebrate a Brewers win at Miller Park. If the Brewers […]

September 27, 2008   Posted in: playoffs, rivalries, standings  No Comments

Corey dating Dusty’s daughter?

Ok, now this is a weird one. We all know from his years at the helm of the Cubs that Dusty Baker like to have “his guys” around him. When he singed as manager of the Reds, suddenly former Cub players started appearing on his roster; Paul Bako, David Weathers, Kent Mercker, Jerry Hairston Jr, and Corey […]

September 26, 2008   Posted in: oddities, rivalries  No Comments

Cubs Playoff Ticket Lottery

If you entered the Cubs playoff ticket lottery a few weeks back, odds are you were not one of the fortunate who were chosen to buy playoff tickets to Wrigley at face value.  This email probably looks familiar to you: There are, however, still options for you to see the game in person. Of course […]

September 25, 2008   Posted in: Site Update, game day, playoffs, Wrigley Field  No Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

It’s one of the more frustrating things to watch as a fan. There’s a runner on third with one out. There’s a million ways to score him. And the batter strikes out. Or pops out. All he needed was a little single. Or a medium flyball. Or even a squib grounder. Geez Louise! How often […]

September 25, 2008   Posted in: John Dewan, stats  No Comments

Calm Before the Storm

Things are fairly quiet in Cubland this week. Like many unfortunate late-September weeks in Cubs history, the games are of little significance. This year is of course different in the team has clinched everything it can in winning the division early and clinching home field advantage for the divisional and league championship series. So they […]

September 24, 2008   Posted in: observations  No Comments