Rickettsville Grows

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Hey, have you checked out the Wrigley Field webcam lately?  As the Chicago Cubs construction crew scrambles to get the park ready for Monday’s Opening Night, you can see that the marquee is up and functional, and there are new metal detectors lining the gate at Clark and Addison.  They Continue reading Rickettsville Grows

Stuff to ask Tom Ricketts at the Cubs Convention

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It’s almost time for one of the most fun Chicago Cubs fan experiences since the team won the 1908 World Series!  That’s right, the Cubs Convention starts on Friday night, and team WSD will be in attendance (some of us hoping that certain radio personalities won’t be) to party, drink, Continue reading Stuff to ask Tom Ricketts at the Cubs Convention

Dreamcast 49 (not 48): Rice is an Idiot

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Alright, so I failed hard there because I forgot to put Episode 48 (see here) in the “Podcast” category, and mistakenly thought we were on 48 instead of 49. That’s pretty much Carlos Marmol, I guess, in that vintage Marmol would get himself in trouble and get himself out. I Continue reading Dreamcast 49 (not 48): Rice is an Idiot

Welcome to Rickettsville

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Tom Ricketts, owner of the Chicago Cubs, today purchased three more Sheffield Rooftop businesses bringing his total to six that line that street; he also has a financial interest in a seventh. He now fully owns all but three Wrigleyville Rooftop businesses along Sheffield. The day to day operations of Continue reading Welcome to Rickettsville

The One Where the Rooftops Pretty Much Gave Up (UPDATE)

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I was busy trying to catch up with my TV viewing this week, plus family time, plus baseball, plus teaching…you know, life stuff…so we only did snippets of the story where a federal judge denied the rooftops’ request for a preliminary injunction: The ruling by U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall Continue reading The One Where the Rooftops Pretty Much Gave Up (UPDATE)

The End of the Road?

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There’s a scene from one of the Bad Boys movies (you know, the ones with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith) where the two heroes banter with each other and Marcus starts talking about Mike’s body count and starts counting on his fingers…but then he’s all like “Oh damn I ran Continue reading The End of the Road?

The One Where the Wrigley Rooftops Are Broke-Ass Broke (UPDATE: Potentially Fraudulent Too!)

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I’m a bit sore from baseball practice, but I did have fun coaching and sitting in as the backup catcher (we still have to find a kid willing to take a few lumps as the true backup so we don’t ride the starter into the ground).  I missed the first Continue reading The One Where the Wrigley Rooftops Are Broke-Ass Broke (UPDATE: Potentially Fraudulent Too!)

The One Where Tom Ricketts Just Writes a Big Check and Tells the Rooftops to Go Away

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I can’t watch Better Call Saul just yet, but will very soon; it reminded me how much I enjoyed the run of Breaking Bad and I spent part of my off period going through best-of clips on YouTube of Heisenberg being awesomely evil.  In the meantime, I have a moment Continue reading The One Where Tom Ricketts Just Writes a Big Check and Tells the Rooftops to Go Away

As the luck changes…

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Today marks the lunar new year, the first day of the Year of the Goat (or sheep, or ram, depending on your thesaurus use) in the Chinese Zodiac.  With every new year (even if it’s in the middle of February for some of us uncultured swine) comes a new feeling Continue reading As the luck changes…

The (Cubs) Empire Strikes Back

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I feel like total crap today because I most likely contracted the cold that my son got the other day and I feel like elephants are doing a can-can on my head.  So today wasn’t as smooth as it could have been school-wise and I think I napped through two Continue reading The (Cubs) Empire Strikes Back