Tag: Chicago Cubs

I chased Willie Mays down Addison Street after a Cubs-Giants game

Today is Willie Mays’s birthday. He is now the oldest living member of baseball’s Hall of Fame. Many of his contemporaries have died in recent years, so it’s wonderful that Willie is still around at age ninety to remind us of the golden era of baseball. In his prime, there wasn’t a more exciting player... Read more »

If Mark Grace is a treasured member of the Cubs family, Sammy Sosa should be, too

If Mark Grace is a treasured member of the Cubs family, Sammy Sosa should be, too
1985 Hits 1245 Runs Scored 1414 Runs Batted in 545 Home Runs 1998 National League Most Valuable Player 6 time Silver Slugger award winner 7-time All-Star The above statistics belong to former Chicago Cubs star Sammy Sosa. His name is at or near the top in these categories and more in the Cubs record book. From... Read more »

Would MLB have cancelled the season if it was the Yankees, Dodgers or Cubs testing positive for Covid-19 instead of the Marlins

Would MLB have cancelled the season if it was the Yankees, Dodgers or Cubs testing positive for Covid-19 instead of the Marlins
Brad Boxberger Brandon Kintzler Jesus Aguilar Jonathan Villar Corey Dickerson Those are among the most well known players on the current roster of the Miami Marlins baseball team. Last season the Marlins finished in last place with a record of 57-105. In 2018, they were 63-98, also in last place. We can go on and on... Read more »
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Donald Trump vs Mayor Muriel Bowser, Lisa Murkowski and the Generals in The Week In Review

Last Friday, Donald Trump was taken to the bunker in the White House basement during a protest. First he denied it. Then he said he went down on his own for an inspection. It led to hashtags of #BunkerBoy or #BunkerBitch. What a start to the week
Man oh man, it was a busy week. I know, it usually is in the age of Donald Trump, but this one was extra intense. Besides Trump, you had moments with the Mayor of D.C., the police, some former general, a few Senators and more. Take a look in the latest issue of The Week In... Read more »

So long Joe Maddon and thank you so very much

So long Joe Maddon and thank you so very much
Another baseball season has come to an end. For Cub fans, it’s wait til next year. For long time Cub fans, that’s not much different than most of the way our regular seasons have ended…until the last few years. I entered the atmosphere in June of 1952. If you were a Cub fan at that... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs don't make it easy to be a fan

The Chicago Cubs don't make it easy to be a fan
I have a simple philosophy. I keep my political leanings and my entertainment choices separate. It’s cleaner that way. Everyone should do this. If you don’t, liberals would never be able to watch golf. Conservatives only music choices would be listening to Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. Their television would be tuned in to “Charles... Read more »
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Remembering Frank Robinson: Childhood memories are the best

Remembering Frank Robinson: Childhood memories are the best
My brain works in a mysterious way. Yeah, I know that those of you who read this blog regularly are thinking, no kidding. That’s not what I’m talking about here. It’s more about how I process memories. Long term remembrances are no problem. I can tell you about events that happened fifty years ago in great... Read more »

Is there a place in Major League Baseball for Addison Russell?

Is there a place in Major League Baseball for Addison Russell?
Domestic violence rears it’s ugly head again. The ruling came down today. Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been suspended for forty games. It was less than three weeks ago that Russell’s ex-wife Melisa published a blog that detailed the mental and physical abuse she took from her then husband. A lot of it came... Read more »

The stress of throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field

The stress of throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field
When I last left you, it was the Friday before the big event. Two days until I tossed out the first pitch before the Cubs-Reds game. No big deal, right? WRONG!!! A very big deal…OY!!! It’s not just the toss from the mound, although there’s some of that; it’s all the things leading up to that... Read more »
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Can I throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field without embarrassing myself?

Can I throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field without embarrassing myself?
Homelessness is about to pay off….big time!! Here’s the basics: Lincoln Park Community Services, Comcast and the Chicago Cubs are hooking up. They’re doing some promotions together and raising some cash/awareness…always a good thing. It started last Monday when Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and some other volunteers stopped by the shelter to make lunch. About... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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