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Chicago Cubs: Vin Scully voiced defining Cubs moments

Sunday afternoon will mark the end of an era. Legendary announcer Vin Scully will broadcast his final game at Dodger Stadium after 67 years behind the mic. Scully has been present for some of the greatest moments in sports history. For all of Scully’s memorable soundbites, Chicago Cubs fans will remember him for two defining […] Chicago Cubs: Vin Scully voiced defining Cubs moments...
Via Cubbies Crib
50 minutes ago

Chicago Cubs: Preview of Cubs/Cardinals series with ESPN’s Aaron Boone

I had the chance to discuss a preview of the weekend series that started yesterday between the Chicago Cubs and Cardinals with ESPN baseball analyst and Color Commentator Aaron Boone. We talked before yesterday’s game, where the Cubs won 5-0. Discussions included the Jake Arrieta and  Mike Leake match up in game one, where Arrieta […] Chicago Cubs: Preview of Cubs/Cardinals...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs News: Cubs final regular season home game

The Chicago Cubs will play their final home game of the regular season today against the St. Louis Cardinals. But the day starts with sad news: Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident early this morning. The baseball world woke up to devastating news today. Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez died in […] Chicago Cubs News: Cubs final regular season home game...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

DPD: Martinez Battles Lester in Another Divisional Showdown

It’s hard to think too much about today’s pitching matchups with the passing of José Fernández. There is one interesting matchup on ESPN, though. Rest in peace, José. Carlos Martinez (STL) versus Jon Lester (CHC) 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN Martinez is coming off a decent start against the Rockies, though he lasted just five innings in throwing 102 pitches. That pitch economy led...
Via The Sports Post
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Tip of the Recap – 9/24 (Cubs Have Clinched Home Field, So Who Cares)

Cubs Record: 98-56 (that’s really good)   W: Alex Reyes (4-1, 1.58 ERA) L: Jason Hammel (15-10, 3.38 ERA) S: None MVP: Probably someone you loathe If you believe this game said anything at all about the Cubs or their chances in the postseason, you should just stop reading right now. Seriously, we’re not going to get along. Jason Hammel had an awful start, Hector Rondon pooped...
Via Cubs Insider
18 hours ago

Contreras: 'Today was a tough day for hitting'

Willson Contreras talks about the Cubs' 10-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon.
Via CSN Chicago
20 hours ago

Cubs tap Lester to conclude Wrigley schedule

Before preparations begin for the postseason, Wrigley Field will play host to one final regular-season game with Sunday's nationally televised matchup between the Cubs and Cardinals. It will be the division rivals' last scheduled meeting of the season, but perhaps also a prelude for what might come in October.
Via Cubs.com
21 hours ago

Maddon takes positives from 10-4 loss to Cardinals

Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' 10-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Via CSN Chicago
21 hours ago

Arizona Instructional League is in Now in Session

Of the 270-plus players in the Cubs minor league system, only 81 descended on the Valley of the Sun to begin the annual ritual known as Fall Instructional League. Just as they have in previous years, the Cubs split their prospects into three segments. There are seven players who will participate in the advanced Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox. Seventeen more will be part...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Arrieta spins gem; Cubs clinch NL's No. 1 seed

Jake Arrieta struck out 10 over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, dealing another blow to St. Louis' Wild-Card hopes while Chicago locked up home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

Paired with Montero, Arrieta finds his groove

Before Friday afternoon's contest at Wrigley Field, Miguel Montero asked Jake Arrieta to "pick up the tempo." Arrieta executed, striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

50 Shades of Graybeard: Cubs Produce Awesome Tribute Video for David Ross

Despite spending only about 13 percent of his MLB career in Chicago, David Ross has been embraced by fans and teammates as if he’s been there since his debut in 1972. Okay, it was actually 2002, but the dude’s been around for a while nonetheless. Ross joined the Cubs shortly after Jon Lester and, though he wasn’t nearly as heralded a pickup, he quickly established himself as...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Game 153 Recap: Cubs 5 Cardinals 0

Let’s go back to a conversation from July 2, 2013… THEO EPSTEIN: Dan! DAN DUQUETTE: Theo! What can I do for you? THEO: We’d love to acquire Jake Arrieta & Pedro Strop. Is there anything you guys are missing for the stretch run? (An uncomfortably long pause) DUQUETTE: …a racist? THEO: Have I got a […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

As Cards head to Chicago, Cubs embrace escalating pressure

CHICAGO -- Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ferguson Jenkins. Ron Santo and Ryne Sandberg, too. Hall of Famers for the Chicago Cubs, but no championship rings.They all tried. Some got closer than others, but the famed drought got the best of them all. And decades of empty Octobers eventually took on a life of their own.Now, as a new group of Cubs prepares to take aim at a lifetime...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop set to return from injury Friday

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs right-hander Pedro Strop is set to be activated off the disabled list Friday, solidifying Chicago's bullpen for the playoffs. Strop threw about 20 pitches without difficulty in a simulated game Tuesday and declared himself pain-free following knee and groin injuries. Manager Joe Maddon said Strop would pitch Friday against St. Louis. The Cubs plan to give Strop...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Colbert goes to Cubs game disguised as a hot dog vendor

This should serve as a good lesson, and that’s to always treat your hot dog vendor well. Although, you’d have to be a real jerk to treat any hot dog vendor poorly in the first place. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was getting a hot dog from a vendor before their game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday at Wrigley Field. But this wasn’t an ordinary vendor, it was CBS Late...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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