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There Never Will Be Another Ernie Banks

January 24, 2015

*** Ernie Banks is dead. That’s a sentence I never thought that I — or anyone — ever would write. An unquestionable baseball immortal, “Mr. Cub” had a quality that made folks believe he would be around forever. A true immortal. Or at least until the Cubs had won their first World Series crown in […]

Cubs’ Maddon an Intoxicating Personality

November 4, 2014

Random thoughts (or as close as we come to them around here) while wondering whether Joe Maddon realizes the media do not exist to be his drinking buddies (OK, there may be an exception or two or three or more): * With Monday’s official coronation of Maddon as the Chicago Cubs manager, president of baseball […]

White Sox Fan Obama Going to Wrigley Field?

May 18, 2012

Well, this should be interesting. Word is President Barack Obama will be going to a Chicago Cubs-Chicago White Sox interleague game. More specifically, going to one of the Crosstown Classic contests — at Wrigley Field. Even more specifically, going to the game Saturday night (May 19). And, of course, he will be going there as […]

Wood Event a Real Crowd-Pleaser

January 14, 2012

If the 2012 Cubs season is half as enjoyable as “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up,” it’s going to be a lot of fun. The event Friday (which was Jan. 13 for those who might be inclined toward being superstitous) benefitted the Wood Family Foundation and was held at Harry Caray’s Tavern, Navy Pier. Meaning newly re-signed Cubs […]

Zambrano Moves On to Land of Oz

January 5, 2012

The Miami Marlins might want to order some special reinforced Gatorade containers. Or whatever brand of liquid they might use in the dugout for the benefit of their players. Of particular concern would be on the days when Carlos Zambrano is pitching. The Chicago Cubs dealt the right-hander to the Marlins for right-hander Chris Volstad. […]

Certain Realities for Cubs, Victoria’s Secret

November 30, 2011

When the word came down that the Chicago Cubs wanted “culture change,” some of us thought that meant something to do with yogurt. It turns out that’s not the case, although if you want to sell some company to be the “official yogurt of the Cubs,” that’s always a possibility. As far as changing the […]

Bartman Review: Nothing New

September 28, 2011

The Chicago Cubs were five outs from their first World Series appearance since 1945 in their quest for their first World Series title since 1908. It was Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Cubs vs. the Florida Marlins on a cool evening in 2003. I can remember being in the auxiliary press box […]

Cubs, LaHair Fall a Hair (or 2 Runs) Short

September 7, 2011

Add Bryan LaHair to the list that includes Tony Campana as players who can excite Chicago Cubs fans. Maybe not hopes for a winning team any time soon, but what do you want? A recent callup from the minor leagues, LaHair homered on a 2-0 pitch with a man on base and two outs in […]

Cubs First Big Move for 2012

September 4, 2011

Well, the Chicago Cubs have taken their first step toward 2012. A new manager perhaps? A vacancy would seem looming, even if Mike Quade’s team doesn’t lose another game the rest of this season. Nope. A new general manager perhaps? To replace the recently departed Jim Hendry so that someone is in place to deal […]

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