Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

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As the Chicago Cubs enjoy their off day while in transit to Cincinnati to play the Mighty Reds (who as of this moment are in a bit of an offensive funk of their own), I enjoyed a very nice baseball weather day of my own.  It was in the mid-60s Continue reading Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

Congrats, RizzO’s Winners!

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While we continue to come to terms with the fact that the Chicago Cubs are very good at baseball, which is fine to be proud of, we must also remember that a big part of the reason they are so good is because of the people who make up the Continue reading Congrats, RizzO’s Winners!

Want Some RizzOs?

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So to set up this story, the wife and I saw yesterday that Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had this cereal deal going with Jewel-Osco: “We are excited to be the exclusive retailer selling “RizzO’s” Cereal,” Doug Cygan, Jewel-Osco vice president of marketing and merchandising, said in a statement.  Continue reading Want Some RizzOs?

The Lull Before the Action Picks Up

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There isn’t much news to write about Cubs-wise these days, given that the team has pretty much set itself up weeks in advance of spring training.  I guess all we have to wait for is whether another team signs Dexter Fowler, or if it still makes sense to bring him Continue reading The Lull Before the Action Picks Up

Strike Out Cancer

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Today is World Cancer Day, and the ubiquity of this genetically-based disorder is a constant reminder that we all need to do more to help treat and prevent cancer–not just doctors and researchers, but also normal people from all walks of life in helping with resources and just being there Continue reading Strike Out Cancer

The Exciting Adventures of the #SFBatKid

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While I continue to procrastinating on grading this giant mound of papers (which probably will happen after I take the kid to Scouts and before tonight’s marathon Breaking Bad session to finish out Season 2), I am still amazed at the internet phenomenon known as #SFBatKid.  This was made possible Continue reading The Exciting Adventures of the #SFBatKid

Y U no spend $ on Cubs, Ricketts?!

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I’m really kidding about that headline if you failed to read past that.  This is a wonderful story linked from DNAInfoChicago: Pearl Jam — the socially conscious rockers from Seattle who play at Wrigley Field July 19 — pledged to donate a portion of ticket sale revenue to the tiny after-school art program Continue reading Y U no spend $ on Cubs, Ricketts?!