Category: Cubs

If the White Sox Don't Sign Cespedes Fans Should Boycott the Team

I’m begging. Every time I open the Tribune on-line, ESPN, or MLB Trade Rumors I expect to see Yoenis Cespedes has been signed by the Mets, Angels, Tigers, Braves, or some other Major League baseball team that wants to upgrade their team and win. Yoenis Cespedes. In 2015 he was a top ten player in... Read more »

Amusement (I hope) for a 3 Day Weekend

Some thoughts for a three-day weekend: Baby, it’s cold outside. I did my confirmation presentation on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. His life mattered. Black lives matter. All lives matter. Hillary is the only one that hits me as being Chief Executive material. I don’t want Ted Cruz anywhere near a bomb. I... Read more »

The Result of the Property Tax Hike: If the Chicago White Sox Don't Win Right Now Reinsdorf Must Sell the Team

Earlier this week the Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s property tax increase, the largest in the history of this great city. While that sounds ominous, I continue to be in favor of the increase. As I have written previously, I don’t like taxes any more than the next guy, and it’s a real... Read more »

Even With the Odds I'm Not Going to Worry About the Cubs

I try to live by that affirmation “not to worry about things you can’t control.” Yeah, well that doesn’t always work. Worrying is part of the problem. Everybody’s problem. Certainly mine. Ruminating. I haven’t been worried about the Cubs, though. Beyond my control. Way beyond. Been watching and enjoying. Wasn’t worried all through the summer.... Read more »

Not Being Able to Watch the Cubs Can Be Torture

  We had tickets last night for a terrific event, part of Chicago Ideas Week, called “The State of the Union.” We purchased tickets a few weeks ago, and frankly, I knew full well there could be a conflict with a potential Cubs’ playoff game. The event was everything you would have wanted and expected.... Read more »

5 Things to Learn From the Cubs

With the Cubs on the verge of going to the World Series (yes, this is a positive post), here are five things we can learn from their ascendancy: “Don’t ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.” This is one of Manager Joe Maddon’s great quotes. If this isn’t a positive affirmation I don’t know... Read more »
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    Born in Chicago on the South Side, grew up and wound up raising our three daughters on the North Shore, moved to remote Northern California for ten years, and returned to the South Loop in 2014. Apparently, I didn't get very far. Still own a packaging business that specializes in manufacturing board games; the company is more than eighty years old, founded by my grandfather in Chicago. But, I got my BA in Journalism and somehow was able to utilize that in hosting a Beatles radio show on a small market radio station in Eureka, CA for 12 years. I never switched my allegiance from Chicago sports teams, and don't think poorly of me for being a fan of both baseball teams (they are both from our town, People!!). Love the Hawks, was a season ticket holder during all the MJ years, and (gulp) pull for the Bears. I love our city's restaurants, all the great cultural opportunities, being outside, and going to the wonderful museums. I'm very proud of this city, and am absolutely thrilled to be living downtown in the city I call home. Oh, and I am pretty opinionated about news and politics. I hope you don't mind.

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