Posts tagged "Cubs"

Is There Something Going On? Kris Bryant Debuts

Is There Something Going On? Kris Bryant Debuts
Don’t know if you heard, but Kris Bryant is debuting today at Wrigley Field.  I’m sure if I went lurking around the White Sox corners of the internet, there would be the requisite bitching about how this is a Cubs town, people forecasting his failure, in fact hoping for it, and the general little brother... Read more »

All You Need To Need to Know About Spring Training: Will Farrell

All You Need To Need to Know About Spring Training: Will Farrell
Before you accuse me of hating Will Farrell, you should know I quote Ricky Bobby on a regular basis, when I want to annoy my wife I channel his “Overly Literate Lover” character, and I thought he was underrated in Stranger Than Fiction.  But his flogging his next project by appearing in every spring training... Read more »

You Can't Win If You Don't Play: White Sox and Joe Maddon

You Can't Win If You Don't Play: White Sox and Joe Maddon
There are some really exciting, young baseball players in Chicago right now.  There is a possibility that some more will make their way to the big leagues by 2015 and help the team with a playoff push.  As it happens, one of the best managers in baseball, a pretty strong consensus if there ever was... Read more »
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Series 11 White Sox v. Cubs: Classic

Series 11 White Sox v. Cubs: Classic
The White Sox took three of four from the Evil Chicago Cubs.  My life is validated.  I am whole.  I can lord this thrilling victory of the Crosstown Cub over two thirds of the Chicago baseball loving public.  My White Sox Fan brethren and I an proudly jut our collective jar out to the world... Read more »

Cubs vs. White Sox Chicago's Crosstown Classic?

Cubs vs. White Sox Chicago's Crosstown Classic?
Now we come to that point of the season that has been declining in interest for at least the last four years, maybe more.  I feel like I’ve written about this before.  That’s right, I did.  Matt Speigel wants us to believe that these games still matter, that there is some sort of civic rivalry... Read more »

The Cubs Are Being Petty About Sammy Sosa

The Cubs Are Being Petty About Sammy Sosa
I worked at Wrigley Field from 1996-1998 as a security guard, predominantly in the right field bleachers.  At almost every game I worked, Sammy Sosa would coming running out at the beginning of the game and the crowd would go insane, especially those siting in right field.  It was a lovelfest.  Two of those three... Read more »
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Tanaka and the Difference Between Two Fan Bases

Tanaka and the Difference Between Two Fan Bases
After the Tanaka signing, my twitter feed was awash in upset, snark and disappointment, mostly from Cubs fans, with a smattering of “the Yankees are ruining baseball.”  Later on in the day I saw a couple of White Sox beat guys chime in with stories of that team’s pursuit of the latest Japanese import, but... Read more »

The 10 Biggest Disappointments in Chicago Baseball.

The 10 Biggest Disappointments in Chicago Baseball.
This year has been quite the disappointment for White Sox fans, but not a crushing disappointment, that feeling of, “how could they not make the playoffs or win a world series, or go on a championship run?” The prompt for this list (credit where credit is due) comes from Boers and Bernstein when they recounted... Read more »

The Ten Most Memorable Games I've Attended

Cleveland Indians v. Toronto Blue Jays, Double Header, Bat Day  with my dad. May 17 1981.                                   I could go with my first game as well, but this one stands out probably because it was just me and my dad, not a parish group or anybody else.  I really can’t tell you too much about the game, except I got a Toby Harrah bat, it was cold, and we stayed through most of the second game.  As you can guess, a cold mid-May day wasn’t the most crowded game ever, but at old Cleveland Municipal Stadium, even a good crowd looked small.  When I looked up this game on Baseball_Reference.com I saw that the attendance was over 40K.  In a building that held over 70K it was just over half full.  One last memory: on the way back to the car, we parked on the street which was also cool, we were approached by an obviously drunk guy.  After a quick conversation, my dad ordered me to give him the bat.  I always thought that was an overreaction, but having kids of my own, I get it.  Not sure if I would react the same way, but I get it.
Thinking about it, I can’t remember the last time I did a list blog post, if ever, especially here at the Chicago Now office.  Writing about the White Sox is quite a chore these days, so why the hell not?  The recent fog game at US Cellular reminded me of a fog game I attended... Read more »
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Fixing Interleague Play. (Among other things.)

Fixing Interleague Play. (Among other things.)
Does anybody have Crosstown Cup fever?  Judging by the attendance at US Cellular Field, not so much.  Furthermore TV ratings for Monday’s game were painfully low as well.  Yes, the Blackhawks were in a do or die game, but will there be that big of a bump when the Hawks aren’t playing?  I doubt it. ... Read more »