Tag: Cubs

Remember when the Cubs won the World Series?

Remember when the Cubs won the World Series?
Euphoria. A happiness that almost felt illegal to feel. A joy that had not been experienced in a lifetime. These are all things that describe my feeling on the night of November 2nd when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Does anyone remember that night? A fellow blogger over at “I’ve Got The Hippy... 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: 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 »

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 »

My first blogiversary. Is that a word??

My first blogiversary. Is that a word??
Today marks a milestone for me as the first anniversary of my blog with Chicagonow. This is a huge deal for me as a person who has struggled with a serious ADD problem. That’s self diagnosed of course. In the beginning I was a bit concerned that I would run out of things to write... Read more »
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Ron Santo and The Hall of Fame, it's about damned time

Ron Santo and The Hall of Fame, it's about damned time
To watch this video trailer for the Ron Santo Documentary, “This Old Cub” is to feel and capture the essence of one of baseball’s greatest players ever. And finally today, that greatness has been recognized. For anyone who has ever seen the film, there is a scene in which Santo awaits a call letting him... 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 »

Cubs/Wrigley/Redford, what a combo

So, a few weeks ago I had mentioned that I would be paying closer attention to the Cubs this year. After an eight year hiatus I am going to take a giant leap of faith and allow them back into my life. After writing that I admit I have forgotten all about it. That is,... Read more »
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