Posts in category "Cubs"

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 »

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 »
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Dallas Cowboys Surprise Season Ticket Holders. So Why Can't the Chicago Cubs Be Just as Creative?

Me (babbling female) attempting to engage in “sports small talk” with her Sports Guy: “Did you hear that all of the Dallas Cowboys season ticket holders received (along with their regular game tickets) tickets to see the Cowboys in the PLAYOFFS and tickets if the team should make it to the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP game? Him:... Read more »

Clark the Cub (Chicago Cubs New Mascot) Benny the Bull and Mickey Mouse Walk Into A Bar…

Chicago Mascots, Clark the Cub, Benny the Bull and their buddy Mickey have a night out on the town and the conversation turns serious. Benny the Bull: “Hey guys, are your heads secure? Are your heads bolted down? Velcro isn’t good enough. You heard what happened to that (unofficial) Cubby Mascot in Wrigleyville. He was... Read more »

Marc Strickland the Chicago Cubs' Team Psychologist Has Been Let Go -Three Ideas to Fill the Shrink Void

`The Chicago Cubs’ team psychologist, Marc Strickland, is history. As one might surmise the Cubs are most likely an emotionally vulnerable group – bearing the burden of 106 years of failure to win a World Series. The 2014 baseball season is days away and the powers that be need to think out of the box... Read more »
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A Seat at the Bar with Mike Royko

I walked into The Billy Goat Tavern, a subterranean saloon underneath Michigan Avenue …a real dive that oozes character like no other. A Chicago institution immortalized by the infamous Saturday Night Live skit: Cheezborger, Cheezborger, No Fries – Chips…remember John Belushi, Bill Murray, Robert Klein—–a classic. Yellowed pictures and articles and news clippings cover the... Read more »

Old Style Beer no longer a Wrigley Field tradition. We can only hope.

There is an online petition to keep Old Style beer at Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs. Please, please do not sign it. Sorry , but I have a shameless and purely selfish reason for this request which I will get to shortly. Obviously, as the 2013 baseball season is coming to its finale,... Read more »

Bobbleheads and Baseball Equal Money in the Bank: Note to the Ricketts Once Again

Who doesn’t love, love, love a bobblehead doll? Big heads on tiny toy bodies. Boing, boing, bobble, bobble. Apparently everyone loves them. So, after reading a very informative article on this phenomena – I will once again – pass on this inside scoop (yes, more absolutely free marketing advice) from yours truly to the down... Read more »
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A League of Their Own Prompts Charm School For Major League Ballplayers

Remember the movie, “A League of Their Own?” It starred Tom Hanks, Gina Davis, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell and was directed by Penny Marshall? Great movie – a fictionalized depiction of the real life saga of the women who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). This league was founded by Philip K.... Read more »