Archive for the ‘the media’ Category

Talking Baseball radio with Bruce Levine

ESPN AM1000 in Chicago has probably the best baseball radio show going: “Talkin’ Baseball” with Bruce Levine and now co-hosted by Dave Juday. Levine is in my view one of the most insightful and informed members of the Cubs media contingent. I think he sees and more importantly tells more than most baseball reporters. The show […]

May 23, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: review, the media  One Comment

On the Cubs beat with Bruce Miles

Possibly one of the great jobs to have is that of beat writer for a major league baseball team. Free tickets, great seats, access to all aspects of the game… my view from the cheap seats (i.e. as a blogger) is being a beat writer is a great gig to have. That may well be, but of […]

April 26, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, feature, game of baseball, interview, the media  No Comments

The Pat Hughes Interview – Part 3

In the third and final installment of our exclusive interview with Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs, we cover a range of topics. The first clip begins with Pat’s favorite visitor to the broadcast booth: Jimmy Buffett. Then he goes into keeping the broadcast interesting in spite of the many bad teams he’s […]

April 3, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media  No Comments

The Pat Hughes Interview – part 2

Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs, visited with for an exclusive interview just prior to reporting for Spring Training 2009.  Pat was kind enough to discuss his Baseball Voices CD series on the great announcers of major league baseball. In part two, Pat discusses the teams he followed as a youth in […]

March 24, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media  One Comment

The Pat Hughes Interview – part 1

Just as the Cubs opened spring training camp 2009, Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs on WGN Radio was kind enough to take some time for a exclusive interview with In part one, Pat talks about his Baseball Voices series of “commemorative audio tribute” CDs spotlighting the careers of such broadcasting luminaries as Bob Uecker, […]

March 7, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media  2 Comments

Something positive found on Rod Blagojevich

The folks over at Just One Bad Century have succeeded in doing the unimaginable. There is a fairly kind yet still accurate article on the former First Fan of Illinois, the dishonorable Rod Blagojevich. There is no denying the guy loves the Cubs. Aside from the usual rah-rah of public officials supporting the local team, his […]

February 19, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: other Cubs sites, the media  No Comments

Shame on us – and PLAY BALL!

Here is why I don’t write about baseball & steroids very often… Honestly, I’ve had it about up to here with all this pharmacological intrigue. The bottom line is competitive guys do whatever they have to do to get ahead. They are competitive. They want to, and must win. If there is some edge they […]

February 17, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: controversy, game of baseball, legal issues, observations, players, the media  One Comment

Milton Bradley to Sign with Cubs

The Chicago Tribune’s Hardball blog is reporting the Cubs have all but finalized a 3-year, $30mil deal to make Milton Bradley a Chicago Cub.  Bradley needs to pass a physical, which is routine, but I wonder if there is a psychological profile being conducted as well?  If not, perhaps WGN radio’s “Mr. Fix-It” Lou Manfrendini […]

January 5, 2009   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, players, roster, the media  No Comments

Ron Santo Misses Hall Again

Ron Santo will need to wait another two years for the Veteran’s Committee to come to their senses and elect him to the Hall of Fame.  If anyone has see the documentary on Santo’s journey, This Old Cub, you can appreciate how Ronnie must feel today. My heart goes out to the guy. Being overlooked […]

December 8, 2008   Posted in: awards, observations, the media  One Comment

Santo should make it this time

Noon (Central time) on Monday at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, the Hall of Fame Veteran’s Committee will announce who, if anyone, will be inducted this year. Beloved Cubs evangelist and radio color analyst Ron Santo will learn his fate once again. The Veteran’s Committee votes on what is essentially righting the wrongs […]

December 6, 2008   Posted in: awards, observations, the media  No Comments