Welcome To Northsiders Report

Welcome to FOX Sports Next's NorthsidersReport.com, your new source for the best coverage of the Chicago Cubs organization, from Single-A to the big leagues.

A new era has begun on Chicago's north side, and change has come to this website, too.

"Wait till next year" has new meaning to Cubs fans, now. The new front-office brass, led by new president Theo Epstein, has preached patience to a fanbase that has been waiting for a long time.

The eyes of die-hard Cub fans are focused on Des Moines, Knoxville, Daytona, Peoria and Boise, not just Chicago. It's a vital period for the entire Cubs organization.

NorthsidersReport.com is committed to covering the entire Cubs organization, from Class-A Short-Season to the big-league club, with a beat writer in each minor-league city to provide detailed analysis.

I'm excited to be the publisher of FOX Sports Next's coverage of the Cubs.

For me, personally, it is a dream come true to cover the Chicago Cubs. I remember family gatherings where my grandfather, a lifelong Cubs fans, would quiz me on spanish -- an important tool to cover professional baseball -- grooming a confused six-year-old to be a baseball beat writer.

I now reside on the north side of Chicago, just a few blocks away from 'The Friendly Confines,' where I also serve as publisher of PurpleWildcats.com, covering Northwestern athletics and recruiting for FOX Sports Next.

This is an exciting time to be a Cubs fan, and Northsiders Report is dedicated to bringing you the most extensive, detailed coverage of the entire Cubs organization. This site will undergo a facelift, which will hopefully enhance your enjoyment of the coverage.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChrisEmmaScout and add me on Facebook!

Cheers to change, Cub fans!

Chris Emma has covered college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports since 2009. He covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs.
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