Recap/Game Thread

Diamondbacks 15, Cubs 8: Cactus League Season Ends With Barrage Of Runs

The Cubs scored a bunch of runs Tuesday. But they gave up more... a lot more.

One More For The Road: Cubs vs. Yankees at New York, Saturday 4/4, 12:05 CT

Recap of Friday night's Cubs/Yankees game and preview of Saturday afternoon's contest.

Day Into Night: Cubs 4, Indians 5; and Cubs vs. White Sox at Las Vegas, Wednesday 3/4, 9:05 CT

Recap of the Cubs' day game vs. the Indians on Wednesday 3/4, and preview of the night game vs. the White Sox.

GameThread

Bronson Arroyo Disease, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Phillies, Sunday 4/13, 12:35 CT

Last night, I braved the wilds of Chicago-area expressways and tollways to hie myself out to Naperville to have dinner with some friends. After dropping off the sherpa (how on Earth do people...

What Happens In Vegas BETTER Stay In Vegas, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Mariners, Saturday 3/29, 2:05 CT

All you need to know about last night's 10-2 Cubs loss to the Mariners is contained in this note from the above link: Raul Ibanez added a line-drive, two-run shot barely missing an inflated cow...

Nothing's Ever Easy, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Sunday 9/16, 1:15 CT

It's an old baseball saw: "Doubleheaders tend to split". And it's true -- I don't have stats handy, but the vast majority of doubleheaders DO split, and that goes for conventional DH (ones played...

Anyone Still Got A Pulse Left?; Open Thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Saturday 9/15, 12:10 & 7:10 CT

Well, it's a good thing Daryle Ward is on this team, right? Ward hit a bases-clearing double in the top of the ninth inning, making a 2-1 game into a 5-1 game, and leaving some breathing room for...

Double Plays? Doubles! Toil? No Trouble!, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Dodgers, Thursday 9/6, 1:20 CT

Mark DeRosa bounced into a double play in the first inning -- the team's ninth DP of the series -- and I said to our little band in the LF corner, "Didn't we see this game last night?" Turned out...

Drama, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Astros, Friday 8/31, 1:20 CT

If you read the New Yorker magazine, you are familiar with its famous cartoons, which always tell funny, poignant, ironic or hilarious stories with just one line of text. I brought the current...

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Bat Mitzvah Night, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Diamondbacks, Sunday 8/26, 3:40 CT

Longtime readers of this blog will remember my daughter Rachel's friend Jenna, of whom I have written twice in the last year as she prepared for her Bat Mitzvah, which took place yesterday. She is,...

Another Team Win, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Giants, Thursday 8/23, 2:35 CT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Every day, new heroes. Isn't this fun to watch? Isn't this what winning baseball is all about? Last night, Jason Kendall, Mike Fontenot and Henry Blanco (in his first appearance...

This Is Still A Pennant Race?, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Thursday 8/16, 1:20 CT

I've been racking my brains, reduced to a soggy mess by last night's rains, to try to make some sense out of what's happened at Wrigley Field the last two nights. And I can't. The Cubs, allegedly...

Class Is Now In Session, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Phillies, Thursday 8/2, 1:20 CT

Photo by David Sameshima Just as they did on July 2, 1967, the scoreboard operators at Wrigley Field moved the Cubs' flag to the top of the pole (in part, apparently, because they realized people...

Everyone Digs The Long Ball, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Sunday 7/29, 12:15 CT

So I write yesterday that the Cubs should trade Sean Marshall as part of a deal to get Jon Garland. Maybe that's not such a great idea after all. And just when you wonder when the Cubs are ever...

You Are A Winner!, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Giants, Wednesday 7/18, 1:20 CT

No, not the Cubs, who suffered a frustrating 4-2 loss to the Giants last night, in so doing going back to their April and May ways of walking far too many hitters (seven in all) and having that...

Seven, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Sunday 7/8, 12:35 CT

For a time during last night's 7-1 Cubs win over the Pirates, it seemed as if the sevens would be perfectly aligned on 07/07/07; at one point the Cubs were leading 7-0 and had 7 men left on base. S...

Baseball With Breakfast ... Open Thread: Cubs vs. Nationals, Wednesday 7/4, 11:05 am CT

And if you're on the West Coast, this game will begin at nine in the morning on a holiday. Quick turnaround indeed, and then the Cubs won't play again till tomorrow night. Meanwhile, the most...

The Strange Case Of Jacque Jones, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Rockies, Wednesday 6/27, 1:20 CT

Jacque Jones was traded to the Marlins last night. Oh, wait, no, he wasn't: General manager Jim Hendry would not confirm the team involved in the deal, but several reports had Jones going to the...

600, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Rangers, Thursday 6/21, 1:05 CT

In a perfect world, Sammy Sosa, beloved by all Cubs fans, would have hit his 600th career HR in blue pinstripes -- two years ago -- and he'd perhaps now be on his way to 700, and maybe even to...

Kiss Of Death, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Wednesday 6/6, 1:05 CT

Well, you guys were right. My comment in yesterday's game thread that Alan Trammell was undefeated as Cubs interim manager was indeed the "kiss of death" -- the Cubs' baby winning streak was...

Movie Review: "Spider-Man 3" and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Mets, Thursday 5/17, 12:10 CT

I had planned to do this long before the long rain delay last night, but Mark and I spent the early part of the evening at a DGA-sponsored screening of "Spider-Man 3". The screening ended, as it...

Bad Habits, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Phillies, Saturday 5/12, 2:55 CT

One thing is for sure. This Cubs team isn't going anywhere if their entire offense consists of solo home runs. That's been most of the offense the last three days. Wednesday, Alfonso Soriano's HR...

Almost Famous, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Thursday 5/10, 1:20 CT

Three solid hits. That's all Jason Marquis gave up in last night's briskly and crisply played 1-0 Cub win over the Pirates. When Don Kelly, the Pirates' backup shortstop who got the start last...

Bleah, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Wednesday 4/25, 1:20 CT

Miserable. That describes both the Cubs' performance in their 4-1 loss to the Brewers last night, as well as the deteriorating weather conditions; it started off just cloudy and cool, with a pretty...

Maybe Now They'll Like Him, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Braves, Thursday 4/19, 6:35 CT

NEW YORK -- When I sat down in the right-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium wearing my Cub jacket, the first thing the bleacher regulars there (and they seemed very much like the regulars I know...

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