Tag: Cubs

Ten Things the Cubs Can Do with Ron Santo’s Stuff Instead of Tossing It in a Dumpster

In case you haven’t heard, the Chicago Cubs made a faux pas the other day even bigger than their proposed Jumbotron. You see, they “accidentally” threw a bunch of Ron Santo memorabilia in the trash. It’s been a banner year for my beloved Cubbies, and “banner” is the appropriate term here, considering that one of... Read more »

“Reminiscence League” Helps Baseball Fans with Alzheimer’s

Given the recent crackdown on baseball players using performance-enhancing drugs – and the disgust that many of us feel toward the sport right now – a baseball story may be the last thing you want to read. But this one is different. It’s a good one. You’ve got to trust me on this, considering that... Read more »

Cubs Management Apologizes for Pitcher and Mug Set Debacle

My curiosity was piqued last week when I received an email from the Cubs Ambassador Program regarding my blog post about their mishandled pitcher and mug set promotion on May 17 (If you missed it, you can read the whole story here.). A nice representative named Tom wanted to call me to discuss the matter.... Read more »

Cubs Management Tricks Us to Spend Early, Bribes Us to Leave Early

It was a beautiful day for a baseball game on Friday, May 17. As Harry Caray would have said, “Just look at this azure sky!” My husband and I were excited for our day off from work to see the Cubbies play at my beloved Wrigley Field (I would say “our” beloved, but my husband... Read more »

Seven Reasons Why Cubs Fans Make Great Caregivers

This post was originally published on April 4, 2012. In celebration of Opening Day at Wrigley Field for the 2013 season, I’m republishing the post in its entirety. (Note: Two minor changes were made to reflect that at the time of publication, it was Opening Day, not the eve of such.) If you are from... Read more »

Kerry Wood’s Retirement Creates Opportunity to Help Caregiving Youth

I wholeheartedly agree with Kerry Wood’s decision to retire. It’s sad, but it’s time. I’m thankful for Wood’s dedication and loyalty to the Cubs and the city of Chicago. I’m going to choose to remember his best moments as a brilliant pitcher and forgive the rest. I truly believe that his heart has always been... Read more »

Cubs Fans Not Only Make Great Caregivers – They Make Great Care Receivers Too

One week ago today, I made the case that Cubs fans make great caregivers. A few days later, one of my readers helped me remember something just as important. Cubs fans make great care receivers too. The reader responsible for this maxim is Michael Melinger from Home Instead Senior Care, an organization providing in-home care... Read more »

Seven Reasons Why Cubs Fans Make Great Caregivers

If you are from Chicago and are on the proper side of the crosstown rivalry, you know that tomorrow is a very special day. It’s a day when hope springs eternal and anything is possible. It’s a day to forget about past disappointments and to believe in the power of faith. And because it’s April... Read more »