Archive for the ‘game day’ Category

5 reasons to go to a Cubs game this year

Ok, so this season is a wash from a baseball perspective. But there is still something to be said about the experience of going to a Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field. Here are five reasons to head on out to the ballgame, despite the awful record of the 2010 Chicago Cubs: There is no […]

August 29, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, game day, tradition, Wrigley Field  2 Comments

Andre Dawson day at Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs will honor the latest inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, former Cub Andre Dawson before Monday’s (8/30/2010) game against the Pirates. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will declare Monday “Andre Dawson Day” in the city, despite his status of being a devoted Sox fan. The Cubs will present a ‘gift’ the […]

August 26, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: announcement, awards, Chicago, game day, news, oldschool, players, Wrigley Field  One Comment

Happier times at Wrigley Field

I made this video with great optimism at the beginning of this season. 2010 has turned out to be a downer for us Cub fans for sure. By any measure this season has been a grave disappointment for fans of the Northsiders. I think maybe the Blackhawks success may have even contributed to the lofty […]

July 27, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game day, photo of the day, players, tradition, Wrigley Field  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

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