Category: Cubs

Cubs vs. Nationals Game Five: If the Cubs lose will it really be my fault?

All of the pent-up excitement of the Cubs monumental 2016 Series Championship continues to pump up adrenalin in the 2017 season. Fans have kept up the faith with their eyes on a Glorious Repeat even when a setback or two cast a slight shadow on the possibility. No worries. Hope was never dismissed and visions... Read more »

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 »
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No Bears Despair this year as Chicago still proudly flies the W

Football. Chicago Bears football. Deplorable. We are approaching week 12 – three quarters of the way into the 2016 Season and again our team, the once “Monsters of the Midway” have drained the die-hard fans of all but a teeny weeny, measly sliver of any hope to make it into the playoffs. Consequently, My Sports... 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 »

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

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Wrigleyville Alderman Tom Tunney and the Ricketts' Booze Debates are Absurd

Last Sunday, in Chicago, we are kicking off the annual Wells Street and Old Town Art Fairs with brunch at Orso’s on Wells. My Sports Guy is perusing sports news on his I-Pad over omelettes, when he starts relating the latest brouhaha involving the Ricketts (owners of the Chicago Cubs) and the Wrigleyville Alderman Tom... Read more »

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 »