Archive for May, 2010

Doug Glanville new book and appearances

Former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville is one of my favorite baseball writers. Educated at Penn, the Ivy Leaguer writes about baseball from an insider’s perspective for the New York Times, contributes on-air to ESPN television and appears on countless other radio and television shows. Not only is he a fine writer, but he brings the […]

May 10, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, game of baseball, news, oldschool, players  No Comments

Peoria Chiefs team report

Here are some general observations on the Peoria Chiefs… Justin Bour is a large man. He’s listed at 6’4”, 250 lbs but that might be a little shy. He’s thick and strong but seemed pretty nimble fielding a looper behind first base early in the game. In BP, the ball was jumping off his bat. […]

May 8, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: live report, Minor League Baseball, observations, players  No Comments

Today’s starting lineups

The starting lineups for today’s Kane County Cougars (14-15) vs the Peoria Chiefs (19-10) at Elfstrom Stadium in cloudy Geneva, IL: Peoria Chiefs Jose Valdez – CF Logan Watkins – SS Matt Cerda – DH Greg Rohan – 3B Justin Bour – 1B DJ Fitzgerald – LF Mario Mercedes – C George Matheus – 2B Francisco Guzman […]

May 8, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: game day, lineup, live report, Minor League Baseball  No Comments

Bobby Dernier works with Peoria Chiefs

One of the heroes of the ’84 Cubs and one of the few solid leadoff men in recent Cubs history, Bobby Dernier is with the Peoria Chiefs today. His role with the organization is Baserunning Coordinator, travelling throughout the ranks, teaching the Cubs hopefuls a thing or two about the game. In the press box […]

May 8, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: coaching, feature, fielding, game day, live report, Minor League Baseball, observations, oldschool  One Comment

Batting practice photos

Batting practice has just concluded. It’s chilly and the guys were pretty bundled up but I was able to get a few photos.

May 8, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: feature, game day, game of baseball, live report, Minor League Baseball  One Comment

Live coverage of Chiefs vs Cougars at 5pm today

Join me here on the Clark-Addison Cubs Fan Blog and on Twitter @ClarkAddison for live coverage of the Cubs class-A minor league affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs vs Kane County Cougars from Elfstom Stadium in Geneva, IL today beginning at 5:00pm!

May 8, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: announcement, CubHub.net Site Update, feature, game day, live report, Minor League Baseball  One Comment

The Starlin Castro era is upon us

Well Cub fans, heeeeee’s heeerrrreee!  The Chicago Cubs called up rookie phenom Starlin Castro today to shore up their lacking infield defense and ideally provide some offense spark. The 20 year old Dominican native made a historical first impression by belting a 3-run home run in his first Major League at bat, and following that up with […]

May 7, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: game recap, lineup, players, roster  No Comments

Live coverage of Peoria Chiefs vs Kane County Cougars

I will be reporting *live* from Elfstrom Stadium, home of the Kane County Cougars on Saturday May 8, 2010 when the Cougars play the Peoria Chiefs, class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs!  Stay tuned on the Clark-Addison Cubs Fan Blog and follow my on Twitter @ClarkAddison for real-time updates, photos and commentary from the game…first […]

May 7, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: announcement, CubHub.net Site Update, feature, game day, Minor League Baseball, news  No Comments

Took me out to the ballgame

I made my first visit to Wrigley Field so far in Year One of the Ricketts regime this week. Overall, the initial changes made by the new ownership are subtle but I found none of them objectionable. Note the new illuminated Cardinal-red Toyota sign in the left field bleachers has not yet been erected. Here are […]

May 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Chicago, game day, observations, photo of the day, Ricketts family, Team Ownership, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Wrigley Field no place for politics

I love the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, and value my game day experience. I also am politically aware and invested with opinions and beliefs just like most people. But Wrigley Field on a game day is not an appropriate venue for political demonstrations. With the opening of the Cubs versus Arizona Diamondbacks series this week, protestors […]

May 1, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: game day, observations, oddities, Wrigley Field  One Comment