Pat Hughes tells his favorite Ron Santo story

Here is a replay of this post from April of this year – in memory of Ronnie… Last spring Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs sat down for an exclusive interview with CubHub.net. I asked him to share his favorite Ron Santo story. Of course it is about the the early April road […]

December 4, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: interview, oddities, the media  No Comments

Top 10 Reasons the Cubs Hired Mike Quade as Manager

Here are the top 10 reasons Jim Hendry (with a gentle nod from Tom Ricketts) hired Mike Quade to manage the Chicago Cubs through 2012 (with a team option for 2013). From the home office in Davenport Iowa*: 10:  Mike is a solid baseball lifer who began managing 25 years ago and earned his shot […]

October 19, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Jim Hendry, manager, Mike Quade, observations, oddities  No 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

Z, Interrupted

The washout of last night’s Cubs vs. Pirates game in Pittsburgh delayed the return of Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano to the starting rotation until Friday in Houston. It baffled me that he was sent to the bullpen to begin with, and even more-so the way he was used. On the surface the entire exercise was a […]

June 3, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: controversy, observations, players  One Comment

The Starlin Castro era is upon us

Well Cub fans, heeeeee’s heeerrrreee!  The Chicago Cubs called up rookie phenom Starlin Castro today to shore up their lacking infield defense and ideally provide some offense spark. The 20 year old Dominican native made a historical first impression by belting a 3-run home run in his first Major League at bat, and following that up with […]

May 7, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: game recap, lineup, players, roster  No Comments

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

Pat Hughes tells his favorite Ron Santo story

Last spring Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs sat down for an exclusive interview with CubHub.net. I asked him to share his favorite Ron Santo story. Of course it is about the the early April road trip to New York to play the Mets at old Shea Stadium – a place Ronnie despises. […]

April 19, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: interview, oddities, the media  3 Comments

Curse? There Ain’t No Stinking Cubs Curse

Inevitably, talk of whether there is a curse on the Chicago Cubs comes up each season, usually from outsiders or someone looking to stir the pot a bit. Let me go on record as believing the only curse that affects the Cubs is that of a history of bad decisions. No supernatural hexes, no goats, just the natural […]

March 27, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: book, Chicago, controversy, curse/superstition, Team Ownership  One Comment