Archive for June 2015

Catching Up With Joel Murray, a Mad Man Looking Forward to One Crazy Summer for the Chicago Cubs

Catching Up With Joel Murray, a Mad Man Looking Forward to One Crazy Summer for the Chicago Cubs
Growing up on the north shore of Chicago, actor Joel Murray has been a lifelong Cubs fan. Whether at the game or watching on TV from his home in Los Angeles, he stays connected to the team. He’s also played memorable roles in film and TV, including One Crazy Summer, Dharma and Greg, Mad Men... Read more »

Comerica Park: A Must-See Stadium For Baseball Fans

Comerica Park: A Must-See Stadium For Baseball Fans
A Cubs fan, a Tigers fan and a Pirates fan went to Comerica Park. No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke. This is what happened about two weeks ago when I saw the Cubs take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. After spending a few days in suburban Detroit visiting my cousin, Michael,... Read more »

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Kyle Schwarber?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Kyle Schwarber?
We all need to brace ourselves for the hefty task that will be consoling our Cubs friends in just a matter of days. The Kyle Schwarber Experiment will be over as quickly as it began, so get ready. We can’t say that we weren’t warned, but it’s still going to hurt on Monday when Schwarber... Read more »
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Clark Is My Buddy

Clark Is My Buddy
It was the winter of 2014. The Cubs were going to make a major announcement. Fans were hopeful the Cubs would be announcing the signing of a free agent. Instead the Cubs introduced their new mascot, Clark the Cub. I had resigned myself to the fact that it was going to be at least one... Read more »

Catching Up With Cubs Top Prospect Mark Zagunis

Catching Up With Cubs Top Prospect Mark Zagunis
Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez have dominated the talk of the Cubs’ farm system lately, but there’s a new group of talent working their way through the minors. One of the names you’ll be hearing a lot of is outfielder Mark Zagunis, who is currently stationed on the Cubs’s high-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.... Read more »

My Favorite Cubs Game

My Favorite Cubs Game
Over the years I have been to hundreds of Cubs games at Wrigley Field. I have even been lucky enough to attend two playoff wins. My favorite game will always be August 31,2012. My son had just recently turned three years old. The rebuilding Cubs were taking on the eventual World Series champion San Francisco... Read more »
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Nationals Park is No Wrigley Field

Nationals Park is No Wrigley Field
When the Cubs made their yearly visit to Washington, DC last week, it was clear they were a long way from Wrigley Field. Located in Southeast Washington, Nationals Park sits in a fairly desolate area that’s known for crime. Think of it as the DC version of U.S. Cellular Field; it’s a bit shady. I... Read more »

Catching Up With Cubs Broadcaster Jim Deshaies: Part 2 of 2

Catching Up With Cubs Broadcaster Jim Deshaies: Part 2 of 2
In part one of our interview with third-year Chicago Cubs color man Jim Deshaies, we talked about the current Cubs team and his thoughts on the roster, the team’s holes to fill and Joe Maddon’s first year. Today JD talks about his first full major league season on the 1986 Astros, his thoughts on today’s... Read more »

Catching Up With Cubs Broadcaster Jim Deshaies

Catching Up With Cubs Broadcaster Jim Deshaies
Now in his third year as Chicago Cubs color man, Jim Deshaies has had a front row in witnessing the rebuilding process of the Chicago Cubs. As the team apppears to have turned a corner in its search for relevance in the division and in the majors, we thought it would be good to catch... Read more »
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Is There Room and Patience on the Cubs for Starlin Castro to Call Chicago His Sweet Home?

In the off-season, there was a story about Starlin Castro permanently moving to the US. Seems trouble followed him around in the Dominican Republic and he needed to get away. An ESPN story quoted him as saying: “Too many problems over there [in the Dominican Republic]. I have to move. I have to do something... Read more »