Archive | October, 2016

Die-hard Cubs fans in obituaries

The Chicago Cubs are about to play their first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945. I would like us to remember all the the Cubs fans who have passed away before being able to see the World Series in Wrigley Field. During the 2016 playoffs, there are over 40 obituaries that include being […]

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All the Chicago Cubs World Series records

The most comprehensive list of every single Cubs team and player record for the World Series. I stayed up until 1am the night before game 1 of the 2016 World Series to compile this incredible list. Which Cub hit the most home runs in the World Series in his entire career? Answer: Frank Demaree with […]

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2016 Cubs pennant scorecard

Imagine living your entire life with the Cubs as a winning franchise. Most of us have lived through many losing years with the Cubs with a few highlight years committed to memory, 1969, 1984, 1989, 2003, 2007, etc. My daughter Julia born this year–all she knows is a winning Cub team. Not just a winning […]

Any chance Arrieta is distracted by Larry King eating in the front row? #NLCSGame3 @wlsam890

Favorite tweets from Game 3 2016 NLCS

The Cubs may have lost game three of the NLCS to the Dodgers, but I’m still celebrating the Cubs loss. Here are my favorite tweets from the game: That’s a pretty funny trivia point! Going way retro. Hard to believe there are still active players today from that game. Cubbies were doing a lot of […]

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Rich Hill uniform number collector

Tonight former Cub Rich Hill faces his old team in the National League playoffs. Everyone is like, “Rich Hill? THAT guy who used to be a Cub? HIM? #CracksKnuckles #BringIt” What can I tell you about Rich Hill? 1) Fun autograph He has a snappy autograph. He uses the bridge in the H to dot […]

Celebrating our losses

It doesn’t matter much to me that the Cubs lost the second game of the NLCS yesterday. What I will remember is Baez’s very smart play where he let the ball bounce before fielding it, to create a double play. Years from now, you don’t remember exactly what games were won, and in what order. […]

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Church liturgical colors during summer match Wrigley Field

For the last four years, Father Burke Masters has held mass at Wrigley Field before Sunday home games, inviting beer vendors, ushers and anyone who works at the ballpark. Before Sunday night’s 1-0 loss to the Dodgers, Cubs catcher Miguel Montero joined the group in Section 209 along the left-field line. Read the rest: Montero […]

Willie Mays and Barry Bonds could be up at n the 9th for the Giants, and the Cubs would still win here

Cubs 4-run 9th inning 2016 NLDS comeback win predicted in 8th inning

The Cubs were pretty down throughout game 4 of the NLDS. Despite leading the series 2-1, the Giants and their silly #Believen were about to tie up the series. Giants pitcher some how limited the Cubs to only two hits through eight innings. Things looked bad. But in the 8th inning, I predicted four runs in the 9th! […]

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How to determine your favorite MLB team in 2016

What MLB team plays your style of baseball? What would your criteria be for picking your favorite team? When evaluating players for my Hall of Fame, I use three criteria: low strikeouts high stealing excellent defense In other words: contact hitting, speed, and defense. If I apply those three criteria to the 2016 MLB teams, my six […]

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