Matt Abbatacola

Matt Abbatacola (@MattAbbatacola) is the executive producer of The Boers and Bernstein Show. Matt also covers the Cubs for 670 The Score.

Matt Abbatacola

Matt Abbatacola


Matt Abbatacola talks all things sports on Chicago's 670 The Score

  • Matt Abbatacola and Adam Hoge hour 4 - 11/01/13

    November 2, 2013

    In the final hour of the show, the guys wrap up their talk about the upcoming Bears game against the Packers.
  • Matt Abbatacola and Adam Hoge hour 3 - 11/01/13

    November 2, 2013

    In hour 3, the guys talk to Dan Durkin about the Bears, and Adam shares a conversation he had with Chris Conte.
  • Matt Abbatacola and Adam Hoge hour 2 - 11/01/13

    November 2, 2013

    In hour 2, the guys continue their discussion about the Bears with some talk about changing defensive schemes, and judging GM Phil Emery's draft picks so far.
  • Matt Abbatacola and Adam Hoge Hour 1 - 11/01/13

    November 2, 2013

    In hour 1 of the show, the guys discuss the upcoming Bears/Packers game, as well as some Bears roster discussion.
  • 8-11-13 Adam Hoge Hour 4

    August 12, 2013

    In the final hour of the show, Adam continued to take your phone calls, and he also talked to Jen Lada from Comcast SportsNet
  • 8-11-12 Adam Hoge Hour 3

    August 12, 2013

    In the third hour of the show Adam talked to Zach Zaidman and Dione Miller of Fox Chicago 32
  • 8-11-13 Adam Hoge Hour 2

    August 12, 2013

    During the second hour of the show, Adam had on Zach Zaidman, Dan Durkin, and Brad Biggs on.
  • 8-11-13 Adam Hoge Hour 1

    August 12, 2013

    In an abbreviated first hour, Adam talks about the Bears O-Line problems. JaMarcus Webb was moved to second team
  • 8-18-12 Matt Abbatacola Hour 3

    August 18, 2012

    In the third and final hour The Score's own Zach Zaidman joins Matt for Bears talk.
  • 8-18-12 Matt Abbatacola Hour 2

    August 18, 2012

    In the second hour Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com joins Matt for more football talk.
  • 8-18-12 Matt Abbatacola Hour 1

    August 18, 2012

    In the first hour of the Matt Abbatacola Show Matt is all White Sox. He asks why are White Sox Fans so pessimistic after one loss. Eric Edholm also joins Matt to talk Bears and the NFL.
  • 7-12-12 Matt Abbatacola Hour 4

    July 13, 2012

    In hour four Matt has Adam Hoge come on the show to talk about the Penn State scandal and how the Big Ten Network did not cover the Freeh report today
  • 7-12-12 Matt Abbatacola Hour 1

    July 13, 2012

    In the 3rd hour of the show Matt talks about the Cubs, Blackhawks and more on the Freeh Report
  • 7-12-12 Matt Abbatacola Hour 2

    July 13, 2012

    In the second our of his show Matt has Chris Rongey call in to talk about the White Sox, he goes more into the Penn State situation, and David Schuster calls to talk about the Bulls
  • 7-12-12 Matt Abbatacola Hour 1

    July 13, 2012

    In the 1st hour of the show, Matt talked about The Freeh Report on the Penn. State scandal and talked with Gregg Doyle
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-18-12 (Hour 5)

    May 18, 2012

    In the fifth and final hour of the show, Matt talks more Cubs and Sox, and plays a fantastic interview Harry Caray conducted with Michael Jordan during his brief baseball career
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-18-12 (Hour 4)

    May 18, 2012

    In the fourth hour of the show, Matt played an interview with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau from The Dan Patrick Show, talked about the NBA playoffs, NY Rangers coach John Tortorella's brief postgame news conferences, and gave some thoughts on the Roger Clemens trial
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-18-12 (Hour 3)

    May 18, 2012

    In the third hour of the show, Matt plays an interview with Michael Irvin from The Mac & Spiegs Show, touches on the Bears, the controversy surrounding the Ricketts family, and reveals the joys of Man Candles
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-18-12 (Hour 2)

    May 18, 2012

    In the second hour of the show, Matt continues to take calls regarding when people became fans of the Sox and Cubs, and if they've ever switched their allegiance
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-18-12 (Hour 1)

    May 18, 2012

    In the first hour of the show, Matt asks callers how they became a fan of either the Sox or Cubs
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-17-12 Hour 5

    May 17, 2012

    In the fifth and final hour of the show, Matt asks callers what the best and worst places are to see a game, and discusses if Wrigley should be torn down
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-17-12 Hour 4

    May 17, 2012

    In the fourth hour of the show, Matt talks about former Packer George Koonce's doctoral thesis on life after football, a lawsuit being brought against the IHSAA, and former Packer Johnny Jolly's "shock probation"
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-17-12 Hour 2

    May 17, 2012

    In the third hour of the show, Matt plays an interview with Bulls GM Gar Forman from the Mully & Hanley Show, and also reveals a disturbing bit of info about Alex Trebek
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-17-12 Hour 2

    May 17, 2012

    In the second hour of the show, Matt takes over The Grobber's 'For that, You Suck' segment, and continues to ask callers their worst moment as a sports fan
  • Matt Abbatacola 5-17-12 Hour 1

