Dreamcast 20: It’s the End of the World As We Know It

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As we found out last time we did a Dreamcast, Rice isn’t so good flying solo, so we grabbed a guest while Anno is doing newlywed things and Andy tries to stop North Korea from being stupid.  Thank goodness our good friend Crawly (you may remember him from the ring Continue reading Dreamcast 20: It’s the End of the World As We Know It

The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

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Once upon a time, folks freaked out because the Chicago Cubs dared to trade a quality starting pitcher for a relatively unknown prospect named Anthony Rizzo. Fast forward about five years, with a supremely team-friendly extension thrown in, and we have been fortunate to track the growth and explosion of Continue reading The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

Dreamcast 1: The New Beginning

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As promised in our beta test, the first version of our new Dreamcast is here!  Anno and Rice were able to come together at an obscene hour to finally get some blog closure on the magical 2016 Chicago Cubs season while previewing the 2017 version of, dare we say it, Continue reading Dreamcast 1: The New Beginning

The Appeal of the Cubs, and What MLB Can Do to Bring In New Fans

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Once upon a time, baseball was the national pastime, and everyone had a rollicking good time at the old ball park. I don’t actually think that has changed, if you look at baseball consumption over the past decade or so.  Baseball is rolling in the dough, packing the parks (especially Continue reading The Appeal of the Cubs, and What MLB Can Do to Bring In New Fans

Those Days When You Just Can’t “Stick To Sports”

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On this long President’s Day weekend, in the midst of Black History Month, we once again find that February is broken.  While the Chicago Cubs were rained out of their full outdoor activities down in Mesa (seriously, Arizona, get it together…but hey, cacti and desert animals need rain, too!), it Continue reading Those Days When You Just Can’t “Stick To Sports”

Another Round of Discussion Regarding the Appeal of Baseball (UPDATE)

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You may have noticed the lack of big news items as we sit in the lull between the Super Bowl and baseball spring training.  This means that we are mostly grasping at straws to drive content (as are most other outlets), and a lot of that grasping has to do Continue reading Another Round of Discussion Regarding the Appeal of Baseball (UPDATE)

Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

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The 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention was one that will be remembered for the rest of my life. While the convention is enjoyable every year, this one was something special. For the first time in convention history​​, the Cubs were celebrating a championship. Needless to say, there was very little said Continue reading Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

A New Year, a New Cubs Convention

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This year’s Cubs Convention will be, shall we say, unconventional.  I’m sure they’ll do their usual thing with the Opening Ceremony, the usual panels, the games for the kids, and Cubs Jeopardy and Bingo.  However, I use the word “unconventional” to mean that this will be the very first Cubs Continue reading A New Year, a New Cubs Convention

Fun at the Not-So-Old Ballpark

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Mere hours after the end of the 2016 MLB Draft and a great many fans freaking out because the Chicago Cubs lost to the Atlanta Braves, the Cubs remembered that they were good and pummeled the Braves.  Along the way, we had some fun times with the players, some visitors, Continue reading Fun at the Not-So-Old Ballpark

Don’t Apologize For Feeling Good About the Cubs

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By now you know that I went out with the family to watch Captain America: Civil War and am fully #TeamCap.  While we were in the theaters, the Chicago Cubs had their hands full with a very good Washington Nationals team, but as I came out of the theater after Continue reading Don’t Apologize For Feeling Good About the Cubs