Here comes the offseason

How much longer?

 

How much longer?

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing and falling. The temperature is dropping and hopefully will numb the pain of the early playoff exit and we’ll all turn our attention to other sporting interests. The Bears are better than expected, the Irish have more wins than they had all of last season (that was for you, Corey), the Bulls are young and can only be better with #1 pick Derrick Rose and, if you’re in to the sport of Pailin, the Blackhawks have some young talent as well and they’ll be playing outdoors at Wrigley.

But wait… I have a feeling that our beloved Cubbies won’t allow our attention to be diverted this offseason. Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the First Night Game

 

Today is the 20th anniversary of the first night game at Wrigley Field.  Actually, tomorrow is officially the 20th anniversary of the first night game.  The game on 8/8/88 was called after 3 1/2 innings because of weather.  At that time, my parents owned a True Value, which was one of the coroporate sponsors for the evening. Well, True Value had some contest to give tickets away and there was this sweet box you put your entry into that was shaped like the Wrigley Field sign that’s on the stadium at the corner of Clark and Addison.  I should have kept that box, it’ll probably be worth something someday considering it was designed specially for the night game.  Now I wasn’t able to win this contest because I was a family member of employees of True Value.  As an 10 year old, my parents had to explain this concept to me daily throughout the summer. 

So here we are, a short 20 years later.  I could write some great comprehensive blog documenting the best 10 moments Continue reading

Notes 6/27/08

Yes, I was at Wrigley for the awful game on Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles.  This game was painful for me to sit through.  I am willing to take responsibility for this ugly game.  I took Continue reading

Asshats of the Week

Ozzie Guillen and Kenny Williams

The title of Asshat of the Week is being shared this week by White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen and GM Kenny Williams.  Ozzie for his comments about Wrigley and Kenny for his comments about the Cubs.  These guys have a major little-brother complex Continue reading

World Series Preview – Cubs vs. Rays

This upcoming Cubs vs. Rays series is probably the most interesting series of the season thus far.  And it will hold that title until this weekend when the White Sox stroll into Wrigley.  I wouldn’t have imagined in April that this series could be this interesting.  But here we are in mid-June Continue reading

6/2 Notes

*  What a homestand!  The Cubs went 7-0.  What impresses me most about the Cubs sweeping the Dodgers and the Rockies is that all 7 games were tight baseball games.  This team continues Continue reading

Cubs-Diamondbacks 5/11

I had to use my fast wiper setting most of the way to Chicago yesterday.  We had little hope for this game even happening, but we kept driving.  I was a little pessimistic; at one point during the drive I found myself hoping that we would at least get to go in and see the field.  The waves of Lake Michigan looked like ocean waves… I half expected to see Patrick Swayze surfing out by Navy Pier.  When we were arriving at Wrigley at about 11:30, Continue reading