Archive for the ‘Minor League Baseball’ Category

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

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

Ryne Sandberg is being groomed

Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg is certainly being groomed for the big chair. Question is, whether he will get a shot to manage in the major leagues in a Cubs uniform. At first glance timing may appear ideal with Lou Piniella in his final year as manager and Ryno now being assigned […]

December 8, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, game of baseball, Lou Piniella, Minor League Baseball, observations, Team Ownership  No Comments

Josh Vitters and the Peoria Chiefs

The Cubs number one pick in the 2007 amateur draft was a hitter/3rd baseman, Josh Vitters. He is presently hitting .321 with 13 HRs for the Peoria Chiefs (A-ball minor league affiliate). Last weekend the Chiefs were in Geneva IL playing the Kane County Cougars. I went to the game to take a look at the future […]

June 14, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: game day, game of baseball, Minor League Baseball, observations, players  One Comment