Tag: 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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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 »