Game 18 Notes – It’s Hammel Time

Jason Hammel channeled his inner Cy Young on Monday and kept the Pirates guessing all night. The heart of the Cubs offense struck early and solidified an important division win.

  1

Game 13 Notes – Another Comeback Victory

Published on April 22nd, 201526 comment

The debut of the next great Cubs prospect happened on Tuesday, but it was the Cubs heart of the order that produced. We talk about that and the move to get Russell to the big leagues in today’s game notes.

Full Story »

Ernie Banks: A Legacy That Lives On

Published on April 21st, 201514 comment

When you hear the name Ernie Banks, what is your first thought? Katie Cernek discusses what that name means to her.

Full Story »

Game 12 Notes – A Good Win On A Weird Night

Published on April 21st, 201525 comment

On a strange night in Pittsburgh that saw a rain delay to start the game and a medical delay early in the game, the Cubs post a nice victory thanks to Kris Bryant’s bat and Jake Arrieta’s arm.

Full Story »

A Look Back At The Top Stories in Week 2 of MLB

Published on April 20th, 201513 comment

Drama was in the air over the last seven days, and much of it was extracurricular. Beanball wars, organizational threats and prospect debuts headlined this week in review.

Full Story »

Game 11 Notes – Lester Threw to First!

Published on April 20th, 201536 comment

On Sunday the Cubs lost the weekend series to the Padres and Jon Lester dropped to 0-2. On the positive side, he provided a most entertaining moment in his toss to first base.

Full Story »

Game 10 Notes – Kyle Hendricks Can Miss Bats After All

Published on April 19th, 20159 comment

After all the hype and “disappointment” around the debut of Kris Bryant, I wonder how many tuned in for game number two. Had they done so, they would have liked the result much better.

Full Story »

Game 9 Notes – Where Was the Kris Bryant Cam?

Published on April 18th, 20156 comment

A Debut that was supposed to cure everything that was wrong in the world today ended in an 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts. Let’s talk about it.

Full Story »

Happy Kris Bryant Day

Published on April 17th, 201519 comment

It’s the official arrival of Kris Bryant to the Major Leagues today. Where will you be at game time to witness this historic event?

Full Story »

GirlieView (04/16/2015)

Published on April 16th, 201513 comment

GirlieView is a VFTB recap column on alternate Thursdays. We give our readers props for having timely and funny quotes from the past two weeks of VFTB commentary. Join us for a few good laughs!

Full Story »