Erik Maldre

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Chicago Cubs Golden Ratio

The front page of a newspaper matters. It is the very definitive representation of monumental civic, national, and global events. For 30-some years I often wondered what photo/headline would represent the ageless dream of a Chicago Cubs World Series Championship. That day finally arrived November 3rd thanks to the brilliance of the Chicago Tribune. Momentos …

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When will the Cubs announce the lottery results for World Series tickets

Every Chicago Cubs fan is anxiously awaiting the results of the lottery draw for World Series tickets. For me the tension is greater than any of the NLCS games. I can barely stand it. After analyzing the past lottery announcements we can say it could have been announced on Sunday and could be as late …

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1908 Cubs mascot

Clark the Cub was not the first Chicago Cubs mascot

Everyone is talking about the Cubs first mascot, Clark the Cub. However, he’s not the first Cubs mascot. You may have seen this scary delight from the 1920s: I guess Clark the Cub is better than their last mascot pic.twitter.com/YMj9Ddgn74 — John (@Manute_Troll) January 13, 2014 But the Cubs had another mascot. Back in the …

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Ryne Sandberg jumping, poster Cornerstone Nike, Wrigley Field

Fun idea: Baseball cards with hand-written stats written by the player

Inscriptions on steroids. Whenever a player signs HOF or MVP below his name, it costs extra. On this particular Ryne Sandberg autographed poster, the inscriptions are stacked five high. Ryno HOF ’05 84 NL MVP 10K All Star 9K Gold Glove This is like a quadruple cheeseburger with a Big Mac on top. There are …

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Ichiro is the Hall of Fame

Google Translate’s response to: Ichiro is a Hall of Famer

Go ahead to translate.google.com and type in: Ichiro is a Hall of Famer and translate it to Japanese. You will get: イチローは殿堂入りです Now take that Japanese and translate it back into English. Look how it translates: Those Japanese feel strongly about Ichiro! You are spellbound. I know.