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

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

Fallout from the Cubs opening day blowout

Yes, it’s just one game, and no it was not lost due to the horrendously blown call on the trap by Nate McClouth on Marlon Byrd. Today’s 2010 season opener against the Braves in Atlanta was a lousy game from top to bottom. Cubs were twice doubled off base, committed 2 errors, pitchers walked 8 […]

April 5, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: game day, game recap, game strategy, lineup, Lou Piniella, players, roster  No Comments

It’s GO Time for Your 2010 Chicago Cubs

It’s GO time for your 2010 Chicago Cubs. The off season has ended, spring training is over, the team is assembled, and hope springs eternal. With all the hope and anticipation of a 7-year old kid on Christmas eve, I await the first pitch, first game, first Cubs homer, and first win of the new […]

April 5, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: game day, observations, players, playoffs, rivalries, schedule, spring training  One Comment

The 25th Man

Your 2010 Chicago Cubs 25-man active duty roster is due on Monday for the opening of the baseball season. With the position battles mostly settled for Lou Piniella‘s squad, only the 25th and final position remains uncommitted. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com writes about the four candidates for the one roster spot: There are four players […]

March 30, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, players, roster  One Comment

Pre-sale promotion for Cubs tickets

There is hope for fans wanting to go to Wrigley Field on opening day, see a Cubs-Cardinals or Cubs-Sox game… The Cubs have announced the inaugural MasterCard First Chance Ticket Presale for Monday February 15th beginning at 10:00am. For the first time, fans can purchase single-game tickets for Cubs games in a special pre-sale promotion sponsored […]

February 12, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: game day, Wrigley Field  4 Comments

Cubs Season Ticket Plans Available

I knew this day would come. Receiving an email titled “Chicago Cubs Season Tickets” from an individual at @cubs.com, I knew what the mail said: Dear Season Ticket Waiting List Member, I am happy to inform you… My number had come up – the Cubs have Season Ticket packages available! This same mechanism is how […]

February 6, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: game day, Wrigley Field  19 Comments

Ricketts should keep eye on the ball

Tom Ricketts is a smart, likeable guy. He talks a good game for the most part, but most of what I hear lately has very little to do with winning baseball in 2010.  I heard a Lou soundbite from the Cubs Convention: ‘We have a good team up here in Chicago’ he said. And Lou […]

January 20, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, lineup, Lou Piniella, observations, players, playoffs, Ricketts family, Team Ownership  No Comments

Granderson Price Likely Too Steep for Cubs

Well meaning Cubs fans are loudly advocating the team to dump Milton Bradley and move to acquire Curtis Granderson to play center field and lead off for the 2010 Chicago Cubs.  At first blush, perhaps that would be a fine swap. But realistically I just don’t see how it can happen without an extrordinary alignment […]

November 17, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, players, roster  No Comments