In some ways, the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs were meant for each other. Both had/have major droughts. The NU college football team just won their first bowl game since 1949, and the college basketball has never ever made the NCAA Tournament, 70+ tries. As you’ve heard a million times, the Cubs haven’t been to... Read more »
In the 2000s, the Chicago Cubs
and the owners of the rooftops surrounding Wrigley Field had quite a tiff going on. The Cubs
put up fences in the bleachers blocking the view of the Wrigleyville rooftops, so the rooftop owners built their seats higher above it. Then the ballclub put up another screen blocking the view, claiming it was for “post 9/11 security screens.” After years of squabbling they settled on the small business owners giving them 17%.
You can see how both sides have a point- the local businesses help build the Wrigleyville neighborhood up from dangerous ghetto on the outskirts to trendy, adult playground. The Cubs
have a point in that someone else is directly profiting off their product. Well the years of detente are over and it looks like there’s going to be another battle over revenue between the two interests...
Air travelers passing through Chicago O’Hare International Airport can now get a taste of the Friendly Confines and take a piece of Cubs history home to share with family and friends. The Chicago Cubs today unveiled the Cubs Bar & Grill, which is a licensing deal with HMSHost and the Chicago Department of Aviation. The... Read more »
The Chicago Cubs
are on pace to lose at least 105 games, and 110 is on the table. For historical reference, the club record for Ls is 103. Things are getting so bad for the Cubbies that even their logo is trying to flee away from the team. Take a look at Cubs
pitcher Travis Wood
, and his batting helmet.
This occurred in last night’s win over the New York Mets in which Wood out-dueled Johan Santana...
In this job market, nepotism rules. Yesterday the Chicago Cubs selected third baseman Rustin Sveum, son of Cubs manager Dale Sveum, in the 39th round (1,184th) out of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hey, it’s not what you know, but who you know right? Last year, the Cubs drafted Shawon Dunston Jr. so... Read more »
“Could the Cubs send Ryan Dempster 8.1 miles south to the White Sox?” That was the question posed by WSCR’s David Schuster during the Sox pregame show Saturday. “Dempster has pitched well but has nothing to show for it,” Schuster further explained minutes before the White Sox took on the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular... Read more »
Today’s White Sox vs. Cubs series began with very little pomp and circumstance. Since 2008, when both teams were in first place upon meeting, the red line rivalry has approached with less excitement and intrigue every season. This year, both teams entered with very low expectations and so far living down to them, as each... Read more »
By 5:30 pm central time today, we will receive confirmation of what we already know- that Northwestern is not being selected for the NCAA Tournament. Just like every year that they have played college basketball, they will not be taking part in the big dance. Their season will continue on in the NIT, meaning that... Read more »
Last season, ticket sales got so slow for the Chicago Cubs that they were giving tickets away, literally. Not of course for the big games versus the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals– but for many contests during the season you could easily find free tickets on the street. Now you... Read more »
The Chicago Cubs today reached three million fans at Wrigley Field for the eighth season in a row and will be one of only four major league baseball franchises to surpass the mark every year starting in 2004. Remember, this for tickets sold, not fans showing up. Because we’ve seen how empty Wrigley has been... Read more »