June 18, 2013 |
Off the heels of announcing its inaugural inductees, Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame is now looking to the public for additional honorees. The non-profit group--which seeks to honor individuals and organizations that have furthered the cause of LGBT sports--was established this year, and it is accepting nominations for inductees until July 1. So far, according to founder and executive director Bill Gubrud, the organization has received about a dozen nominations for inductees.
April 7, 2013 |
I know what you're thinking: How did *I* get lucky enough to get to write a Cubs season preview? I mean, if the first few games of have taught us anything, it's that there's so much to look forward to! OK, there's probably not that much to look forward to. The Cubs are going to play some pretty craptacular baseball. And we're in, like, YEAR THREE of craptacular baseball, so at this point, there isn't a ton I can say to comfort you. Lower your expectations for this article accordingly.
January 22, 2013 |
Is Pearl Jam coming to Wrigley Field? Early Tuesday, the band posted a vague update on its official website, telling fans to #staytuned and follow along on Twitter. Not long after, the Chicago Cubs' official Twitter handle chimed in with the hashtag. @cubs: Ten. #StayTuned pic.twitter.com/eFXYXDGI . The photo linked in the tweet was to Ron Santo's jersey, also the number 10, as Cubs news site Bleacher Nation first pointed out. Depending on how much you believe in coincidence, "Ten" is also the title of Pearl Jam's first album.
September 18, 2012 |
After nearly 100 years, Wrigley Field doesn't have a whole lot of milestones left, save for a pesky World Series championship, that is. However, if you were responsible and went to bed at a halfway decent hour Monday night instead of heading out to Wrigley Field, you missed out on a chance to witness history being made at the Friendly Confines, albeit a rather obscure piece of history. First pitch for Monday night's Cubs-Pirates game finally came just after 10:40 p.m. after a nearly four-hour rain delay, marking the latest start in the...
September 4, 2012 |
A documentary filmmaker has garnered more than 13,000 signatures in his campaign to give former Cubs outfielder Adam Greenberg one more chance at bat. The last time and only time Greenberg was at bat was July 2005 in the ninth inning in a game against the Florida Marlins. Pitcher Valerio de los Santos threw a 92-mile-per-hour fastball, which hit Greenberg in the back of his head. Greenberg suffered a mild concussion but never played a major-league game again. His plate appearance is listed as a "hit by pitch" not an official "at bat. " ...
April 25, 2012 |
Hug it out, Chicago. Sometimes the city is in need of a little extra TLC. That's why the newly created not-for-profit partnership Hospitality Cares Chicago, spearheaded by what was formerly the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, is hosting its first event on Thursday. The event is being hosted in conjunction with hospitality and civic organizations. HUG Chicago 2012, sponsored by the Chicago Cubs, aims to become an annual event to spruce up the city in areas heavily traveled and visited by tourists.