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  • Jim Deshaies

    A Look Ahead

    The Cubs have an impressive collection of minor league bats poised to join  the big league club in the next year or two. Just spitballin’ here, but let’s take a look at what it might look like one year and two years out. Quite possible that all these kids don’t pan out but it’s also possible that they all become productive big leaguers and in at least a couple of cases All-Star caliber. This, of course assumes none of these players […]

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    Memories From Maddux

    Greg Maddux was kind enough to spend some time with me for our Wrigley 100 show. On his Hall of Fame induction day, here’s some of Greg’s thoughts on the Cubs and Wrigley Field: The biggest thing you remember about Wrigley, you remember the fans a lot, believe it or not. They’re almost like your teammates. They’re so much in your corner. That’s something the other teams don’t have the luxury to experience. When you’re winning it’s great and when […]

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    Remembering Jack Brickhouse

    Since the Cubs are honoring Jack Brickhouse today and it’s Hall of Fame induction weekend, here is Jack’s 1983 induction speech. Written for him by Jack Rosenberg, it tells you all you need to know about Chicago’s greatest broadcaster: I feel at this moment like a man who is sixty feet, six inches tall. On a clear day at this quaint, central New York village, you can hear and see and feel the echoes of baseball’s storied past. The atmosphere […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. St. Louis

    * The Cubs have lost back-to-back games by at least five runs, which now gives them 16 losses this season by at least five runs, second in baseball to Colorado (20). *Travis Wood is 3-3 with a 3.55 ERA in day games this year, but 4-6 with a 6.14 ERA at night. *Anthony Rizzo’s .815 slugging percentage is the best in baseball since July 7. *The Cardinals are 41/56 in stolen base attempts this year, but have had a runner […]

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    Wrigley 100 July 23: The Telstar Game

    The emergence of the Cubs as America’s team was never more evident than in 1962. The recently launched Telstar communications satellite made it possible to bounce television signals across the Atlantic to Europe. On the much-ballyhooed July 23, 1962 premiere, the plan was to showcase several elements of Americana to an audience across the pond. When the signal came up, national news anchors Walter Cronkite and Chet Huntley informed viewers that a scheduled Presidential Kennedy press conference had not yet […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Thursday vs. Padres

    * After spending most of July on the road, the Chicago Cubs will play more games at home than any other team in the majors for the remainder of the regular season. The Cubs have played the fewest home games in the majors so far this year – 44. *The Cubs are looking for their first home series win since taking two out of three from the Marlins from June 6-8. *The Padres have a better winning percentage against teams […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Minnesota

    * Chicago lost, 2-1, to Kansas City at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday, and finished up its six-game homestand with a mark of 3-3. The White Sox have won six of their last 10 road contests (dating to June 27). * Minnesota beat Cleveland, 3-2, Wednesday at Target Field, taking two of three from the Indians, and winning its first home series since sweeping four from the White Sox, June 19-22. The Twins are just 2-14 at home when scoring […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. KC

    * Kansas City was blanked, 6-0, in Boston on Sunday, and got swept three straight by the Red Sox over the weekend by a combined score of 13-5 overall. The Royals are just 9-17 (.346) in their last 26 contests – tied for third worst in MLB since June 19. * The White Sox dropped an 11-7 home decision to the Astros yesterday, losing for just the fourth time in their last 11 games at U.S. Cellular Field in the […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. SD

    * The Cubs, winners of five of their last seven home games against the Padres, have scored at least five runs in six of their last seven home games against them. * The Cubs, who have lost five consecutive (and 11 of their last 13) games, have allowed at least 11 hits in four of their last five games. * The Padres have allowed fewer than two runs in four of their last five games, but have won just two […]

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    7th Inning Singers For This Homestand

    Tues 7/22  Mark Grant – Padres broadcaster Wed 7/23  Eddie Vedder Thurs 7/24  TBD Fri 7/25  Pat Brickhouse Sat 7/26  Rick Sutcliffe Sun 7/27  Pat Fitzgerald Mon 7/28  TBD Tues 7/29  Colin Cowherd Wed 7/30  TBD Thurs  7/31  Fitz and the Tantrums