Checking In With the Cubs and Wrigley Field

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It’s still a bit over a month before the Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for their home opener, and already we’ve had at least two teams (or at least their fan bases) being a bit salty: For the first time in a long time, it’s the Cubs leading the Continue reading Checking In With the Cubs and Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field Plaza Ordinance Passes — City Council Approves

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If you were following the timelines of intrepid Chicago reporters Danny Ecker and Fran Spielman, you’ll know that the city of Chicago’s License Committee just approved the new Wrigley Field plaza ordinance proposed by Rahm Emanuel last week.  The Chicago Cubs, despite funding the renovations pretty much all by themselves, Continue reading Wrigley Field Plaza Ordinance Passes — City Council Approves

Goatbusters – A Cubs Story In Pictures

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You may be familiar with some of our previous work, what with Kris Bryant doing a Quantum Leap and my original goofball idea of Theo Epstein as Indiana Jones.  It’s been a while since I’ve had time to think about another one, what with school and life, but now that Continue reading Goatbusters – A Cubs Story In Pictures

The Cubs & Chicago…Well, That’s News To Me!

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As you’ve known since the Ricketts Family proposed all the changes shortly after they bought the Chicago Cubs, there have been plans for an outdoor entertainment plaza right next to Wrigley Field to boost revenue and make Wrigleyville a bit more fun than it is.  In fact, if you go Continue reading The Cubs & Chicago…Well, That’s News To Me!

Tom Ricketts Gets Mad(dish) (UPDATE)

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Given all the crap the Ricketts Family and the Chicago Cubs have had to go through to even start the renovation process on Wrigley Field, you might not be surprised to hear that Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts isn’t too happy with the locals right now… Plaza is most frustrated I've Continue reading Tom Ricketts Gets Mad(dish) (UPDATE)

Cubs Moving For Fun In the Plaza

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A few years back, when the Cubs released their plans to improve Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood, one of the ideas was to set up an open-air plaza where people could party: The Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox would all be able to sell alcohol in a plaza Continue reading Cubs Moving For Fun In the Plaza

Is Wrigleyville Actually Fun?

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We’re a few days from the start of the 2016 Cubs Convention, and I do hope to meet a few of you there since Ivy was nice enough to invite me to go (otherwise I’d probably have just stayed home).  The last time I was associated with anything directly Chicago Continue reading Is Wrigleyville Actually Fun?

Remembering 1984

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I was not able to get back to Chicago to attend this year’s Cubs Convention (Behind the Ivy recaps the 2014 event here), though I have attended a convention before and it was awesome. I was able to join the late (unfortunately) Stephanie Leathers who was the Publisher & Editor Continue reading Remembering 1984

An Innovative Idea on What to Do With Wrigley Field

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As each day this off season goes by, and the Chicago Cubs do not break ground, All I can do is shake my head. Wrigley Field is in desperate need to some serious renovations and repairs if they intend on spending significant time in the crowned jewel of baseball. The Continue reading An Innovative Idea on What to Do With Wrigley Field

Because Wrigleyville needs more drunkenness

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As the Cubs, the city of Chicago and the Wrigleyville neighbors work (or not, whatever) towards ironing out their differences so Tom Ricketts can finally throw money at some contractors, we are treated to this article by Danny Ecker: The Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox would all be able Continue reading Because Wrigleyville needs more drunkenness