The Challenge of the Italian Beef Helmet

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Twitter can be loads of fun. Tonight I was alerted to the presence of a new helmet snack available at Wrigley: @cubicsnarkonia I have, too. Child’s play. Italian beef helmet is bigger, more filling. — Behind The Ivy (@Behind_The_Ivy) June 10, 2013   An Italian Beef helmet? I’ve had the Continue reading The Challenge of the Italian Beef Helmet

Yeah, I got nothin’…

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In between the Cubs’ bullpen failing, the Cubs’ offense forgetting how to score when there are runners on with no outs, and Anthony Rizzo‘s less-than-enthusiastic Chevy commercial on WGN radio, I really don’t have much to say.  Tomorrow is an off day and I’m going to be bored without actual Continue reading Yeah, I got nothin’…

Baseball Video Games Are Totally Unrealistic

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Note: I did this in 2010 when the Cubs were sucking a bit and I wanted them to stop sucking already.  So much for that.  Anyway, the WSD folks and I were having a chat about silly baseball games and I recalled this note I posted on our Facebook page. Continue reading Baseball Video Games Are Totally Unrealistic

Top Ten List: Stuff To Improve the Wrigley Field Experience

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I like taking my family to Wrigley Field to watch a ball game.  It’s pretty convenient, living in the city proper, to get to the park despite living on the South Side.  The field and the ivy are nice to look at and my son enjoys the manual scoreboard.  We Continue reading Top Ten List: Stuff To Improve the Wrigley Field Experience

CUB WARS: Episode Whatever — The Trade Deadline Strikes Back

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The last Cubs story in pictures was a lot of fun.  Someone suggested doing a Star Wars theme and that was so obvious that I’m surprised we haven’t actually went ahead and done it.  Given the looming trade deadline and the drama surrounding Ryan Dempster (we’ll deal with whether he’s Continue reading CUB WARS: Episode Whatever — The Trade Deadline Strikes Back

The Cubs Brothers: A Cubs Story in Pictures

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Once upon a time, we did a Cubs story in pictures with Theo Epstein as Indiana Jones.  It was well-received and actually a lot of fun to set up.  The pictures do take a bit of time to manipulate, though, so these are few and far between.  However, we found Continue reading The Cubs Brothers: A Cubs Story in Pictures

Rebuilding!

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Okay, Cubs fans, we tried very hard to let you know that expectations shouldn’t be too high for this season’s MLB squad.  I’m not sure how else to say it except that the club is in a major rebuild phase, which means they have to level the building and start Continue reading Rebuilding!

A totally baseball-irrelevant blog

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A completely derailed conversation got me to think about the location of the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield.  Once upon a time I decided to hunt down the locations of all Springfields and Shelbyvilles in the US of A.  After all, Shelbyville is Springfield’s hated rival.  There is now canonical evidence Continue reading A totally baseball-irrelevant blog

Indiana Theo and the Quest For the Ring: A Cubs Story in Pictures

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  This is what happens when spring training games aren’t even on TV yet…I get bored and start doing weird stuff.  If you are a fan of our Facebook page (and you should be, just click on the icon in our sidebar and join NOW), I’ve been posting random mashups Continue reading Indiana Theo and the Quest For the Ring: A Cubs Story in Pictures

Oscar Sunday Silliness

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Today, February 26, is when the Academy Awards are being presented for outstanding achievement in not making shitty movies.  You can check out the Oscar nominees here.  Of course, I’m probably going to completely lose my faith in humanity if Jonah Hill actually wins an Oscar for playing Jonah Hill Continue reading Oscar Sunday Silliness