About ryno4ever

I'm a 3rd generation Cub fan who lives and breathes with this team! I've ridden the roller coaster of Cubdom since 1984. I've celebrated the highs, I've cried for days on the lows. I have a teenage son who I have blessed/cursed him with the Cubbie Blue blood. On April 1, 2011, my son, dad and I were chosen to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day at Wrigley Field and I'm pretty sure that there isn't much else out there in life that will ever top that day!

Take me out to the ballgame!

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We are on our way!  For the 7th year in a row my dad and I are on our way to Wrigley for the Home Opener.  This is my son’s 3rd year and this year, adding to the tradition is my youngest brother tagging along to see what the hype Continue reading Take me out to the ballgame!

Almost time to play ball for real!

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The windows are opened.  The air is warm.  The last Spring Training Cubs game is set to go on my tablet.  It’s almost time to hear Pat Hughes call out  “Chicago Cubs Baseball is ON THE AIR”… for real.  The long winter and even longer spring training is almost over.

All good things must come to an end… but that’s a good thing!

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Okay, Okay, I know.  This is a Cubs blog, but as a sports fan, as a Chicago fan, I HAVE to write about the historical run many of us just witnessed in the Blackhawks hockey team going 24 straight games without a regulation loss.

Picking your seat

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It’s getting to be that time of year when you can start booking your trips to Wrigley Field.  It’s no secret, you will probably spend a pretty penny to go watch a sub-par team again this year, so I want to help you make sure that when you go, you Continue reading Picking your seat

The worst of the worst 7th inning stretch singers

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FINALLY!  The Cubs have heard our cries!  

Little bit of everything Cubs

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I woke up this morning and for the first time all winter, I am suffering from a bad case of Offseason Blues.  Perhaps it’s because for the first time all winter, I had to pull out the shovel to clear away that horrid white stuff off my driveway.  Or perhaps Continue reading Little bit of everything Cubs

My toast to Harry!

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“Everybody… LET me hear ya…. A one, A two, A three…. ”  It doesn’t matter if it’s Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Gordon, or even Da Coach who is in the booth at Wrigley in between the top and bottom of the 7th inning, I don’t hear them as Gary Pressy hits Continue reading My toast to Harry!

An interview with an MLB Cave Dweller contestant, Katie Cernek

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In a small town in southern Wisconsin, where the cattle outnumber the human population, a young woman is waiting to see if her life is about to change in a BIG way.  21 year old Katie Cernek is willing to trade in the summer evenings full of crickets singing their Continue reading An interview with an MLB Cave Dweller contestant, Katie Cernek

Kickin’ the music… My player I would love to see as a Cub.

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When I add my favorite passions of baseball and music, throw in some eye candy, I get my favorite “non Cub” player!   I know he’s a rival in our division.  I know, for SOME reason, he is somewhat of a Cub Killer, especially with the bat, but I just Continue reading Kickin’ the music… My player I would love to see as a Cub.

Cub fan to get a chance at a dream come true!

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(a virtual tour of the MLB Fan Cave) Imagine giving up an entire summer of your life (and part of the spring and fall, as well) to do nothing but watch baseball.  Every game.  Every team.  Every inning.  Every out.  Literally living and breathing baseball in a building designed for Continue reading Cub fan to get a chance at a dream come true!