Mark Grote

Mark Grote is the host of Cubs pregame and postgame shows on WBBM Newsradio 780. He was previously the update anchor for the “Mully and Hanley Show” on 670 The Score and the host of Bears pregame shows for the station.

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Then-Mets outfielder Mike Baxter, now with the Cubs, leaves the field after being injured while colliding with the wall on June 1, 2012. His catch preserved Johan Santana's no-hitter, the first in Mets history. (Getty Images)

Grote: The Best Catch Of Mike Baxter’s Career Was Also The Most Painful

With the Cubs in New York, Mike Baxter recalled his 2012 catch that preserved the Mets’ only no-hitter.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Grote’s Q-and-A With Orel Hershiser: Trade Deadline Could Tilt NL Race

Every National League team has had its flaws displayed, Orel Hershiser says.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2015

Kyle Schwarber. (Getty Images)

Grote’s Cubs Observations: Kyle Schwarber Keeps It Simple In Big League Cameo

Schwarber went 8-of-22 in his six-game stint in the majors.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015

Kyle Schwarber. (Getty Images)

Grote: Cubs Veterans Nurture, Don’t Resent Young Stars

“The real good veteran kind of enjoys this moment because it happened with him,” Joe Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada. (Getty Images)

Grote’s 5 Cubs Observations: Tsuyoshi Wada Needs His Fastball Command

Wada’s had two poor outings in a row and is struggling to find consistency.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Grote: Joe Maddon Blew Up On A Writer In 1982 To Protect Mike Rizzo

Maddon recalled one of the few — only? — times he really got into it with the media.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2015

Cubs prospect Albert Almora, right. (Getty Images)

Grote’s Observations: Albert Almora’s Tweaking His Approach

Almora’s hitting .250 with a .621 OPS at Double-A Tennessee.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2015

Javier Baez. (Getty Images)

Grote’s 5 Cubs Observations: Schwarber, Baez Getting Consideration For Call-Up When DH Needed

Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez could be used when the Cubs visit AL parks in June.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Getty Images)

Grote: Explaining Joe Maddon’s Disdain For The Word ‘Development’

“Development” isn’t an excuse for poor play in Maddon’s mind.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2015

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop. (Getty Images)

Grote: The Story Behind Pedro Strop’s Crooked Hat

Strop has been fined before for his off-to-the-side hat, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon is cool with it.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Grote: Joe Maddon’s Batting Order Keeps Cubs On Their Toes

The Cubs are getting accustomed to Maddon’s unconventional ways.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2015

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Grote: Jon Lester Looks To Be Stopper Against Red-Hot Cardinals

The Cubs don’t want the Cardinals to get too far out of their sights in the NL Central.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2015