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

Doug Glanville new book and appearances

Former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville is one of my favorite baseball writers. Educated at Penn, the Ivy Leaguer writes about baseball from an insider’s perspective for the New York Times, contributes on-air to ESPN television and appears on countless other radio and television shows. Not only is he a fine writer, but he brings the […]

May 10, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, game of baseball, news, oldschool, players  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

Another thought on Milton Bradley

The struggles of Milton Bradley are well documented. However something occured to me as I listened to Talkin’ Baseball on ESPN Radio with Bruce Levine – arguably the best baseball talk show on the radio. Today Bruce’s new co-host Jonathan Hood related some comments that apparently came from Bradley’s mother. She had alluded to Milton’s young son […]

September 26, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: controversy, observations, players  3 Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

How many scoops? The most recent edition of ESPN‘s Wednesday Night Baseball pitted the New York Yankees against the Tampa Bay Rays. Rick Sutcliffe, former major leaguer and current ESPN color commentator, was talking about the Yankee defense in 2009 and made note of the change at first base this year, from Jason Giambi to […]

August 3, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

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

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