Jake Arrieta's no-hitter just what the Cubs needed

Jake Arrieta's no-hitter just what the Cubs needed
Only two Cubs wins Both pitched by Arrieta On west coast road trip After Saturday night’s loss, World Series Dreaming posted an image on their Facebook page that captured in a single frame both the disappointment of fans after a 4th straight loss and their optimism as we approach the last month of an exciting... Read more »

West Coast Games, Falling Asleep On The Couch, and Missing Blogapalooz-Hour

West Coast Games, Falling Asleep On The Couch, and Missing Blogapalooz-Hour
For one hour each month Bloggers here face a challenge I missed it last night If you’re a regular reader of any of the hundreds of blogs here at ChicagoNow, you might have heard about something called Blogapalooz-Hour. One day near the end of each month, our Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield sends an email with... Read more »

Be An "Elite" Fan - Help Send A Kid To A Cubs Game

Be An "Elite" Fan - Help Send A Kid To A Cubs Game
In Maddon’s home town Hazleton, Pennsylvania Young Cubs fans abound ESPN recently produced a short video about everyone’s favorite manager. Take a few minutes to watch it and learn a little about where Joe grew up, where his mother still lives, where immigration has created a divided town, and what Maddon is trying to do... Read more »
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Cubs Sweep Giants: It's Time To Start Believing

Cubs Sweep Giants: It's Time To Start Believing
Unbelievable It’s just unbelievable Can you believe it? It’s time to start believing. Since the Cubs were swept by baseball’s worst team during the last weekend in July – including the first no-hitter pitched against them in 50 years – they have won 11 of 13 games, sweeping both the Brewers and the World Champion... Read more »

Cubs Preparing For Fall Baseball (Ticket Sales) At Wrigley

Cubs Preparing For Fall Baseball (Ticket Sales) At Wrigley
Cubs are taking steps To get ready to prepare For some fall baseball I received an email on Thursday from my Cubs season ticket representative. From: Chicago Cubs Date: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM Subject: Fall baseball at Wrigley Field To: Ed Nickow Dear Ed Nickow, It has been an encouraging year as... Read more »

Historic Haiku: The Streak Dies

Historic Haiku: The Streak Dies
Saturday’s Cubs game Saw history being made Nothing’s forever Cubs fans are constantly reminded that it’s been 70 years since the team’s last World Series appearance, 107 since they were World Champions, blah … blah … blah. But many Cubs fan knew of another streak – this one more positive. Today, the entire baseball world... Read more »
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Cubs Rain, Blackhawks Reign

Cubs Rain, Blackhawks Reign
Rainstorms, tornadoes But no lightning on the ice Stanley returns home Cubs and Indians Fall victims to the weather No north side baseball But on the west side Indians in red sweaters Dominant on ice Six seasons, three Cups If this ain’t a dynasty I don’t know what is   Make sure you don’t miss... Read more »

The Madhouse On Addison

The Madhouse On Addison
After the rains came Before the Cubs walk-off win We watched the Blackhawks Rain delays at Wrigley Field can be boring. The concourse is too small to handle the thousands of fans seeking shelter, night game beer sales end at 10:30 regardless of the inning, and until this season there wasn’t much to do while... Read more »

Tomorrow In Haiku

Sad about the Cubs Excited for the Blackhawks That’s tomorrow’s plan -posted using my phone from beautiful Wrigley Field
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New Guy In Haiku: I Hope Kris Bryant Goes Hitless Today

New Guy In Haiku: I Hope Kris Bryant Goes Hitless Today
It’s Kris Bryant Day! Hope he waits ’til tomorrow For first big league hit The good news is that today’s the day Cubs fans have been anticipating since spring training – or before. Kris Bryant arrives from Iowa for his first game at Wrigley Field. The bad news (for me, anyway) is that I won’t... Read more »