Tag: Chicago Cubs

Cubs win the NLDS: Now it's getting serious

Cubs win the NLDS: Now it's getting serious
Dear Cubs, WOW, just WOW. The greatest post season comeback in history. You did it. I am still in a state of shock and I’m guessing you are too. No one does that – I mean no one!! And yet, you did. But now, it’s time to get serious. In 2003 I was at the... Read more »

An open letter to Tom Ricketts: If the Cubs play in the world series, give free tickets to lifelong Cubs fans over the age of 80

An open letter to Tom Ricketts: If the Cubs play in the world series, give free tickets to lifelong Cubs fans over the age of 80
Dear Mr. Ricketts, As a lifelong Cubs fan I have spent thousands of hours wishing and hoping that I will someday live to see your team play in a World Series. It’s hard to even imagine the joy and thrill of having that experience and wonder if this, this year of 2016, is truly THE... Read more »

Cubs opening day: Just once I'd like to have reason to hope

Cubs opening day: Just once I'd like to have reason to hope
Once upon a time and a very long time ago it was, I had hope. Oh sure, I have hope for many things – for Bravo to have a Real Housewives of Chicago, for Tim Gunn to seek me out for Project Runway; things like that. But for many years now, I have to admit... Read more »
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The Chicago Cubs: in twenty years I hope I don't have to write this

The Chicago Cubs: in twenty years I hope I don't have to write this
Dear Cubs, It’s 2033. I am 75 years old and I have been with you guys a long time. Since 1969. Hell that’s a couple of lifetimes to some. But one thing has never changed: you still haven’t won a World Series. I stopped going to games back in 2013. I went to your last... Read more »

Hope for the Cubs, from a Giants fan

Hope for the Cubs, from a Giants fan
Earlier in the week I wrote about the Chicago Cubs and how all we as fans have is hope. I received this wonderful response and would like to share it. So, my first guest post ever, courtesy of a San Francisco Giants fan, in support of our beloved Cubs. He writes: Dear Teppi Jacobsen, I... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs: Hope is all we'll ever have

The Chicago Cubs: Hope is all we'll ever have
Once upon a time I was an 11 year old kid who spent every waking moment possible at Wrigley Field. And I had the highest of hopes. Even after I watched them crumble in 1969 (thanks black cat), I had hope. Hope, hope, hope. That my friends is all any Cub fan has to hold... Read more »
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Kerry Wood retires; a modern day "Natural"

Kerry Wood retires;  a modern day "Natural"
Funny how I just posted a clip on my last blog of Robert Redford in “The Natural” and today Kerry Wood announces his retirement. The reason I mention the clip is during it, Robert (Roy Hobbs) speaks of his regret of missing 16 years of baseball due to an unfortunate incident. He speaks of how... Read more »

Cubs opening day: What will it ever take for things to change?

Cubs opening day: What will it ever take for things to change?
Perhaps I’m just a glutton for punishment. Maybe I simply live in a dream world. I actually thought that yesterday’s home opener on such a sunny yet windy day, would produce a win. Call me crazy. It was my 25th wedding anniversary and I thought it would be a beautiful day for a ball game.... Read more »

Hey Hey, CUBS WIN!!! For a change?? Let us pray.

Dear Gods of baseball and all things sports like and angels of great batting and pitching and spirits of great fielding: Today I was at Wrigley Field. It was supposed to be cool and rainy and yet it was a gorgeous, mostly sunny and warm day. Perfect. It was a good size crowd, good moods... Read more »
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Cubs Home Opener: I came, I saw, I got soaked

For anyone who doesn't believe the longevity of my commitment to the Cubs.
Early this morning having already forgotten that I had wanted to go to the game today, I was feeling very much under the weather. I had already scheduled a sales call for today and called to cancel. I was going to stay in bed with the covers pulled up and watch on TV.  Shortly after... Read more »