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World Series 2016 Style Guide

Customizing a scorecard for the 2016 World Series

Creating custom scorecards for Chicago magazine required a custom scorecard template, which included the Chicago magazine logo and the World Series logo. Using official logos makes it all official The logo for Chicago magazine was sent to me from their digital editor. He kindly asked me if I wanted to include it. Heck yeah! That […]

collage of Erik's 2016 NLCS scorecards

Why I keep score at home

I’m still in shock that the premier magazine in Chicago is commissioning me to create scorecards for all the 2016 World Series games. A lot of the thanks and credit has to go to my twin brother Erik who designed this scorecard. My family are big scorecard keepers at the ballpark. We love to keep […]

Anthony Rizzo Cubs gnome statue holding World Series trophy

Oddball Chicago Cubs World Series Champions memorabilia

To celebrate the Cubs winning the World Series, I know you are totally desiring to have an epoxy belt buckle with the Cubs World Series championship logo. Or maybe a laser-etched crystal is more your style. With Christmas around the corner, why wear a regular old Santa hat, when you can wear one declaring the […]

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Photos of Art Institute of Chicago lions wearing Cubs hats

One of the most beloved statues in Chicago is a pair of lion sculptures in front of the Art Institute of Chicago. Every time a Chicago sports team reaches the finals, the art museum puts the team’s hat/helmet on the lions. The Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, and White Sox all had hats/helmets. I believe lions even […]

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 […]

Rich Hill Game 3 2016 NLCS

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 […]

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