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Is there a place in Major League Baseball for Addison Russell?

Is there a place in Major League Baseball for Addison Russell?
Domestic violence rears it’s ugly head again. The ruling came down today. Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been suspended for forty games. It was less than three weeks ago that Russell’s ex-wife Melisa published a blog that detailed the mental and physical abuse she took from her then husband. A lot of it came... Read more »

The stress of throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field

The stress of throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field
When I last left you, it was the Friday before the big event. Two days until I tossed out the first pitch before the Cubs-Reds game. No big deal, right? WRONG!!! A very big deal…OY!!! It’s not just the toss from the mound, although there’s some of that; it’s all the things leading up to that... Read more »

Can I throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field without embarrassing myself?

Can I throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field without embarrassing myself?
Homelessness is about to pay off….big time!! Here’s the basics: Lincoln Park Community Services, Comcast and the Chicago Cubs are hooking up. They’re doing some promotions together and raising some cash/awareness…always a good thing. It started last Monday when Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and some other volunteers stopped by the shelter to make lunch. About... Read more »
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What's the best thing to do in Chicago in the fall?

What's the best thing to do in Chicago in the fall?
It’s the last Wednesday of the month. Eight PM. That means it’s time for another version of ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz hour. Here’s the rules: You get a topic. You have an hour to write about the topic. It’s that simple. Tonight’s topic: see the title of this post HA! Fall is one of my favorite seasons... Read more »

There should be sunscreen dispensers at MLB stadiums

There should be sunscreen dispensers at MLB stadiums
The Chicago Cubs just finished a successful eight game home stand. Seven wins and only one loss. They even took two of three games from those pesky Cincinnati Reds. All of the games were played during the day time hours. Very unusual, even for a team that does play most of their games in the... Read more »

The Week In Review: The April snow edition

Monday was the home opening day for the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Naturally it snowed. Game cancelled until the next day...when it was going to be about 35 degrees. April baseball in cold weather cities....Good Idea!!
It’s the middle of April so naturally that means there is snow in Chicago which affects outdoor events. Here’s a look at the weather and oh yeah…other strange events in The Week In Review: Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »
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I feel bad for Dusty Baker

I feel bad for Dusty Baker
The first game of the National League Championship Series gets started in about an hour. Cubs vs Dodgers. The Cubs looking to repeat as champions. The Dodgers looking for their first trip to the World Series in almost thirty years. Not there again are the Washington Nationals. Not there again is Dusty Baker…and I’m feeling... Read more »

The Whorification of Wrigley Field

The Whorification of Wrigley Field
It was September 4, 2005. Jimmy Buffett played the first of two shows at Wrigley Field, in Chicago. Wrigley had been used as a home field for other sports teams besides the Cubs. The Chicago Bears of the NFL and the Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League had played their games there. This... Read more »

The Week in Review: July 24-31

Let's start with a state. Texas has decided they want their own transgender bathroom law. Apparently it worked out so well for North Carolina, that Texas has decided they need one, too. Apparently they didn't believe the billions in lost revenue from the boycott of NC over their bill. Dudes in Texas, your state has more places to lose these events and you're going to lose maybe five times what North Carolina did. Here's some financial advice, don't do this. Here's some human decency advice, don't do this.
I got a little behind so this is more like the week and a half in review. That’s cool because it gives more time for the nuttiness to show up. This week, politicians, commentators and even states got, to paraphrase Mooch, fucking crazy. Here’s a look at that craziness. That’s all for this week. It... Read more »
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Don't wait to do something you feel is important because next year is never guaranteed

Don't wait to do something you feel is important because next year is never guaranteed
I was planning a trip to the Phoenix area for last March. I had a few people to see and multiple things to do but at the top of the list was going to see the Cubs in Spring Training. I wanted to watch a practice on their back fields with my fellow blogger/friend John... Read more »
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