A Fungus Among Us? Or, How a Chicago Hotel Helped the Cubs in Potentially Dastardly Ways

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I was hoping by the time I got home from work that I’d be able to tell you fine folks whether the Cubs had clinched a berth in the NLCS, or if they have to go back to DC for a winner-take-all Game 5.  I suppose our latest Dreamcast is Continue reading A Fungus Among Us? Or, How a Chicago Hotel Helped the Cubs in Potentially Dastardly Ways

The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

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After a long week of no Cubs baseball, I think we as fans are ready, and so are the players, for some meaningful baseball again: We're ready for tomorrow. #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/HNt8W0cuEu — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 5, 2017 Getting hyped!  It helps that the Cubs have announced their rotation, with Continue reading The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)

Leave Maddon Alone

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I wish I had been at the Cubs Convention this weekend. My family and I were making plans to go out of town when the tickets to the Convention went on sale. Things changed, and we are actually in town, and I would have liked to have attended in this Continue reading Leave Maddon Alone

Those Crazy Kids…

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By now, you’ve heard of the weird saga with Adam LaRoche, his son, and the Chicago White Sox.  There are plenty of outlets where you can read up on that, including this one, and opinions vary.  Mostly the opinions deal with whether baseball is a “real” job, who is in Continue reading Those Crazy Kids…

Something About Dusty Baker

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Most of us know that Dusty Baker, former half-celebrated/half-maligned Cubs manager, has now been officially named the manager of the Washington Nationals. There is a fun thread on our Facebook page that you can follow for some interesting opinions on Dusty’s tenure with the Cubs…   And here…we…go. In Dusty Continue reading Something About Dusty Baker

2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

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The Reds are a rare case of a team who won 90 games, made the playoffs, outscored their opponents by over 100 runs, and still fired their manager.  Dusty Baker, who oversaw the reemergence of the Reds from relative anonymity, is now out of work, and has been replaced by Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

Road to Opening Day: #41

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Pitchers and catchers have reported, and now everyone else will report today with the first full squad workout tomorrow.  You can follow our countdown to Opening Day in Pittsburgh here. Managers Come and Managers Go… The Cubs have had more managers in their history than I care to keep track Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #41

My Life As A Cubs Fan

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I was born in December 1965 at Skokie Valley Hospital and raised primarily in the suburbs of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. My father, of course, was a Cubs fan and of course I grew up a Cubs fan as well. I do not remember too much from my youngest days; Continue reading My Life As A Cubs Fan

29

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So today is my birthday, as some of you may have gathered from our twitter and or facebook. I have had a special interest in the number 29 due to that, and it is interesting the number of connections to 29 the Cubs have. The biggest one is the famous Continue reading 29

S@!t Dusty Baker Says

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Dusty Baker was the Cubs’ manager once upon a time and almost got them to the World Series in 2003 (stupid Marlins), one year after almost winning it all in San Francisco in 2002 (boy was that annoying, stupid Angels).  A lot of fans are still reasonably upset with him Continue reading S@!t Dusty Baker Says