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Before There Were Lights (VIDEO of Cubs Game Cancelled by Darkness; Re-Start of Game Months Later)

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For those of us old enough to remember, the Chicago Cubs played a couple games every year cancelled due to darkness.  Prior to the installation of lights in 1988, this was just a way of life. As time has gone by, it’s been easy to forget the oddity of the event.  A game would be... Read more »

(Opening Day 1971) Honestly, the Best Video I've Seen About Cubs Fans and Wrigley Field

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There’s a whole lot of crap on YouTube. There’s a whole lot of crap about the Cubs on YouTube. There’s a whole lot of crap created by Cubs fans on YouTube; usually just assorted pictures with crappy music playing in the background about how this new edition of the Cubs (insert: 2007,2008,2009, etc.) will be... Read more »

Favorite All-Star Game Moments

Favorite All-Star Game Moments
Below is a list of Chicago Tough’s favorite All-Star Game moments.  Enjoy!
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How 19th Century Immigrant America Gave Me Freedom

How 19th Century Immigrant America Gave Me Freedom
At some point, my relatives had enough. They hopped a boat in Ireland, Poland, or whichever European country that was leading their final voyage, and sailed to America. The final straw was either The Potato Famine, no money, no jobs, The Seventy-Fifth Partition of Poland, or…well…no money, no jobs. Whatever the reason, the Irish and... Read more »

Father, Son, and How Baseball Cards Saved Father's Day

Father, Son, and How Baseball Cards Saved Father's Day
I never understood gifts on Father’s Day. “Congratulations. You had a child. Here’s a lawn mower. Because…um…love…or something.” What I wanted on Father’s Day was simple: time.  Time for me, time for rest, time for a break. So, I rested on my Father’s Day. It felt like the irritable/uncomfortable type of rest, though. This was... Read more »

Slats Returns to Talk Hawks

Slats Returns to Talk Hawks
(Slats Radke, our favorite mythical writer, once wrote for the old Chicago American.  He wrote for Hockeenight occasionally prior to a couple articles with Chicago Tough.  We finally found him again.  Still kicking.) Well, here I am behind the typewriter for the first time in a long while. The folks at Hockeenight don’t seem to come... Read more »
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Chicago Tough Welcomes Madison Patricia Longly

Chicago Tough Welcomes Madison Patricia Longly
On Monday May 20th, 2013, the Longly family welcomed Madison Patricia Longly into its household. Brian has been a contributor to Chicago Tough.  We went inside Condell Hospital in Libertyville to get a first interview with the newest Toughian: WHO: Madison Patricia Longly DOB: May 20th, 2013 MEASUREMENTS: 20 inches, 8 lbs/10 oz. What are... Read more »

Chicago Tough Poll: Things We're Focusing on Now that the Bulls Season is Over

MLB Umpiring Crew Emerges from Replay Booth; Conclude Six Men Shot JFK

MLB Umpiring Crew Emerges from Replay Booth; Conclude Six Men Shot JFK
CLEVELAND – Just one day after a horrific mishap at the end of an Oakland Athletics-Cleveland Indians game, Major League Baseball umpires have gone one step further! Late Thursday, Nick Swisher hit a deep drive off of Athletics pitcher Evan Scribner.  The ball hit the top of the wall, bounced up, and came straight down onto... Read more »
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Large Man in 300 Level Can't Wait to Complain About Corey Crawford in Game 2

Large Man in 300 Level Can't Wait to Complain About Corey Crawford in Game 2
CHICAGO – “You can thanks da good man upstairs for dat win,” said Chicago Blackhawks season ticket holder Al Aviloni of Stone Park.  “If it weren’t for dat stupid Crawford in net, we wudda haddis ting back in reggelation!” Corey Crawford, the Blackhawks goaltender, stopped 26 of 27 shots to help the Blackhawks defeat the Minnesota... Read more »