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Cubs announce 2020 spring training schedule

Last week, Major League Baseball, the Cubs and other teams had their earliest-ever release of the following year’s schedule. With the release of the 2020 spring training schedule in August, that gives you plenty of time to plan a trip...

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 124

And so the trip ends on a high note. Technically, the Cubs finally win a road series. This one is a little odd, given two different sites for the games. At this point, we’ll all certainly take it. The...

Baseball history unpacked, August 19

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry...

Minor League Wrap: Pelicans sweep doubleheader from Red Sox

Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were swept by the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 14-2. Adbert Alzolay started and took the loss after giving up four runs on seven hits over just four innings. Three of the seven hits were solo home runs....

Overflow thread 3: Cubs vs. Pirates, Sunday 8/18, 6:10 CT

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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Sunday 8/18, 6:10 CT

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Cubs, Pirates play Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Sunday 8/18, 6:10 CT

ICYMI, a brief history of Cubs neutral-site games is here. Today’s roster moves: Here. Notes: CUBS IN LITTLE LEAGUE: The Cubs roster features these notable Little League Baseball alumni: Kris Bryant (Peccole LL in Las Vegas), Steve Cishek (Falmouth, Mass. LL), Jonathan...

Cubs roster move: Craig Kimbrel activated from injured list, Duane Underwood Jr. to Iowa

Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel was placed on the injured list 13 days ago (retroactive to August 4) with a minor issue with his right knee. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this could have cost the Cubs two games,...

Cubs Sunday Night Baseball Bingo is back!

Hitterish, missing a play during an interview, randomly bringing up the Red Sox and Yankees...Yep, you guessed it, the Cubs are back on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, but this time is unique. They are playing in the Little League...

A brief history of Cubs neutral-site games

Tonight’s Cubs/Pirates Little League Classic will be played at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field (its official name) in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This park dates to 1926 and is the home of the Williamsport Crosscutters of the short-season NY-Penn League. The...

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 123

Finally. Everyone breathe a sigh of relief. For one day at least, everyone can dial it back one notch. Present company included on that one. Of course, this doesn’t fix anything. The Pirates are who we thought they were....

Cub Tracks features creatures

Cub Tracks is of course on board with beheadings, as long as they’re televised. I won’t name any actual names but there are people who I would submit as possibilities for such treatment. It isn’t cruel if you do...

Minor League Wrap: South Bend tops the Loons, 4-3

Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs dropped their third-straight game to the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 8-6. Matt Swarmer started and surrendered three runs on eleven hits over 5.2 innings. Swarmer walked one and struck out seven. The Redbirds tied the game in the...

Cubs 2, Pirates 0: Jon Lester and Tyler Chatwood (with help from Rowan Wick)...

This game was looking like several other games on this trip. The Cubs were getting outstanding starting pitching, but with no offense to speak of. The Cubs finally broke up any thought Steven Brault might have of a no-hitter with...

Overflow thread 2: Cubs vs. Pirates, Saturday 8/17, 12:35 CT

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Minor League Wrap: Ems pitchers strike out 17 in win over Volcanoes

Marcos Encarnacion, a pitcher for one of the Cubs Dominican Summer League teams, has been suspended 72 games for testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing drug. Encarnacion is not considered a top prospect. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were defeated...