Archive | March, 2012

Listen to Len and Mick as Cubs host Dodgers

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network After yesterday’s 12-11 loss to the Padres in Peoria, the Chicago Cubs return home to HoHoKam Park to host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT. Yesterday’s game featured plenty of offense for the Cubs, led by Darwin Barney who […]

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Spring Training Video: Cubs GM Jed Hoyer Addresses Roster Moves

By Mick Gillispie / Smokies Radio Network Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer discusses Cubs roster moves on March 29, 2012. The Cubs trimmed the big league roster from 40 players to 31 players. For more on the roster moves, check out the “Mick in Mesa” post below.

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Mick in Mesa: Big Day of Roster Moves

By Mick Gillispie / Smokies Radio Network Today was the day that the major roster cuts were made, and the Cubs reduced the roster from 40 players to 31. Of all the days this spring, it certainly was the most tense inside the Cubs clubhouse. Even though I’ve been in this clubhouse the past three […]

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Listen to Len and Mick as Cubs visit Padres

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network On a busy day of roster moves, the Chicago Cubs hit the road to face the San Diego Padres in Peoria on Thursday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT. In today’s game, right-hander Chris Volstad will start for the Cubs. Volstad is 1-0 this spring […]

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Listen to Len and Mick as Cubs welcome Indians to Mesa

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Chicago Cubs will look to continue their winning ways this week as they host the Cleveland Indians at HoHoKam Park on Wednesday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT. Yesterday the Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 in Goodyear behind late home runs by Welington […]

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Spring Training Video: Blake Parker Interview

By Mick Gillispie / Smokies Radio Network Earlier today I caught up with former Tennessee Smokies reliever Blake Parker for a video interview. Blake is competing for a spot in the Chicago Cubs bullpen this spring training and pitched in the final inning of yesterday’s 7-4 win over the Reds. Keep checking the blog throughout […]

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Mick in Mesa: Time for an Autograph

By Mick Gillispie / Smokies Radio Network After having the weekend off, it was great to get back to the ballpark for what turned out to be a good 2-0 win for the Cubs over the Padres. One of my favorite former Smokies and people Casey Coleman pitched two very good innings. I’m hoping he’ll […]

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Listen to Len and Mick as Cubs visit Reds in Goodyear

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network After splitting a pair of split-squad games yesterday, the Chicago Cubs return to full strength and will travel to Goodyear, Ariz., to face the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT. The Cubs lost 3-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, while winning 2-0 over […]

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Mick in Mesa: The Stretch Run

By Mick Gillispie / Smokies Radio Network Today begins the stretch run for our broadcasts of Cubs baseball on cubs.com, as we’ll have seven games in eight days available for fans. It’s bittersweet knowing this is the final full week of spring training games. Bittersweet because I am looking forward to returning to the South […]

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Listen to Len and Mick as Cubs host Padres

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The last full week of spring training begins for the Chicago Cubs with a match-up against the San Diego Padres at HoHoKam Park on Monday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT. This will be one of two Cub games today, as the club is in […]

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