Wrigley Field is the Chicago Cubs star

Forget how many night games and concerts Rahm will allow the Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field is changing before our eyes, and the Cubs tour remains one of the best $25 deals in town. So, while our guys in blue are on the road, book a look at quickly fading history. Last month I toured Wrigley... Read more »

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant shows frustration

A lot has happened in three years. Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went from being a top minor league prospect to Major League Baseball (MLB) star player. Despite the successful World Series in 2016, Bryant has a lot to be frustrated about in 2017. The Cubs have not consistently played well in the first... Read more »

Cubs trophy tour helps you forget Trump tweets

  We were in line about 90 minutes Friday afternoon to stand next to the Chicago Cubs World Series Commissioner’s Trophy. I wiped politics from my mind. Baseball was in the 60 degree air in Omaha, Nebraska. Governor Pete Ricketts hosted the Trophy Tour stop at Westside High School, and politics were nowhere to be found. No... Read more »
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It happened: What now?

The bar at the Billy Goat tavern was as good a place as any to end a memorable 2016. As one of the many forgettable college football bowl games played in the background over the constant buzz of chatter, this conversation might have taken place anytime in the last month. Turk: “I still can’t believe... Read more »

Cubs fans never were 'long-suffering'

Please stop with the “long-suffering” pity. Cubs fans shared disappointments, but we were never lost. From our first seconds as kids at Wrigley Field to the most recent warm, summer afternoons Chicago Cubs fans always remained loyal and optimistic. “Wait ’til next year” reflected our joy. We bonded with parents, friends, children and others in... Read more »

Quiet Chicago moments

The hustle of downtown Chicago is noisy and nervous, but we can find quiet moments. Last Sunday night, we were among the massive Wrigley Field crowd buzzing late into the night about the historic season, as Cubs’ Catcher “Grandpa” David Ross thrilled the hopeful. A Southport Brown Line stop later, the sizzle faded into a... Read more »

Ten Chicago views to help you forget our awful politics

From Illinois budget fatigue to #Brexit and Donald Trump, now is a great time to forget our political troubles and enjoy some new perspectives on foot in Chicago. 10. Join Pedro Strop at Wrigley Field, and remember to tilt your #HatsToTheLeft. 9. See the Cubs through the eyes of a first-time fan. 8. To put... Read more »

Mr. Trump has a problem

Mr. Trump has a problem. Donald Trump’s most recent problem came in South Carolina. He appeared to mock a news reporter’s disability. Some say Trump’s largest problem is with women, as he is far from being a Bush “compassionate conservative.” His positions on immigration make this clear. My liberal friends, of course, use words like... Read more »

Old men, Chicago Cubs baseball and World Series politics

Old men. I felt like one this year. The Chicago Cubs unexpected ride to within four games of the World Series turned me into my dad. Blame it on the politics of being a Cubs baseball fan – a combination of pessimism, healthy skepticism and hope.   I was too pessimistic in April while making... Read more »

Blago just another Cubs fan

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is reported to be watching the Chicago Cubs playoff run from behind bars. He was known for taking in Cubs games while in office. The news comes from a Channel 5 report of a letter from Blago to his daughter Amy. He is said to have “a lifelong dream of... Read more »