Monthly Archives: February 2008

Home Opener

This spring marks the start of the Cubs 30th consecutive spring in Mesa, the longest active streak in the Cactus League. (My good fortune to have been there for 25 of them) San Francisco is 2nd, with 28 consecutive springs…

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Cubs Win Opener

It was a great day in Scottsdale, perfect weather and a nice Cubs victory. I was there and took some photos and notes but I have been so swamped with preparation for tomorrows Hohokam Cubs opener that I just don’t…

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Play Ball

This is an article I wrote, originally published in the View Highlife Magazine. Tim A Cactus League of Our Own “People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I…

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Hola HoHoKam

Looking at the countdown clock on our homepage, we are less than 22 hours from the Cubs spring training opener in Scottsdale. The Cubs practiced this morning at HoHoKam Stadium for the first time this spring, and it was a…

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Last Day at Fitch Park

The Cubs moved their headquarters up the street to Hohokam Stadium today after practicing at Fitch Park. There will be a practice at Hohokam tomorrow but no scrimmage game, and then the games begin on Thursday for the Cubs in…

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Fun with Fastballs and Facial hair at Fitch

Today marks almost 1 week of full squad workouts for the Cubs, even on Sunday, all 4 fields at Fitch Park are hopping. I overheard a girl say while watching practice that she noticed more facial hair on the players…

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Fly on the Wall

Not a great day here in Mesa as far as the weather goes but the Cubs were able to complete practice this morning before the rain set in. The 10 day Mesa forecast looks great though! I took video of…

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Todays Photos

If you are in the listening area of WGEM Radio in Quincy, IL you can hear me talk Cubs baseball with the WGEM SportsCenter guys tomorrow morning at about 8am Central time. Click here for my photos from todays Cubs…

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All In

A larger than normal crowd of Cubbie faithful turned out today to witness the first Cubs official full-squad workout. The team didn’t get out onto the practice fields at Fitch until 10am so by the time they finished stretching and…

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Holy Cow, it’s Presidents Day!

Happy Presidents Day to you all, and a tip of the cap to these inspiring leaders who led this great country. Yes, I can be serious and patriotic on occasion. Today is final reporting date for all Cubs players with…

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