Archive for the ‘Chicago Cubs’ Category

Kris Bryant off to strong start in first week

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Last Friday, Kris Bryant made the most hyped debut in Major League Baseball since pitcher Stephen Strasburg was called up by the Nationals in 2010. (Must be something about playing your college ball in San Diego). From an offensive standpoint, Bryant's first game was a flop -- he went 0-for-4 with ...

Here’s some rain for the Kris Bryant call-up celebration parade

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Much-ballyhooed prospect Kris Bryant is receiving his big-league call-up from the Cubs on Friday. Bryant is so ballyhooed, in fact, that he is making people remember that ballyhooed is a word. The arrival of arguably the most hyped prospect since Bryce Harper is a cause for celebration on the North Side. ...

Will Wrigley Field be ready for opening night? UPDATE: Yeah…

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Even when someone finds themselves impossibly excited about the Chicago Cubs, it doesn't take very long for some damn fool thing to happen that reminds you that you're dealing with the Cubs. Regardless of their record this upcoming season -- it may well be a few games under .500 or a ...

Three Cubs prospects go back-to-back-to-back in spring training

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

There is a reason people are excited about the future of the Chicago Cubs, and it was on full display in a spring training game against the Indians on Tuesday. Top prospects Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant all went deep -- and if you watch the video, which you'd ...

Fact: Joe Maddon will win the World Series with the Chicago Cubs

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Most Cubs stories end at a bar. Joe Maddon's Cubs story began at one. And if he can get that aspect of Cub life reversed, why not everything else that comes with it? With Wrigley Field's innards and outtards being gutted this winter, the team had to hold their new manager's ...

Jack White is the literal face of Cubs baseball

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

  The Chicago Cubs added an official mascot, Clark the Cub, this offseason. But we're pretty sure no one has more accurately summed up the Cub fan experience than rocker Jack White, who took in Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field the night before his own show in the Windy City. I believe the dictionary ...

Cubs, WGN Radio to end 89-year relationship

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

They say the first 80 years of a marriage are the toughest. The Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio made it that far in their relationship, but it turns out there will be no ninth decade of the arrangement. Chicago media guru Robert Feder confirmed Tuesday night that the two sides will ...

Cubs targeting catcher Max Pentecost with No. 4 overall pick

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

"Are you interested in being a Chicago Cub at the No. 4 pick in the draft?" That, according to a friend of Rumors and Rants, was the question posed to Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost by Cubs president Theo Epstein in a conversation this week. It would appear Pentecost didn't say ...