Archive for the ‘photo of the day’ Category

Big Z: Too good, too late

Carlos Zambrano is an enigma. There is no telling what will happen when he takes the mound for the Chicago Cubs. He could get shelled for 8 runs in just an inning and third as he did on opening day 2010 against the Braves in Atlanta. Or Big Z can effortlessly toss 8 2/3 shutout, […]

September 11, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: controversy, Jim Hendry, legal issues, observations, photo of the day, players, roster, stats  One Comment

Bob Dernier finds his way back to the Cubs

When Dallas Green came to the Cubs from the Phillies organization, he systematically plucked ‘his guys’ from the Phillie system to stock the Cubs for a playoff run. Within a year or two, the Cubs acquired Larry Bowa, Gary Matthews, Keith Moreland, Dickie Noles, Warren Brusstar, a young third baseman named Ryne Sandberg, and outfielder Bobby […]

August 24, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, biz of baseball, coaching, Jim Hendry, manager, observations, photo of the day  No Comments

Lou Piniella rides off into the sunset

Lou Piniella has called it a career. He came to Chicago saying this would be his final managerial job and yesterday morning it was announced he would retire following what would be a 16-5 drubbing by the Atlanta Braves, the exact same outcome from Cubs vs Braves on opening day this year. Ironic how that […]

August 23, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: announcement, biz of baseball, coaching, Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, manager, news, photo of the day  No Comments

Derrek Lee will be missed, but it was time

The Cubs having traded fan favorite  Derrek Lee to the Atlanta Braves, it was strange to see him playing first base and batting cleanup for the visiting team on Friday at Wrigley Field. In his first at bat, Lee stepped to the plate to a rousing standing ovation, tipped his helmet to the crowd and […]

August 21, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, fielding, Jim Hendry, photo of the day, players, roster, stats  2 Comments

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

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

New Cubs Video for Opening Day

In celebration of today’s Chicago Cubs home opener at Wrigley Field, here is a video I put together using photos I’ve taken and posted throughout the blog here on CubHub.net. There are lots of player shots, various views of beautiful Wrigley Field – what Mike & Mike from ESPN Radio call one of five “Sports […]

April 12, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, CubHub.net Site Update, game day, photo of the day, players, tradition, Wrigley Field  2 Comments

Cubs need fewer MRIs, more RBIs

Cub players this year seem to get as many MRIs as RBIs …or at least it seems that way. The latest to visit the MRI booth was Derrek Lee today. Seems like he will join the ranks of the walking wounded that are not on the DL. That’s a good thing, but still, I for […]

May 11, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: observations, photo of the day, players, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Not a good look for Cubs skipper Lou Piniella

Memo to Cubs manager Lou Piniella: Keep your hands out of your back pocket – not a good look for you. These photos were taken on the same day last week – you judge for yourself:    

May 1, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Lou Piniella, observations, oddities, photo of the day  No Comments

Foul ball right at you

Went to the game yesterday. I sat in row 2 of the Dugout Boxes, between home plate and the Cubs on-deck circle.  The batters net was directly in my view, hampering my photographic efforts.  I got some good shots, but many of them are obscured by the net or focused inappropriately on the netting instead […]

April 24, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: game day, photo of the day  One Comment