Ron Santo and Kerry Wood’s 20-K game

The celebration of the life of Ron Santo has been wall to wall on WGN radio. It’s been really great to hear all the stories (some for the first time) and to hear tons of audio replays from the Pat & Ron Show (aka Cubs baseball radio broadcasts). Today WGN replayed the Kerry Wood 20-strikeout […]

December 4, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game of baseball, observations, oldschool, players, the media  One Comment

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

Goodbye, Ronnie.

December 3, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: news, oldschool, players, the media  One Comment

Beginning of the end for Santo Era

It is looking like the beginning of the end of the Ron Santo Era. Cubs legend and radio color “analyst” Ron Santo announced he is limiting his broadcast schedule on WGN AM720. He will forego the coming West coast series in Seattle where the Cubs will face the Mariners in inter-league competition. Then he will […]

June 20, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: news, observations, schedule, the media  One Comment

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

The Pat Hughes Interview revisited

Last spring, Pat Hughes was kind enough to do an interview with me for CubHub.net. With opening day looming, I think it’s worth re-visiting the interview again this year… 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 […]

April 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: game of baseball, interview, observations, the media, tradition  No Comments

Vintage film on Fergie Jenkins review

The National Film Board of Canada produced a documentary on Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins in 1974. Fergie was a rare Major Leaguer at the time, he was Canadian. This 60-minute film is a fascinating look at the baseball life of Fergie during the 1972 and 1973 seasons as a Cub. The film quality and content […]

August 22, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: oldschool, players, review, tradition, Wrigley Field  3 Comments

Selig got All Star Game idea from Santo

This morning on the Mike & Mike show on ESPN radio, MLB commissioner Bud Selig told a story I had never heard before.  They were discussing the merits of making the All Star Game “count” by awarding the winning league home field advantage in the World Series. Mike Golic challenged the commissioner on the wisdom […]

July 13, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, biz of baseball, controversy, game day, playoffs  One Comment

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

Spring has Sprung for the Cubs

Here is a guest post from my friend Karen G. at Spring Training in Mesa, AZ… Last year’s movie, The Bucket List focused attention on lists of things we want to do before we die. I’ve long had a list of places and events I want to visit and so far I’ve been doing a pretty […]

February 27, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: guest post, players, roster, spring training  No Comments