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Now Playing: In the Dugout with Mike Quade

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Sit in the dugout with Cubs skipper Mike Quade, who joins Vine Line for a mid-August Q&A. It’s more exclusive coverage you can only get with the official monthly magazine of the Chicago Cubs.

Now Playing: In the Dugout with Mike Quade

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Click image to play the second edition of “In the Dugout with Mike Quade.”

Sit in the manager’s office with Cubs skipper Mike Quade, who joins Vine Line for his second Q&A of the season. It’s more exclusive coverage you can only get with the official monthly magazine of the Chicago Cubs.

Now Playing: The Stat Pack

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Set in Arizona’s beautiful Hotel Valley Ho, five Cubs talk about the statistical keys to the 2011 season. Subscribers already saw the stunning photography by Stephen Green in the April issue of Vine Line, and now you can watch the high-energy video on cubs.com. Features interviews with Kerry Wood, Carlos Peña, Ryan Dempster, Marlon Byrd and Andrew Cashner. Don’t miss it.

Now Playing: In the Dugout with Mike Quade

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No other publication boasts as much in-depth coverage of the Cubs as Vine Line, and our long-running In the Dugout feature is back for 2011 with new manager Mike Quade. And now you can watch Quade talk about everything from his first Opening Day at the helm, to the the team’s leaders, to his picks as a gourmet. Vine Line subscribers can look forward to the second installment of In the Dugout in the June issue, arriving in mailboxes in a couple weeks.

Keep coming back this week for more exclusive video from the Vine Line team.

Now Playing: The Reinforcements

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It’s Vine Line come to life like never before: Watch an exclusive video of Matt Garza and Carlos Peña from our May cover feature. Both players participated in a photo shoot at an Army base and talked about how they intend to bolster the Cubs, off the field and on it, this season.

Keep coming back this week for more exclusive video from the Vine Line team.

A night to do something good

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On July 21, Ryan Dempster’s coaches and teammates, along with members of the Cubs front office and about 700 fans, family and friends, circled the wagons around his foundation during a fun casino night and concert fund-raiser at the House of Blues.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for INSIDE THE IVY LOGO.jpgMore than $225,000 was raised during the night, which was dedicated to “striking out” DiGeorge syndrome, which affects a child’s ability to swallow and digest food. Dempster’s daughter, Riley, was diagnosed with DiGeorge just days after her birth but has progressed marvelously in the 14 months since.

DiGeorge syndrome, also known as the 22q11.2 deletion or Velo-cardiofacial syndrome (VCFS), is caused by a very small missing piece (microdeletion) of chromosome 22. The deletion is present from the time a child is conceived and is generally found in every cell of the body. But with the potential for 186 different symptoms, it is often hard to diagnose.

For the Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation, Riley’s progress is proof enough that there is hope to beat DiGeorge and help other families dealing with the genetic disorder.

dempster video w text.jpg“We want to be able to help other parents and, most important, their children as much as we possibly can, because it’s a terrible thing to go through,” Ryan said.

Ryan’s wife, Jenny, concurred.

“It’s amazing to see how far she’s come. I wouldn’t have thought it a year ago, but we had faith and she’s a tough little girl. We just want to share her story so that other parents, when they get the diagnosis, they know there’s light at the end of the tunnel.”

The night featured players and coaches taking turns at dealing blackjack, roulette and craps. Also helping out to raise money were the many people and companies that donated auction items, including a bass-fishing boat, and autographed jerseys, photographs and other sports and music memorabilia.

MARMOL C DEMPSTER CASINO 6.jpg“It’s a great cause,” Ryan said. “It creates incredible awareness, and it’s a lot of fun. It really is. And it’s a great party, as everybody will leave here with a smile on their face I’m sure and realize that they can be a part of what we’re trying to do.”

The night was capped off with a concert featuring Jaron and The Long Road to Love and the country-western chords of Gary Allan.

Visit the Vine Line site on cubs.com to read our cover story on the Dempster family’s goal to strike out DiGeorge syndrome and to subscribe today.

–Michael Huang

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