Posts tagged "Chicago Cubs"

A Chicago Cubs song worth hearing

Below is a video of  a Chicago Cubs song that’s worth hearing. Even though I’ve been a Chicago White Sox fan for the past 65 years, it struck me as, well, nice. No sarcasm meant here. Joe Gates sent it to me with the note: This is for die hard Cubs fans, those of us... Read more »

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, thanks Gene Baker

Ernie Banks who died Friday (Jan. 23, 2015) is rightly and fondly remembered as Mr. Cub. He’s also hailed as the first African-American to play for the Chicago Cubs. Technically that’s correct. By three days. Gene Baker, another African-American player, would have taken the field on the same day as a Cub as Banks, if the... Read more »

A Chicago Cubs-White Sox World Series?

Why not? It would be the World Series of the Century, or more. It would restore the flagging interest in Major League Baseball. And what it would do for Chicago? Well…a lot. Maybe set off another War Between the North and the South. But mostly, it would be great! Not in my 72 years have... Read more »

Raze Wrigley Field

Here’s a guy–Cubs owner Tom Ricketts–who is willing to spend a half billion dollars of his own money to improve the beloved, but decrepit, Wrigley Field. But at every turn, he has been stymied by a band of Lilliputians, the latest being Mayor Rahm Emaunel, put off by not being the first to view the latest... Read more »

Cubs owner Ricketts' threat to move Cubs out of Wrigley Field is justified

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has good reason for  moving his National League baseball club out of Chicago’s Wrigley Field and into Rosemont or anywhere else. That includes to Nashville, Jacksonville or any other place that would be thrilled to have it. The blockheads in so-called Wrigleyville who would block the renovation of the oh-so-precious... Read more »

Wrigleyville without Wrigley Field

As a suburbanite and White Sox fan, I’m quite enjoying the Shakespearean drama over the Ricketts’ family plan to renovate Wrigley Field and juice up the neighborhood  with a hotel and other developments in the oh-so-precious Wrigleyville neighborhood. The Ricketts family wants to sink $300 million into the decrepit Cubs ball yard, and another $200 million... Read more »

Why Wrigley Field must be destroyed

Here’s a great read about why the Cubs won’t win until they tear down Wrigley Field. The real “curse” isn’t Billy Goat, but the ball park itself. I always thought it was a dump anyway, offending the sensibilities of certain fans who regarded the place as some sort of shrine. A shrine for losers, if... Read more »

A White Sox fan views the Cubs' Theo Epstein

The Cubs’ hiring of Theo Epstein is great and exciting news for this White Sox fan. I view it as an important step in bringing an all-city World Series to Chicago for the first time in more than a century. (Of course, the White Sox will have to do their part too.) A re-invigorated Cubs... Read more »

Sam Zell: The Tribune and Cubs merely assets?

“I don’t have any emotional attachment to assets.“–Sam Zell, owner of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Cubs in a CNBC interview about the paper’s and team’s future, as reported in the Tribune.Maybe that’s why he’s worth–what?–billions, and why those of us who love the newspapers and baseball teams we grew up with aren’t worth billions.... Read more »

The Cubs need a new, tougher name, befitting Chicago

Not that they need my pity, but at this All-Star break, even I’m feeling sorry for Cub fans. No, this is not a “ha-ha, my White Sox are better than your team” or a “I hate the Cubs” column. This, as a fellow Chicagoan, is an honest sense of frustration that this team so often... Read more »
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