Posts tagged "Cubs"

Grandpa, these Cubs are for real

I barely knew my grandfather. Grandpa Ben passed away shortly after I turned nine.  Yes, a long time ago. His legacy, however, despite being a wonderfully warm man, is accentuated by the respect he had from people who knew him. I do, for whatever reason, remember my dad calling him “senator”, ala the way folks... Read more »

Cubs plans strike at the heart of Americana...

The news that the Cubs are moving the Peoria Chiefs to Kane County is disturbing. Not because Peoria deserves the Cubs, or because one Cubs minor league team in Chicago is enough, it’s because Kane County just isn’t the place for single-A baseball. Minor league baseball needs to be played in minor league cities where... Read more »

It goes beyond the North Side..

Let me start by making one thing clear – I’m a Cubs fan. Period. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, I’m more than a little partial to the North Siders.  Don’t ask why, but I think it has something to do with my mother dropping me when I was a baby.  Even... Read more »

Holy Cow -- Rival groups to clash during G-8 Summit

The visit by President Obama this week raised new concerns about security and disruptions that will coincide with the upcoming G-8 summit and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)  scheduled for May 19 – 21 right here in Chicago. Security is a concern because of the number of world leaders converging here and the possibility that... Read more »

A new coach for the Cubs?

This is not breaking news.  The Cubs stink this year.  As a lifelong Cubs fan, I have heard a myriad of excuses. They have included too many day games, the college of coaches, the goat, Steve Bartman, the Tribune company, the lack of a strong owner and, well — the list goes on and on. This year, however, there’s a... Read more »

I read the news today, oh, boy...

I had to check – much to my surprise, there is no full moon. It’s just a day loaded with strange news.  Some of the stories which grace the pages of “the bright one” or the “world’s greatest newspaper” include, but are not limited to the following.  By the way, to quote Dave Barry, I... Read more »