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Video: Jim Adduci All-Star Interview

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Earlier today I visited with Tennessee Smokies outfielder Jim Adduci, who was one of four Smokies named to the 2012 Southern League All-Star team. This is the second time in Adduci’s career that he has been named a Southern League All-Star, as he picked up an All-Star nod […]

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Mick in Mesa: Goodbye Mesa

By Mick Gillispie / Smokies Radio Network It’s a bittersweet day here in the desert for me, bittersweet more than most people can probably understand. Today’s Cubs game against the D-Backs at Talking Stick is the last major league game I’e got scheduled for this year. It’s been a fantastic time with the Cubs and […]

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Listen to Len and Mick for a Final Time this Spring

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Chicago Cubs are near the end of Cactus League play as they’ll travel to Salt River Fields to face the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon at 4:10 p.m. ET / 3:10 p.m. CT. The Cubs are playing good baseball as spring training comes to a close, and yesterday […]

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Listen to Len and Mick as Cubs begin April

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Chicago Cubs continue to put the final touches on Spring Training as they travel to Tempe to face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT. This will be the second straight day that the Cubs have faced the Angels, with […]

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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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