Category: baseball

Will Dearly Departed Cubs Fans get to sing at the Old Ballpark?

More marketing advice to the Cubs a.k.a. The Ricketts Family (owners of the Cubs franchise). This time I am focusing on all of the future Dearly Departed Cubs Fans. Yep – it’s inevitable. Now, since many in this demographic FOR DECADES PRIOR have expressed their dire wish, “Please God, let me see the Cubs win... Read more »

2016 World Series Baby Boomers are arriving and the Cubs should step up to the plate

Since some precious new Cubs fans are being born and other Cubs fans are undoubtedly “passing”, I am proposing additional marketing and PR ideas for The Ricketts, venerable owners of the Cubs franchise.. MY IDEAS RE: THE “WORLD SERIES NEWBORNS” Lo and behold, there happens to be a surge of newborns not coincidentally nine months... Read more »

The warning: If you go to the World Series at Wrigley Field you could end up in the ER

The Chicago Cubs are playing in a World Series – first time since 1945 and hoping to win this time after a 108 year drought. Down in the series 3-2, but the city doesn’t stop believing. My jubilant Sports Guy is manic – but alas, there is a dark cloud surrounding his exuberance. Sigh. Apparently,... Read more »
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Ricketts Family - About your new Hotel Zachary across from Wrigley Field ...we need to talk

Just read that the name of the hotel being constructed smack dab across from Wrigley Field will be called Hotel Zachary AND apparently WON’T have a “sports theme” of any kind!?! WRIGLEY HOTEL TO DOWNPLAY BASEBALL…No stuffed chairs in the lobby meant to look like baseballs or historic photos of Wrigley Field lining the walls…”... Read more »

Time-Travel to 1908 to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series? No thank you.

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Cubs Lose Double-Header to the Padres and Why I am Very Scared

Cubs Lose a Double-Header to the Padres…no big deal, right? But let me tell you why… I am scared. And let me also say this…as a true Cubs fan, I have been programmed to have LOW EXPECTATIONS – and therefore I am never too disappointed. Right? This mindset has worked for the masses (with few... Read more »
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Anticipation is Keeping Me Waiting: Cubs vs. Pirates is Do or Die

Holy Cow. It’s Game Day. Our very own Chicago Cubs vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight – we are playing one “do or die” game on the way to being World Series Champs, and the pressure is on. The ANTICIPATION is huge. Cubs Fans everywhere are a little crazy, nervous and “livin’ on a prayer”. Flashback:... Read more »

His Autographed Ernie Banks Jersey and Four Stars for Good Behavior: A Great Day at Wrigley Field

Flashback to a few weeks ago-Cubs vs. Sox, the first round of the slugfest was at Wrigley and the drama was in full swing. The Cubbies were down two games. Damn. We headed out to the Sunday game to ward off the threat of an embarrassing sweep. Bonus: Besides the Cubs vs. Sox traditional fun,... Read more »

Could the Chicago White Sox Have a Secret Plan to Woo Cubs Fans? Code Word: Wet Wipes

It looks like the White Sox organization has hatched a sinister plan to convert fans from Team Cubs to Team Sox. And, yes, my friends…it involves Wet Wipes. Cue the music from Dragnet: Dum De Dum Dum. Here is how it unraveled…My Sports Guy and I – always checking out new venues (a.k.a. bars), ventured... Read more »
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Ten Things I Loved about Jackie Robinson West USA Little League Champs and the One Thing that Made Me Cringe

Jackie Robinson West, Chicago Little League Team extraordinaire – 2014 USA Champions! The heavens parted and the sympathetic sports gods smiled down on the city of Chicago with this brilliant ray of sunshine. A city plagued by two disappointing Major League Baseball teams have been blessed with an amazing team of young and accomplished All... Read more »