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Hello fellow Cubs fans!

You may have noticed a few subtle changes to the site :D. It's going to take some time for some of the pages to be altered to fit in with the scheme, but either the content's author will have to do the work or I'll do it and coordinate with her/him if necessary. Bottom line is that each editor shouldn't try to do too much with their writings. I can create special classes for highlights or layouts that are often used. I can also set the editor up such that all embedded styling is automatically removed.

Please don't add any teaser breaks to new content. 

I was only able to test the responsiveness of the site with Apple hardware. If anyone is having issues with their mobile device, please send me the device name and the problem you're experiencing. You can get screen dimensions of your device .

I was also going to try and implement dynamic comments. I'll probably need some beta testers for that. If anyone has something they want added or modified, please contact me.

Go Cubbies!!!



Wow Groovy!


Very pretty.

Yeah, new site looks great!

Also, I've been very wrong on Haren so far. I didn't think he'd be great, but I expected him to be a lot better than this. Wada finally had a good start in AAA, so he may get a shot here and there in September after call-ups. I wouldn't even be surprised to see Maddon go with Haren to start a game and then pull him as soon as gets in trouble in throw in Wada who would bring a very different look, and then hope to get 6 out of both combined before moving to the pen. 

Also, Rodney, why not. It can't hurt. At some point one of these guys has to stick right? Even if Rodney or Soriano finds it for 10 days or 2 weeks it would be huge. It's crazy to think about how things would be if Ramirez were healthy and pitching like he did last year. 


I have received some feedback about display problems on a moble device.  I appreciate all feedback and look forward to resolving any issues that are discovered.

lastest firefox at home, latest IE at work...both on windows machines...looks sharp on both. the light-text-on-dark-background is an especially welcome change.

Site looks outstanding. I'm going to need to step up my commenting game to keep up.

Also looks and works great on the latest version of chrome.

Will Az Phil's Org. Depth Chart be included?

The depth chart is there, the font color and other embedded code makes it look empty. I can edit it so it's visible, but I wanted to check with Phil first.

The "Our Writers" page seems to be similar, the text is there but dark on dark in some places and with weird highlight in others. Should be an easy fix.  I really like the light on dark going on, a lot easier to read.

I believe this page is good for now. Next up is the depth chart. Hope to hear from AZ Phil about that

Nice job CTSteve! Wondering if AZ PHIL's health is ok? Its been a couple weeks since his last post. I hope so. All the best and GO CUBS!

He's been keeping a low profile, but he's around. (He signed in yesterday.)

I'm sorry, but I was looking for "The Cub Reporter" website? Wow -- very impressive stuff! This should add 5 mph to Haren's FB.

Maybe he'll hit 85 mph or so!

85 mph incoming. About 150 mph outgoing.

Koyie, Koyie!!!

dunno if you're taking suggestions, sorry if you're not...continuing... i'd like to see the 'NEW' tag on posts in a color aside from white, or something to make it stand out...something that would make it easier to see the new posts when you check a post with multiple 'NEW' designations in a thread and you have to scroll down through them.

Made the 'New' label more prominent. All comments now post via AJAX. Still working on dynamic posting.

thanks. that's a huge help for finding new posts.

I made a few small changes to Hope that works for everyone

Added a 'recent comments' block to the bottom of every 'story' page. Thought it might be helpful. Comments welcome

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  • crunch 5 hours 21 min ago (view)

    bryce harper ruined that bat dragging thing for everyone after his ejection years ago at the junior college world series.

    also, hurrah for baseball making it's return.


  • JustSayin' 5 hours 26 min ago (view)

    College ball started Saturday.  Umpire egos in D1 baseball are not that much smaller than in the pros, so of course there was a controversy.  In the late innings of a game in the weekend's biggest series (Michigan vs.


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    the news is mostly based on a Baseball America article from the 11th (behind a paywall) the gist of it is rather legit rumor-wise, though it's still too far in the future to call it a 100% done deal.

    btw, the cubs have been strongly linked to pursuing christian hernandez for quite a while.  the BA writer that wrote the article about the cubs links has been following c.hernandez since he was a 14yo talent and is quite familiar with him.  that signing probably is in the bag.


  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 5 hours ago (view)

    I don't know much about this website, but they are speculating that the Cubs may sign two of the top International Free Agents available during this signing period: Does anyone know if this sounds legit?


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 9 hours ago (view)

    Minnie Minoso was playing in the Mexican League (as a DH) at age 47 and Julio Franco was playing in the Mexican League (as a DH) at age 49, so Mexican League teams clearly do not have a problem with signing older players. 

    And of course the ageless Satchel Paige was still working as a SP in AAA (with the Miami Marlins) into his early 50's (and prior to that he pitched in MLB as late as age 46).  


  • crunch 3 days 10 hours ago (view)

    b.colon has signed to a mexican league team.  woo old dudes.  he turns 47 in may...believed by some to be older.


  • Cubster 3 days 18 hours ago (view)

    Replacing someone like David DeJesus?


  • crunch 4 days 11 hours ago (view)

    mark grace returns to chicago as an analyst/on-air-talent for Marquee.

    he won't be part of the main game calling crew, but will be doing support content during games.


  • Eric S 4 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Increasing levels of smoke concerning a possible Arenado/KB trade

    Get Arenado to agree to push back his opt out a few years or so down the road and this could work out nicely for the Cubs


  • Arizona Phil 5 days 6 hours ago (view)

    Jason Kipnis (like Brandon Morrow) was a post-2019 Article XX-B MLB free-agent who signed a 2020 minor league contract, so he gets a $100K retention bonus and an automatic June 1st player opt-out if he is not released by 12 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day prior to MLB Opening Day or added to an MLB 40-man roster or MLB 60-day IL by 12 PM (Eastern) on MLB Opening Day. 


  • Arizona Phil 5 days 6 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed post-2019 second-contract minor league FA catcher Jordan Procyshen to a 2020 minor league contract and he has been assigned to AA Tennessee.  


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 days 8 hours ago (view)

    Q could be subbed in for any of those too


  • crunch 5 days 9 hours ago (view)

    darvish, lester, and mills could combine to give up 100 homers between the 3 of them.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 days 9 hours ago (view)

    I would have liked to give him a shot. I don't see much more out of a Chatwood and Alec Mills competition for the 5th spot.


  • crunch 5 days 12 hours ago (view)

    M's sign him 1/2m


  • crunch 5 days 13 hours ago (view)

    walker throwing for the M's today...hopefully they see something they like and can outbid the cubs.  it should be easy since the cubs seem to be hiring guys with camel cash and canadian tire money.