Category: Cubs Nostalgia

Northside Nostalgia: 1910-1920

Northside Nostalgia: 1910-1920
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Northside Nostalgia Part 2: 1870-1900 Northside Nostalgia Part 3: 1900-1910 We started our look back at Cubs history through the decades last offseason. This year I’m going to take over the job all by myself. My goal is to make it all the way to 2010 this winter. As... Read more »

Goodbye, Jake.

Goodbye, Jake.
In the back of our minds, I’m sure we all knew that this was coming.  As the off-season progressed, there was little indication that the Cubs (or Jake Arrieta) were making it a priority for a return.  There were rumors of a possible 4-year offer for $110 million, but nothing ever developed.  The Cubs have... Read more »

Northside Nostalgia: 1900-10

Northside Nostalgia: 1900-10
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Northside Nostalgia Part 2: 1870-1900 Michael Ernst has done a great job so far covering Cubs history. I’ll try to match his great work in my articles, hopefully I can come close. Anyway lets get on to the 20th Century. Worst To First If you think the Theo Epstein... Read more »
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Northside Nostalgia: 1870-1900

Northside Nostalgia: 1870-1900
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Today marks the anniversary of the founding of the National League on February 2nd, 1876, making it a fortuitous time to continue our look back at the early history of the Cubs franchise given the vital role the team and its owner played in the league’s creation. It is a journey... Read more »

Farewell to a Cubs Killer

Farewell to a Cubs Killer
There continues to be only crumbs for fans to digest in offseason news. The latest tidbit is that the Milwaukee Brewers have made an offer to Yu Darvish. There is no word about the size of the offer, and so it seems like the news only clouds the end date surrounding the top free agent... Read more »

Northside Nostalgia: The Beginning

Northside Nostalgia: The Beginning
As I cherished the Cubs World Series Championship last offseason the idea came to me to create a series of articles touching on the long history of the franchise and its devoted fanbase. Prior to ending the drought, history had weighed on all who rooted for this club. Past failures were always present and anyone... Read more »
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The difference a year makes

The difference a year makes
I took this picture from the right field bleachers on September 21, 2013, the first and only Cubs game I attended in person that year. They actually beat the Braves 3-1 that day, but were on their way to nearly 100 losses that season. Travis Wood started that Saturday and threw 7 strong innings before some... Read more »

I almost hated Jason Heyward for eternity

I almost hated Jason Heyward for eternity
Let me start by saying, that I have loved Jason Heyward for a while. I think it started in 2015. Seeing his approach at the plate and his defense in RF was really very awesome. I wanted him on the Cubs then, and I really can’t believe it actually happened. That being said. It wasn’t... Read more »

The narrative vs. the numbers

The narrative vs. the numbers
If you’ve ever read or studied Joseph Campbell, then you’re familiar with the idea of the hero’s journey and his notion that all hero stories follow a basic pattern. If you’re not, take a few minutes and watch this, and pay particular attention to the time described as the Crisis. When things are at their... Read more »
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9/18/2008: Finding Solace in a Cubs Game

9/18/2008: Finding Solace in a Cubs Game
Surprisingly, one of my most clear memories of a Cubs game is of one that I did not actually see. Regardless of what else is going on in the sports world, my mind nearly always gravitates toward the return of baseball at this time of year, so I am going to pay tribute to a... Read more »