Chicago Cubs name Carter Hawkins as new general manager

The Chicago Cubs named former Cleveland Indians assistant general manager as their new GM, the team announced Friday.

Carter Hawkins will be the club’s 16th general manager in the franchise history.

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Anthony Rizzo is a Free Agent

Will he come back to the Chicago Cubs?

If the wave of trade deadline speculation had become a reality, Anthony Rizzo would have started at first base Tuesday night for the Red Sox instead of the Yankees.

“That was definitely the hottest rumor,’’ Rizzo said before the AL wild card game at Fenway Park.

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David Ross Expected to Receive Extension

Remember back when the Cubs were interviewing potential managers and there was this idea that David Ross couldn’t do the job because he was friends with all the players? It was a silly concept at the time, but it’s been completely put to bed now that those former bosom buddies are all gone as Ross winds down his second season as skipper.

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Chicago Cubs: An emotional day watching Kris Bryant’s return to Wrigley

From Fanside:

“On Friday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs organization and fans welcomed Kris Bryant and his family back to Wrigley Field for the first time since trading him to the San Francisco Giants at the trade deadline in July.

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Jess Bryant thanks Chicago

Jessica Bryant took to Instagram today to thank Chicago, and her and Kris’ time here in the city:

“Chicago, you were our beautiful home for almost 7 years! From being kids dating to marriage and a baby. Thank you for being a huge part of our lives”

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Lakeview house where 3 Cubs pitchers lived is for sale

3 former players rented 5k sf property in succession

Former Chicago Cubs pitchers Craig Kimbrel, Brandon Morrow and Wade Davis and 1445 W Wolfram Street, Chicago (Google Maps, Wikipedia and Wade Davis)

Baseball players are famously superstitious so perhaps this particular Lakeview home held magic mojo for Wade Davis, Brandon Morrow and Craig Kimbrel when they played for the Cubs. All three pitchers rented the home, in succession.

The listing can be found here.

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Kris Bryant wipes away tears during Cubs tribute in return to Wrigley Field

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Kris Bryant returns to SF Giants’ lineup ahead of Wrigley Field homecoming

SF Giants third baseman Kris Bryant sat out Tuesday’s game with a wrist injury

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 1: San Francisco Giants’ Kris Bryant (23) bats against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
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Cubs’ David Ross, Jed Hoyer Test Positive for COVID-19

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross and president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer have tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesman for the team said Ross and Hoyer are feeling fine and quarantining. Both of them are vaccinated.

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There is a “Notre Dame Day at Wrigley” for the Shamrock Series game against Wisconsin

On Friday, the Chicago Cubs announced that September 24 will be “Notre Dame Day at Wrigley.” That day is the Friday before the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Wisconsin Badgers in a Shamrock Series game at Soldier Field. The first 2000 fans to buy a ticket for the Cubs game on the 24th against the St. Louis Cardinals will receive a special Notre Dame themed Cubs hat from New Era.

In a weird (and terrible) way, this reminds me of a 2017 Cubs game against the Atlanta Braves with all of the fans of the Georgia Bulldogs in attendance — who were ready to completely takeover Notre Dame Stadium the next day.

This particular Shamrock Series game is quite different than the usual one we get from Notre Dame. Wisconsin is actually the home team here, but the Badgers will wear special all white uniforms while the Irish will wear their “Chicago but actually Green Bay” uniforms that were unveiled a few weeks ago.

From SB Nation

Kris Bryant not on revenge mission when he returns to Wrigley: ‘It’s double circled on my calendar’

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 05: Kris Bryant #23 of the San Francisco Giants gets ready in the batters box against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 05, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Kris Bryant wishes he could play the Cubs sooner than Sept. 10-12 at Wrigley Field.

“It’s double circled on my calendar,” Bryant said last Friday while wearing bright orange shoes as part of his new San Francisco Giants attire. “I’m super excited about that and looking forward to that. It will be weird coming to bat from the other side and go to the visiting side.”

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Dead & Company will return to Wrigley Field September 17 and 18, 2021

Tickets are on sale now.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday there will be concerts at Wrigley Field which will impact parking and cause street closures all week. Sheffield, from Addison to Waveland, and Waveland, from Sheffield to Kenmore, will be closed entirely beginning next Monday, Sept. 13th at 6am through Sunday, September 19th at 6pm. Additional parking restrictions will be in effect from 2pm through midnight each concert night. Guns N’ Roses will be playing on Thursday and Dead & Company will play on Friday and Saturday.

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If you purchased a ticket(s) to a 2020 Dead & Company show on Cubs.com, refund information was communicated directly to you via email in April 2020. Please contact Fan Services at fanservices@cubs.com if you have any questions.