Posts tagged "Wrigley Field"
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 »
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 »
It was a Turn Back the Clock night at Wrigley Field Monday as the Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets, 6-1. No, it wasn’t one of those games in which the teams trotted out in old-timey uniforms. Instead, it was the visitors doing a pretty spot-on imitation of the 1962 Mets expansion team. The... Read more »
Our observation point here on Lake Michigan provides a view of the curving tip of North Avenue Beach. It being Thursday and all, it looks through the long lens like the beach is pretty human-free today. But it won’t be this weekend if the approaching heat wave in the forecast comes to bear. Take advantage... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »