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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

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

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

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.


Abbatacola: Can Zambrano Come Back?

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


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.


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 thrown out at first. Blake DeWitt came into the game in the top of the seventh to replace Ramirez at […]


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 the fact that he is leading the National League in hits (164), the young shortstop still has some growing to […]


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.


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 games of the Pittsburgh series. Tuesday night alone, the team hit six homers – tying a single-game record on the road. […]


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.


Randy Wells

Abbatacola: All Eyes On Wells

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


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.


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.


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