Cubs Moving For Fun In the Plaza

Plenty of room to roam, it seems.

A few years back, when the Cubs released their plans to improve Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood, one of the ideas was to set up an open-air plaza where people could party: The Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox would all be able to sell alcohol in a plaza Continue reading Cubs Moving For Fun In the Plaza

An Arrieta Story: An Air of Greatness


Not that he needs anymore attention or kudos, but he is definetly worthy of everything he gets. The Chicago Cubs ace is not just winning games, he is dominating teams and setting records along the way. For instance: Coming up on May 7, Arrieta will come up on the one Continue reading An Arrieta Story: An Air of Greatness

Quick Thoughts


Every so often, even powerful juggernaut type teams will sputter.  I guess the best news for today’s game is that the Chicago Cubs fought back, generally played well except for a bad hiccup in one inning, and had a chance to win in their last at-bat if not for a Continue reading Quick Thoughts

Enough Already

(Photo courtesy David Jablonski, Cox Media) via @Cubs

Unless you have been living under a rock the past several months, you would know that Chicago Cubs Ace Jake Arrieta is on an unbelievable run. He is as close to unhittable as a pitcher can get, and that is saying something since he has thrown two no hitters in Continue reading Enough Already

Numbers Won’t Tell The Whole Story

(Photo courtesy David Jablonski, Cox Media) via @Cubs

I think one of the weird things about humans is that no matter how open-minded we think we are, we actually have a few hard-headed places in our personality that make us reticent to change.  And even when we do accept change, we accept it in a way that almost Continue reading Numbers Won’t Tell The Whole Story

G-Pa Rossy Going Out in Style


Last night was one to remember. Of course all the headlines will deservedly so be about Jake Arrieta. Last night he threw his second no hitter in his last 11 regular season starts. In fact, he is 20-1 in his last 24 starts with the lone loss coming when Cole Continue reading G-Pa Rossy Going Out in Style

Something Something Cubs Offense


Just an excuse to watch some lovely Chicago Cubs offense after tonight’s big win.  For example, here’s Kris Bryant: Your browser does not support iframes. And again: Your browser does not support iframes. Did you also notice that David Ross and Jake Arrieta were contributing significantly to offense?  They really Continue reading Something Something Cubs Offense

Picking Up Where They Left Off

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

I missed most of the Cubs’ victory against their division rival tonight, mostly because I had to go get some fish and an aquarium from a friend (that was a fun chore, as I’m sure my wife will tell you), and partly because I was watching nerd TV and just Continue reading Picking Up Where They Left Off

Views of Wrigley Field


While we sit at home watching the Cubs try to win another home series, Anno is enjoying his season tickets at the Friendly Confines.  I asked him to snap a few pictures since I won’t likely be there until late May or June at the earliest.  Maybe next time he’ll Continue reading Views of Wrigley Field

The Sustainable Juggernaut

Big blast!  (Nam Y. Huh, AP)

The Chicago Cubs blitzed through their first nine games without much trouble before suffering an uncharacteristically bad defeat against the Colorado Rockies on Friday afternoon.  They recovered nicely behind Jake Arrieta and some very loud offense on Saturday, which is what we expect in this part of the schedule.  Evan Continue reading The Sustainable Juggernaut