Ricketts’ Wrecking Ball

I CAME IN LIKE A WREEEEEEEEEEEEEECKING BAAAAAAAAAAAAALL
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I admit that this is a bit of a stretch. Wait, no it’s not. Tom Ricketts and the Chicago Cubs are literally tearing Wrigley Field apart and while they’re not using real wrecking balls (they do have to protect the Continue reading

Rebuilding…Literally

Goodbye old bleachers.
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Look at this picture.  What emotions are going through your mind right now? Here’s another picture: You can check out our Facebook page’s thread here, but the gist of it is that the Chicago Cubs were dead serious about getting Continue reading

Wrigley Field is naked and mooning the neighbors

Sure could've used a Jumbotron tonight!
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Well, they’re doing it!  With Saturday’s “groundbreaking” on the horizon, check out these pictures from The Wrigley Blog:   Brick Wall Down #WrigleyRenovation pic.twitter.com/dc0rp7ZKHo — Wrigley Blog (@WrigleyBlog) October 9, 2014 Wrigley Field down Waveland Ave. #brickless pic.twitter.com/mEPaTnKcn2 — Wrigley Continue reading

2014 Cubs finish 73-89

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By virtue of their victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the season finale, the Chicago Cubs have finished with a record of 73-89.  They played about two games better than their Pythagorean expected record, scoring 614 runs while giving up Continue reading

Progress, 2014 edition

Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP
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Just gonna put this out there… First, about Cubs fans (and others) coming out to the park to see a fun-bad team:   33,292 at Wrigley tonight bringing season total to 2,652,113, an increase of 9,431 from last season. — Continue reading

The Chris Coghlan Game

Cubs Legend in the making. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
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What else needs to be said for today’s improbable victory? Chris Coghlan was all that was man against the Dodgers today, getting on base all five times he got up to the plate.  First he broke up the no-hitter:   Continue reading

Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

(AP Photo/Micah Tapman)Reds @ Cubs May 4,  2013
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One of the popular topics of conversation in the Twitterverse has become upgrading the catcher position moving into 2015.  Without question, incumbent Welington Castillo has not had the type of season that we all would have liked, which is to Continue reading

Minor League Recap: 2014 In Review

Photo by Lianna Holub/MiLB.com
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2014 has been a banner year for the Cubs organization, especially in the minor league system.  Players have developed, players have been called up, players have been added, and players have emerged.  Throughout the storm of change that happened at Continue reading

Jake Arrieta has one-hit stuff

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Jake Arrieta had an almost-no-hitter tonight. Your browser does not support iframes. Unfortunately, Brandon Phillips hit a deep drive that Matt Szczur missed by inches, and that was that. This will not be the last time we see Arrieta flirt Continue reading

Fun with Twitter

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Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup for the first time in eons and was an immediate impact.  He had his troubles, striking out twice, but did get an infield single before we headed to the ninth.   What if Villareal Continue reading