Mike Quade gets an audition

With Lou stepping aside early, this allows the organization to get on with player evaluation and for coach Mike Quade, an opportunity to audition for the Cubs managerial position in 2011 and beyond. When I first hear Tribune beat writer Paul Sullivan say Quade is a leading candidate for the job, I started talking to myself, alone […]

August 23, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, coaching, Jim Hendry, manager, observations  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

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

Review: Cubs Annual 2009

The Cubs Annual 2009 from Maple Street Press looks like a magazine but reads like a book. With 128 glossy color pages there are just two advertisements; one for the Boise Cubs minor league affiliate and the other for the publisher. Edited by ubiquitous Cubs expert Al Yellon of popular blog Bleed Cubbie Blue, this volume is packed […]

April 2, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, feature, review  3 Comments