Category: Wrigley Field

Digging For Diamonds in the Cubs' Rough Start

Digging For Diamonds in the Cubs' Rough Start
There is nothing like a beautiful, balmy day in early May, with the contending Chicago Cubs playing the archrival St. Louis Cardinals in a key early-season matchup at Wrigley. O.K., let’s be honest, Friday afternoon’s game between the Cubs and Cards truly was nothing like that. It was played under steel-grey skies on a raw,... Read more »

Goodbye to the 2012 Cubs: Ursa Minor Indeed

The Chicago Cubs’ 2012 season came to a merciful end Wednesday. While the arrival last winter of new team president Theo Epstein — who previously won two World Series rings as general manager of the Boston Red Sox — raised hopes for a better future, fans of this most star-crossed of sports teams knew it... Read more »

Lightning Over Wrigley: The Atmosphere Was Electric

I am one of the least superstitious people you will ever meet. But I think I’ll avoid going to the ballpark on Friday the 13th ever again, thank you very much. Yes, it was that kind of day at Wrigley Field. We have been parched in Chicago all year long, so there didn’t seem any... Read more »

Tigers 8, Cubs 4: The Wheels Went Round and Round. Then They Fell Off.

Imagine this scenario: You are a Chicago Cubs fan enjoying a game in which the Cubs have just taken a 4-1 lead after five innings, when you are called away on personal business and have to miss the last four innings. Normally, this would be considered a drag, a good night out spoiled. On Wednesday... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Win, 4-3, As Tigers Fall (At) Short

Nothing this year comes easy for the Chicago Cubs, who entered the opener of their interleague home series against Detroit with a record of 20 wins and 40 losses, just a fraction ahead of San Diego in the dubious race for worst record in baseball.  And Tuesday night’s game was no exception. The Cubs scratched... Read more »

30 Years Ago At Wrigley, The Day I Fell For Chicago

The famous definition of insanity, credited to Albert Einstein, is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” A cynic might say that’s also the very best definition of a Chicago Cubs fan. Every spring, there is that eternal optimism that this year will be THE year. Except it hasn’t been... Read more »