Posts in category "Cubs"

My Afternoon Playing Softball on Wrigley Field

The Kup and the Starwood Preferred Guest Marquee
On Friday I was lucky enough to be able to crash a softball game at Wrigley Field. The game was hosted by Starwood Preferred Guest for members of its loyalty program who had accrued enough points to partake in this awesome event. Also on hand adding to the festive climate were Clark the Cub and... Read more »

10 Best Baseball Seasons by a Player With a Jheri Curl

But before we get to the list, I had to present the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Medium of the Jheri Curl to Pascual Perez. The man has earned it. Thanks for you all you did, Pascual. <br><br> Ok, now on to the list.
Jheri! Jheri! Jheri! The rule for inclusion on this list is pretty easy: The player must have had a Jheri curl for most of that season as far as I could tell. To make this list a player needed to be in both his baseball prime and his plumage prime from about 1986-1989, when baseball... Read more »

Clark the Cub was Financed by 50 Shades of Grey Movie Marketers

Clark the Cub was Financed by 50 Shades of Grey Movie Marketers
(this is satire) It was recently discovered that Clark the Cub, the Cubs’ new mascot, is the result of an advanced-marketing scheme by Universal Pictures for the third installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy due out in 2023. Under this marketing plan, Clark will condition children to be more accepting of BDSM once... Read more »
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Crosstown Classic Wrigleyville Photo Essay: You Could not cut the Apathy With a Samurai Sword

Crosstown Classic Wrigleyville Photo Essay: You Could not cut the Apathy With a Samurai Sword
Now that Dioner Navarro, of all people, is the current leader for Best Crosstown Classic game ever, it’s time to admit that marketing-firm-named Crosstown Classic has never been a classic and has lost just about all of it’s luster. I took a walk to Wrigley for today’s game- the last of the only four (though... Read more »

5 Ways CPS Students Can Be Productive During The CTU Strike

5 Ways CPS Students Can Be Productive During The CTU Strike
Since Chicago isn’t a wealthy city like say, East Saint Louis, IL;  Gary, Indiana or Compton we can’t afford to educate our kids. Maybe if our sales tax were the highest in the nation we could afford such a pie-in-the-sky dream. But that is looking upon the hole and not upon the doughnut. I’m actually... Read more »

Gino's East or Giordano's? Wrigley Field or Soldier Field? Google Results Declare Winners in 20 Chicago Rivalries

Gino's East or Giordano's? Wrigley Field or Soldier Field? Google Results Declare Winners in 20 Chicago Rivalries
We Chicagoans love to compare.  We will always  compare our city to New York, just like we’ll always debate  who serves  the best deep dish pizza and which side of town hosts the superior baseball team. I thought Google results could be one simple metric to declare a winner, and while I was a it... Read more »
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7 Benefits of NOT Loving the Cubs Unconditionally in 2011

Much like soap operas and action movies- Sports watching is escapism. Your life gets annoying at times so you escape for 3 hours by watching sports. But eventually when your escapement of suckitude results in even more suckitude, rational people, "fix the glitch", like Bob in Office Space says by watching, (God forbid, actually doing) things that don't suck.
I’m a conditional lover. Everything is perpetually up for evaluation.  If one remains faithfully married for 60 years, they’re loyal. Conversely, if you stay married to a woman that kicks you in the nuts 87 times a day, you’re either an imbecile or a masochist. And you’re ESPECIALLY an imbecile or masochist if you’ve never... Read more »

5 Jobs Cubs GM Jim Hendry Would be Great at

That would be sweet.
Fact: The Cubs have the third highest payroll in the National League, behind only Philadelphia and Los Angeles.  Fact: Jim Hendry has been the Cubs General Manager since July 5, 2002 Fact: Since no current Cubs currently labor under a contract that pre-dates July 5, 2002, Jim Hendry is responsible for every single player on... Read more »

Top 5 people you will see at Wrigley Field on Opening Day

Top 5 people you will see at Wrigley Field on Opening Day
Hopefully you fall into one of these 5 categories, or you will be watching the Cubs take on the Pirates from the comfort of your very own cubicle. ————————“Like” Lists That Actually Matter on Facebook.
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Six Reasons it Sucks being a Cubs Fan

I have had the misfortune of being a Cubs fan my entire life. It has been a miserable experience – hold Ozzy Osbourne’s infamous rendition of Take Me Out to the Ball Game.  The sad part is, even without the 100+ years of losing, there are still plenty of reasons it sucks being a Cubs... Read more »