Posts tagged "MLB"

Top 5 reasons to watch the Chicago Cubs

Top 5 reasons to watch the Chicago Cubs
The Major League Baseball 2013 season has begun and, for Cubs fans, this means two more years of waiting for what has turned into the self-appointed Championship season of 2015. By then, all of the talent acquired by Theo Epstein and co. will have blossomed into glorious on-the-field production, and fans will be waiting to... Read more »

Five suggestions for the Chicago Cubs new mascot

Five suggestions for the Chicago Cubs new mascot
As a part of the remodeling of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs are exploring ways to increase fan interaction at the park. Currently, the idea of introducing a team mascot is under serious consideration. Seeing as certain marketing ideas coming from the hierarchies of Cubs management have not always been well thought-out [see "Go Cubs... Read more »

A new Cubs curse? Twitter strikes again

A new Cubs curse? Twitter strikes again
Carlos Marmol allegedly told reporters yesterday that he had been traded to the Anaheim Angels. Twitter lit-up with reports that Marmol had been dealt in exchange for Angels starter Dan Haren. Numerous sources then began confirming that the trade was a done deal. Hours later, a Cubs source squashed the reports, claiming there was no... Read more »
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Potential Bob Brenly replacements, and the one man who SHOULD get the job -- Chicago Cubs

Potential Bob Brenly replacements, and the one man who SHOULD get the job -- Chicago Cubs
Let’s be honest: there is no ideal replacement for Bob Brenly. The chemistry that developed between Brenly and play-by-play man Len Kasper over the past eight seasons was nothing short of broadcasting gold, and the Cubs’ television booth will never be the same. That being said, the situation seemed just as bleak nine seasons ago,... Read more »

HAUNTS and CURSES- tales of the supernatural in the world of sports

HAUNTS and CURSES- tales of the supernatural in the world of sports
Ghosts looming throughout Wrigley Field. Dorms haunted by unfortunate football players. Spirits inside hotels, tormenting the traveling player. Horrible fragments to open my article… With October just about half-way over already, I figured it was time to get into the spirit on Gonzo Sports Chicago. Curses are not the only sign of the otherworldly crossing-over... Read more »

Bye week blues? 8 cures to save your Sunday [Slideshow]

Fantasy Football indulgers should have no problem during any week of the NFL season. Keeping track of all the goings-on should easily occupy anyone seeking to become a fantasy football wizard.
After getting used to a consistent hook-up of Bears over the last five weeks, Chicagoland is now stuck in bye-week hell. No Bears fix for any of this week- so what are we to do? Here’s a few suggestions to help you through your Bears-less Sunday.
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Why the MLB Wild Card Playoff Format is Good for Baseball

Why the MLB Wild Card Playoff Format is Good for Baseball
When Major League Baseball announced its new format for Wild Card teams in the first round of the playoffs, like many, I was not sure if I approved of the change or not. Allowing two teams to earn Wild Card spots, then setting them against each other in a one-game playoff, seemed rather arbitrary. Why... Read more »

You Might Be a Meatball if...

You Might Be a Meatball if...
Let’s face it: if you’re a Chicago sports fan, you inherently have a bit of meatball in you. Some of us, however, exhibit this terrifying, yet alluring quality a bit more than others. With that, I give you ten sure signs you boast a heavy dose of meatball.   You might be a Meatball if:... Read more »

"Go Cubs Go" Needs to Go Away

"Go Cubs Go" Needs to Go Away
Cub fans have not enjoyed much winning baseball at Wrigley Field this year, but yesterday the crowd was treated to a legitimately exciting comeback victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. After tying the game with a 6-run sixth inning, the Northsiders eventually won the game 12-11, with a 3-spot in the bottom of the ninth. Then... Read more »
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