Posts tagged "cubs"

Warning: Sports Talk Will Infringe on the Shopping Spree - My BFF Learns a Lesson

Last week my best friend Roseann came to visit for a few days. One morning over coffee, we were planning our day and chitchatting when (I guess) in the spirit of politely including My Guy in the conversation – she made a huge mistake. Because she knows what a Sports Nut he is, these are... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »