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Limited Degree(s) of Success for Cubs Home Opener

April 5, 2014

The Chicago Cubs’ home opener Friday was a success. Well, with the possible exception of the outcome (a 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies), the weather (38 degrees at game time with wind chill in the 20s) and perhaps a few other minor details. * The only warm thing that is present at every Cubs […]

Cubs Ready to Celebrate Wrigley’s 100th

April 4, 2014

The Chicago Cubs have their home opener Friday. It will be a celebration of all that is good with the team. Meaning, namely Wrigley Field, which is celebrating its 100th year (although the Cubs did not start playing there until 1916). As if there might be something animate for Cubs fans to be animated about? […]

Cubs Fans Dreaming an Improbable Dream

January 18, 2014

There’s nothing quite like winter weather to provide a perfect setting for a baseball team’s annual fan convention. Folks bundled up and scurrying about enter a building where warmer temperatures and delightful dreams await. And so it is with the Cubs Convention. If looking to the future is the idea, then the Cubs definitely are […]

Cubs Manage at Last to Name Renteria Manager

November 8, 2013

And I thought I had technical difficulties (which I did). After tuning in to the midnight edition of “SportsNet Central” on Comcast SportsNet, I didn’t feel quite so bad. After all, being unable to access my own web site was a pain. How would I create a fantastic Friday post? Or even a mediocre one? […]

Red Sox Saga Offers Hope to Cubs, White Sox

October 20, 2013

Sunday smorgasbord: So the Boston Red Sox are in the World Series after beating the visiting Detroit Tigers 5-2 Saturday night to capture the best-of-seven American League Championship Series 4-2. What this means is a team that finished last in its division in 2012 has reached baseball’s pinnacle event. And the only conclusion Cubs and […]

Cubs Fans Should Embrace Cardinals’ Success?

October 19, 2013

The St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series. Which is good news for the Chicago Cubs. Huh? Because the Cubs basically are following the same steps the Cards have taken. Or so that line of thinking goes. Sure. Whatever gets you through the World Series. Or offseason. Or next several years (if not […]

White Sox Set to Land Cuban Slugger Abreu

October 18, 2013

The news that the Chicago White Sox reportedly are signing a player named Abreu has some folks excited. Of course, it has many Sox fans relieved to know the player in question is not Bobby Abreu, the former big-league outfielder who is 39. Instead the player in question is Jose Abreu, a 26-year-old first baseman […]

Comcast SportsNet Special on 2003 Cubs Looks Like a Hit

October 15, 2013

For those intrigued by the prospect of Comcast SportsNet’s Chicago Cubs documentary “5 Outs … ” that chronicles the 2003 season, there was a preview showing Monday night at the Wit Hotel. Your humble correspondent was among those attending. This is what some of us like to think of as work. And not because there […]

’5 Outs …’ Goes Back, Back, Back to 2003 Cubs

October 14, 2013

Funny how time flies — regardless of whether you’re having fun or not (and hopefully you are). It seems like only yesterday when we all were young. OK, maybe the day before yesterday for some of us. Whatever. It certainly doesn’t seem that it has been 10 years since Game 6 of the National League […]

Say It Ain’t So, Joe! Girardi to Stay With Yankees

October 10, 2013

Thursday thoughts (or what passes for them in this space): Now what? Now that Joe Girardi has re-signed to be the New York Yankees manager for four more years, now what do the Chicago Cubs do in their search to fill their managerial vacancy? Not that the former Cubs catcher necessarily would have sold tickets. […]

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