Rice Cube's Road Trip: AT&T Park

Rice Cube's Road Trip: AT&T Park
This is the last week we will spend in California as I have to go back home to Chicago to start up work again.  On Wednesday, we decided to head up to the Bay Area one last time to visit my side of the family, and on our way we elected to go through San... Read more »

Another Cubs Victory At New Wrigley Field

Another Cubs Victory At New Wrigley Field
Anno is a season ticket holder and got to go to the first Chicago Cubs home game at Wrigley Field with actual fans in the new bleachers.  The game had a very favorable ending.  For those of you who keep track of these things, the Cubs are now above .500 again and tied for the... Read more »

#LetsGo #Cubs: A Fun Day at "New" Wrigley Field

#LetsGo #Cubs: A Fun Day at "New" Wrigley Field
Thanks to Ed Nickow, aka “Cubs in Haiku” (you can check out his blog on ChicagoNow here, and also follow him on Twitter), my son and I went to Wrigley Field this year much earlier than expected.  Usually I don’t get to go to games until the end of April at the earliest, and mostly... Read more »
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Get Ready For October Baseball

Get Ready For October Baseball
The theme of the night is the future, and it seems that has been the theme since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over baseball operations on the North side of Chicago. I can say without any hesitation that the Chicago Cubs WILL be playing October baseball.  That, of course, is a given, since the... Read more »

The 2015 Cubs Convention in Pictures

Mr. Alcantara, I presume?
Hi guys!  So you’re probably wondering where we’ve been, and like Rice said a while back, we’ve decided to hang out mostly at our mother ship.  But since he’s technologically challenged and can’t get our gallery widget to work, we’re sharing pictures here.  You can also read Anno’s blogs about the bleacher construction delay and... Read more »

My First Baseball Game

My First Baseball Game
My first direct memory of baseball was not with the Chicago Cubs, but with the Oakland Athletics, one of the teams in my home territory of Northern California.  This probably explains why I was so disappointed when the A’s crapped out in the 2014 playoffs, and also why I was thrilled when the San Francisco... Read more »
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The Life of Starlin

The Life of Starlin
There is a reason that I didn’t jump on this story right away, and that has to do with passing judgment.  If you were out and about today and didn’t check your Twitter, Starlin Castro apparently was involved in yet another questioning session in association with yet another shooting incident in his native Dominican Republic.... Read more »

The Waiver Wire (UPDATE: David Ross signing official, roster full)

The Waiver Wire (UPDATE: David Ross signing official, roster full)
Remember yesterday when we were talking about the 40-man roster? Well, the Cubs lost Shane Peterson, Ryan Lavarnway, and grabbed Mike Kickham (not Mark): If Peterson, Lavarnway are any indication, we shouldn’t get too attached to Mark Kickham #Cubs — Andy (@Behind_The_Ivy) December 23, 2014   Yeah, that didn’t take long at all. It seemed... Read more »

Waiting for the pieces to fall in...

Waiting for the pieces to fall in...
In between (finally!) cleaning up the science lab at school, trying to find a mortgage company that would give us a favorable deal (wow, responsibility!) and waiting for Santa to arrive, I was also keeping an eye on the twitters to see what else would happen.  It seems that the Padres have decided to step... Read more »
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If it only costs money...

If it only costs money...
The quirks of MLB talent acquisition rules prevent teams from just signing whoever they want for whatever amount of money they can muster.  As a result, baseball franchises, including the Chicago Cubs, will have to be creative to grab available talent given restrictions and rather harsh financial and draft/signing penalties.  There are also competitive balance... Read more »