Posts tagged "Wrigley Field"

How Can Cubs Win in 2014?

How Can Cubs Win in 2014?
I’m not trying to link-bait here for my first post on Cubs Insider. I promise. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Reddit is the “front page of the Internet,” a social website where millions of users gather to discuss topics like True Detective, atheism, or slow cooker recipes. Oh, and baseball. There’s a daily discussion... Read more »

So God Made a Cubs Fan

So God Made a Cubs Fan
First and foremost, I must give credit to the late, great radio man, Paul Harvey, who inspired this piece. As a kid growing up on a farm, we only picked up a few radio stations, so it was hard to miss Harvey’s iconic voice telling me the rest of the story on a daily basis.... Read more »

Can Cubs Kids "Rig" a Title?

Can Cubs Kids "Rig" a Title?
Heady, composed, brash. These are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe some of the top Cubs prospects and their mental makeup. You regularly hear the chorus of doubt from the oft-burned Cubs fans and skeptical media. Many have trouble being convinced this group won’t fail as many (top Cubs prospects)... Read more »
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Addison's Day at Wrigley

Addison's Day at Wrigley
My columns tend to skew heavily toward sarcasm, obscure pop culture references, and strange analogies.  So if that’s what you’re looking for, I’m going to go ahead and let you down easy.  No, this time I’m swapping snarky for sweet. If you read “Mamas, Don’t let Your Babies Grow up to be Cubbies,” then you... Read more »

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cubbies

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cubbies
Of course, this applies to the dads out there too, but that just wouldn’t have fit the song parody quite right.  So let this be a warning to those of you who don’t yet have children, and even those whose kids are still young enough to escape the madness. It’s too late for me.  My... Read more »

Tom Ricketts’ Playoff Talk Rings Hollow

Tom Ricketts’ Playoff Talk Rings Hollow
Speaking to the media in Mesa on Wednesday, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts was nothing if not optimistic.  However, I found it a little hard to detect sincerity in his words, particularly when they refer to a team that has done little to improve after losing nearly 200 games over the last two seasons. Chicago Tribune... Read more »
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Beer and Cubs Baseball Pt. 2: Breaking Bad

Beer and Cubs Baseball Pt. 2: Breaking Bad
Beer is big business and it’s not as if this new pact is the first time we’ve ever seen Bud associated with the Cubs. It was back in 2006 that Bud Light bought the naming rights to the bleachers at Wrigley. I couldn’t find the figures on that deal, but I’m sure one of my... Read more »

Who’s to Blame for the Cubs’ Bungled Business Decisions?

Who’s to Blame for the Cubs’ Bungled Business Decisions?
I’d write even if no one was there to read it, which is probably what many of my readers would prefer. But as it happens, I’ve got a bit of an audience from time to time, a fact that never ceases to humble and surprise me. One reason I’m thankful is that my readers often... Read more »

10 Bold Predictions for the Chicago Cubs in 2014

10 Bold Predictions for the Chicago Cubs in 2014
I first published this list of 10 bold predictions back in September as a freelance contribution to a pretty popular website.  I did so with the intent that I would follow back up on it a year later, like a quasi-literary time capsule.  Which reminds me, my buddy and I never retrieved that Mason jar... Read more »
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Debunking False Cubs Narratives

Debunking False Cubs Narratives
First, a show of hands: how many of you got the urge to watch Risky Business again after reading my last post?  Huh, not as many as I’d hoped for. And if you haven’t read the post, do yourself a favor and head over there now.  Don’t worry, I’ll still be here when you get... Read more »
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