Posts in category "Cubs"

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 »

Memo to Wrigleyville Alderman Tom Tunney: Sharknado is Fiction and So is Beernado. Relax.

Recently we watched “Sharknado” – a TV movie with the very plausible plot involving zillions of SHARKS that get swept up from the ocean into a TORNADO (get it – Sharknado) and then the sharks get spewed out all over causing terror and mayhem in the streets of Los Angeles.  It could happen, right?  Well,... Read more »

Wrigley Field Troughs Are More Than Just Urinals And The Ladies Need A Counterpart

Catching a morning TV news blip: “Stay tuned to hear what most people prefer, paper towels or air dryers in public bathrooms.” Slow news day? Maybe – but wait…recent Breaking News was that – drum roll please – the infamous and historic long metal trough urinals are remaining in the Wrigley Field Men’s Rooms. Yea! (Actual... Read more »
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Harry Caray Gives Wrigleyville Alderman Tom Tunney a Reality Check

I had just returned from travelling, and was catching up on Chicago news – when I read that The Whining, Complaining Wrigleyville Residents and their fearless Mouthpiece, Alderman Tom the Terrible Tunney are still negotiating with the Ricketts? “Unbelievable, these people just don’t get it.” I am venting out loud. “What’s wrong now?” My Guy... Read more »