    May 17, 2012

    In the first hour of the show, Matt talks Cubs and Sox, and asks callers what their lowest point was as a sports fan
Tom Ricketts

Abbatacola: Blame Tom Ricketts

Oh, poor Tom Ricketts. All he wants to do his fix his broken toy and the big bad politicians of Chicago won’t let him.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2013

Blackhawks fans celebrate the team's recent success. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Abbatacola: God Favors The ‘Hawks

For my entire adult life, I believed God was too busy to be concerned with sports.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

A dejected Cubs fan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Abbatacola: Walk Away, Cubs Fans

I am giving you permission to “take a break” from your team. How long? You should walk away for as long as you need.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Injured starting quarterback Jay Cutler walks the sideline to speak to his replacement Caleb Hanie. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Dennis McKinnon: ‘Embarrassed’ By Bears

Former Bears wide out Dennis McKinnon joined The Matt Abbatacola Show to share some of this thoughts on the organization he spent seven seasons with — and won a Super Bowl with in 1985.

670 The Score–12/29/2011

Pitcher Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs reacts after throwing a pitch that got him ejected from the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Abbatacola: Can Zambrano Come Back?

The topic of Carlos Zambrano came up during Mike Quade’s pre-game gab fest with the media.

670 The Score–09/21/2011

Mike Quade

Quade: ‘I’m Going To Be Back’

Mike Quade sat in the home dugout at Wrigley and met with the media for the last time in 2011 and maybe for the last time as the Cubs’ manager.

670 The Score–09/21/2011

Aramis Ramirez

Abbatacola: Ramirez Out With Quad Strain

By Matt Abbatacola- CHICAGO (WSCR) – Aramis Ramirez left Tuesday night’s game in the sixth inning with a mile right quad strain. The Cubs’ third baseman hit a grounder to shortstop, Yuniesky Betancourt, and was […]

670 The Score–09/20/2011

Chicago Cubs Helmet

Abbatacola: Good Times At The Old Ball Park

With the end of a 4th place season (thanks Pittsburgh) just around the corner, why is there a party going on at Wrigley?

670 The Score–09/20/2011

Mike Quade

Abbatacola: Cubs Wasting Away In Wrigleyville

The Cubs have six home games remaining in the 2011 season. If you plan on coming out to a game, don’t expect to see anything different from their first 75 contests at Wrigley Field – bad baseball, cold beer, and an overly optimistic manager who is still trying to win something this year.

670 The Score–09/07/2011

Mike Quade

Abbatacola: Don’t Expect Much From September Call-Ups

Mike Quade has a tough road ahead in trying to find the proper balance of winning and developing unproven talent that may affect the organization’s future.

670 The Score–09/02/2011

Mike Quade

Abbatacola: Quade Explains Cubs’ 2nd Half Success

The Cubs are 14-8 in August having won five of the six series that they have played. Today they go for the split against a 78-53 team, Atlanta.

670 The Score–08/25/2011

Aramis Ramirez

Abbatacola: For Ramirez, It’s Business As Usual

Aramis Ramirez is the hottest hitter in baseball over the last 12 games – batting .563 with 14 RBI.

670 The Score–08/24/2011

Mike Quade

Abbatacola: Quade, One Year Later

It was one year ago when Mike Quade took control of the Cubs as they beat the Washington Nationals en route to a 24-13 record to finish the 2010 season.

670 The Score–08/23/2011

Starlin Castro

Abbatacola: Castro Gets A ‘Mental Day’ Off

By Matt Abbatacola- CHICAGO (WSCR) — Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade gave his star shortstop a ‘mental day’ off and kept him out of the lineup against the Atlanta Braves Monday. Despite Castro’s All-Star season and […]

670 The Score–08/22/2011

Tom Ricketts

Abbatacola: Right Move, Wrong Time

Tom Ricketts confuses me. I want to believe that he is a smart business man and will grow into a great owner in baseball, but sometimes he makes decisions that raise more questions than provide answers.

670 The Score–08/19/2011

Ryan Dempster

Abbatacola: It’s All About The Pitching

By Matt Abbatacola- CHICAGO (CBS) Lately, the Cubs have looked like the team that Tom Ricketts, Jim Hendry, and Mike Quade envisioned when they began the 2011 season. They hit ten home runs in the final three […]

670 The Score–08/05/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Abbatacola: Zambrano Battles In Victory

The Cubs needed some help to win at home against Houston and thankfully, the Astros were happy to provide it. Zambrano earned his 7th win on the season as the Cubs defeated Houston 4-2.

670 The Score–07/22/2011

Randy Wells

Abbatacola: All Eyes On Wells

Randy Wells needs a strong outing when he takes the mound on Saturday against the Houston Astros.

670 The Score–07/20/2011

Matt Garza

Abbatacola: Cubs Lose It Again For Garza

Cubs lose 4-2 despite another quality start from Matt Garza who went 7+ allowing only 1 ER on 4 hits.

670 The Score–07/19/2011

Jim Hendry

Abbatacola: Hendry Downplays Zambrano’s 35th Pitch

Cubs’ GM, Jim Hendry, spoke to reporters before game one of the Crosstown Classic at Wrigley Field. “We’re going to put Z on the DL,” Hendry said.

670 The Score–07/01/2011