Game 2 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 2 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Paintings can be engineered, but most often they are better off simply being painted. Over-thinking the first scorecard is very easy to do. I worked until about 3:30am, because there were so many fun stats to dig out. With the Cubs being in the World Series after 71 years, the trivia overflows. “First time since […]

Game 1 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 1 scorecard for 2016 World Series

How I screwed up my first professional scorecard Somehow I managed to mess up a major thing on my first scorecard I did for Chicago magazine. First, let’s set the scene (the mistake comes further down the blog post) The anticipation runs high The Cubs are about to play their first World Series game in […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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