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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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! […]

Chicago Cubs fan Mati Maldre adjusts his cap before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field Friday, June 3, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

My dad’s Cubs hat featured in the Chicago Tribune

It’s always cool when a newspaper photographer takes your picture and then the photo makes it into the newspaper. A Chicago Tribune photographer stood a few rows behind us at Wrigley Field snapping away photos of the pre-game for the Cubs versus Diamondbacks. His mega-telephoto lens was amazing. In person they look cartoonish, like a bunch […]

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Awkward celebration photos

The Kansas City Star ran this awkward photo of the catcher Drew Butera and relief pitcher Wade Davis celebrating. They are in an awkward embrace, like, “uhhh, yeah, we’ll kinda hug, but not really.” The actual celebration isn’t that akward, it’s just the timing of that particular photo. Odd that the hometown paper of the […]

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Game five tickets for a series sweep

You have tickets for game five in a best of seven series. Certainly your team can win one game so you can see them play? Right? Have you ever had that happen where your team gets swept the game before the tickets you had to see them play? That’s happened to me twice in my […]

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How to watch the MLB playoffs without cable

Not able to watch the MLB playoffs because you don’t have cable? You don’t have to be stuck. There are a plethora of ways of keeping track of the game live. Baseball is a game of stats, so while visuals are nice, you have lots of other ways of being engaged with a live game. […]

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Phonetically spelled URLs for major sports leagues

If you want to upset the MLB, emelbee.com is available. em = M el = L bee = B thus, emelbee.com Also available: eneffel.com (NFL) emeless.com (MLS) doubleyoubeea.com (WBA, boxing) ibeeeff.com (IBF, boxing) doubleyoudoubleyouee.com (WWE) peegeea.com (PGA) Taken: enbeea.com (NBA) How do you phonetically spell h? (for NHL) I’m rather shocked at how many of […]

How MLB logos changed in the 1960s and 1980s

Flying around the internet is an animated GIF of all the MLB logos since 1876. You really need to click over and see it. (I don’t want to illegally steal it by posting the image here). It’s fun to see how they change overall over time. At the very start, all the logos were simple […]

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