Posts in category "Cubs"

My Favorite Ernie Banks Moment

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Classic Home Run Call Jack Brickhouse yelling “Hey Hey” Ernie’s 500th If there’s one moment I’ll always remember from Ernie’s playing career it was Jack Brickhouse calling home run number 500. “Everybody on your feet.  This is it!” It still brings a tear to my eye. And tonight’s news, of Ernie’s passing at 83, is... Read more »

Cubs Convention Sold Out - But Where's Ernie?

Cubs Convention Sold Out - But Where's Ernie?
Convention’s Sold Out First time in several years But Ernie’s missing A Facebook post this morning from the Chicago Cubs indicated that weekend passes and Sheraton hotel packages for next weekend’s 30th Annual Cubs Convention have sold out. This will be our 8th convention, and I remember when the words “Sold Out” were emblazoned across... Read more »

The Cubs In Haiku: Memories Of 1969

The Cubs In Haiku: Memories Of 1969
The ’69 Cubs A memorable summer Despite the result Ask Cubs fans which team they love to hate, and chances are good that the answer will be the St. Louis Cardinals. But the team for which I have a particular animosity is the New York Mets. The reason is very simple. The summer of 1969.... Read more »
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Watching The World Series At Wrigley Field

Watching The World Series At Wrigley Field
I was at Wrigley And saw a World Series game Once in a lifetime? For more than three hours on Saturday, fans waited (more of less) patiently for the rain to end and the Cubs-Orioles game to resume. The tarp was brought out after the second inning with the Cubs ahead 4-2. Unlike Tuesday night,... Read more »

The Cubs In Haiku: The Glass (Might Be) Half Full

The Cubs In Haiku: The Glass (Might Be) Half Full
Baez and Hendricks Reasons for optimism Just wait ’til next year*   *Or maybe the year after that   In his third major league game, Javier Baez had his best performance so far. 3-for-4, 2 home runs, 4 RBIs. A strong 8-inning pitching performance by another youngster, Kyle Hendricks (3-1 after 5 starts) didn’t hurt... Read more »

The Cubs In Haiku: Javier Baez Goes 1 For 6

The Cubs In Haiku: Javier Baez Goes 1 For 6
  Javier Baez Finally gets his first hit A home run – CUBS WIN! The newest Cubs savior, Javier Baez, made his major league debut Tuesday night playing second base against the Colorado Rockies, one of the few teams in baseball with a worse record than the Cubs. It didn’t start well.  Baez struck out... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Turning It Up To Eleven

Cubs In Haiku: Turning It Up To Eleven
Eleven series Going back to September Cubs have lost them all Going into Sunday’s game with the series tied at one game apiece, Cubs fans hoped for a victory that would give the team their first series win since they took 2-of-3 from the Reds in Cincinnati last September. They’d played 10 series since then... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Travis Wood's Afternoon Turns Schlitty

Cubs In Haiku: Travis Wood's Afternoon Turns Schlitty
Travis Wood? Awsome Schlitter? Russell? Not so much Wood deserved a win Thursday’s Cubs game was a perfect example of why wins and losses are a terrible way to rate pitchers. Travis Wood was pulled after giving up a double to the first batter he faced in the 7th inning. In the first 6 innings... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Not Perfect, But It's A Win

Cubs In Haiku: Not Perfect, But It's A Win
Rizzo gets it wrong It’s Hammel’s first Wrigley win Not first in NL On Cubs.com Carrie Muskat reported about a post-game conversation between Anthony Rizzo and Jason Hammel: Jason Hammel was looking forward to pitching at Wrigley Field since he signed with the Cubs in February … [He] had been to the ballpark as a... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Cubs Figure Out WHEN To Get Hits

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs Figure Out WHEN To Get Hits
First 5 games, 8 runs 14 runs in next 2 games But only 1 win   2 Castro home runs Renteria ejected Much more fun to watch If the Cubs perform like they did on Sunday and Tuesday the season will at least hold the promise of some exciting baseball despite minuscule odds of finishing... Read more »