Cubs Front Office

No Love for Sam

According to Crain’s Chicago Business, Sam Zell’s plan to sell Wrigley Field to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority is “alienating would-be buyers” of the ballclub, A member of one of the prospective ownership groups says, “Splitting (the team and ballpark) absolutely diminishes the value of the team and my interest level.”

Cubs Convention Opens Friday Night

The 23rd annual Cubs Convention begins Friday night. As usual, it’s sold out. If you have passes, enjoy yourself and, if you’re so inclined, please add your observations to the Comments.

If you don’t have passes, you’ll want to steer clear of the Chicago Hilton and Towers. It would be a shame for an innocent bystander to get stampeded by several thousand people racing for an autograph from Jody Davis or Andy Pafko.

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  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 4 min 6 sec ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 19 min 49 sec ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 34 min 9 sec ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 34 min 50 sec ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 35 min 30 sec ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 48 min 55 sec ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 49 min 50 sec ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 53 min 48 sec ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 54 min 57 sec ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 57 min 23 sec ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 2 hours 6 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 2 hours 10 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 3 hours 42 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 4 hours 19 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 4 hours 20 min ago view
  • the 'crosstown classic' sure has lost it's magic with interleague. the excitement level is barely noticable...maybe it's a bit more hype in the city, itself.

    crunch 4 hours 25 min ago view