Posts in category "Cubs"

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 »

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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Why a Die-Hard Chicago Sports Guy cannot be out of town this time of year

We had escaped the miserable Chicago winter – retreating to our tropical paradise – sun, sand, sea and fun. Living the dream. So WHY was my Die-Hard Sports Guy having bouts of periodic gloominess and anxiety? Answer: We were in the middle of the “High Sports Season”, Bulls and Blackhawks in the playoffs and the... Read more »