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April 5, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Hey Chicago, what do you say? Do the Cubs need more songs to play? Sure fans belt out "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," a seventh-inning stretch tradition usually led by a celebrity singing off-key. And then there's the beloved anthem "Go, Cubs, Go" by Chicago folk singer Steve Goodman blaring when the Cubs claim victory at home and fans stumble out the ballpark. Well, turns out there's a boatload of other songs penned and recorded in honor of the lovable losers joining the likes of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder's "All the Way. " Just in time for the start of the season, a video that...
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April 24, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Wrigley and the Cubs had their birthday cake, and now it's in the trash. The 400-pound Cake Boss-created birthday cake for Wrigley's centennial was a spectacle at Wednesday's celebration. Now it's apparently being hauled away to a dumpster on a forklift.  A Reddit user by the name of CheweysDingleberrys (heh) posted a series of photos Thursday of the massive cake looking as sad as Cubs fans walking out of Wrigley Field yesterday. "I have the task of disposing of the 400-pound Cubs cake" he wrote as the title of the post, noting that he...
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September 18, 2012 | By Matt Lindner @mattlindner and For RedEye
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 history of the ballpark.
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January 16, 2014 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
Only the Cubs. Only the Chicago Cubs would roll out a mascot that makes everyone angry. Clark is his name, I'm sure you've seen him. I believe he replaces Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers, though I imagine Ronnie is still getting his drinks for free. FYI: Ronnie has a Wikipedia entry. I guess we all should. Anyway, to Clark. First, put some pants on. Second, seriously dude, the hat. Cheap plastic, snap fitted, worn backward. The whole thing screams "frat boy punk. " Idea: Let's get him some plaid shorts and complete the outfit.
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December 6, 2011
Crain's Chicago Business reports:  After settling in as president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein will be settling into a 7,800-square-foot home not far from the bricks and ivy. Mr. Epstein, who joined the Cubs in October, bought a five-bedroom, six-bathroom new-construction home in Lakeview last month, a source said. Read more here .
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April 24, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Wrigley and the Cubs had their birthday cake, and now it's in the trash. The 400-pound Cake Boss-created birthday cake for Wrigley's centennial was a spectacle at Wednesday's celebration. Now it's apparently being hauled away to a dumpster on a forklift.  A Reddit user by the name of CheweysDingleberrys (heh) posted a series of photos Thursday of the massive cake looking as sad as Cubs fans walking out of Wrigley Field yesterday. "I have the task of disposing of the 400-pound Cubs cake" he wrote as the title of the post, noting that he...
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September 4, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
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. " ...
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January 22, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
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...
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April 25, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
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.
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April 7, 2013 | By Julie DiCaro and For RedEye
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.
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June 18, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
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.
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April 7, 2013 | By Julie DiCaro and For RedEye
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.
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January 22, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
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.
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September 18, 2012 | By Matt Lindner @mattlindner and For RedEye
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...
NEWS
September 4, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
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. " ...
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April 25, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
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.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
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.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
Only the Cubs. Only the Chicago Cubs would roll out a mascot that makes everyone angry. Clark is his name, I'm sure you've seen him. I believe he replaces Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers, though I imagine Ronnie is still getting his drinks for free. FYI: Ronnie has a Wikipedia entry. I guess we all should. Anyway, to Clark. First, put some pants on. Second, seriously dude, the hat. Cheap plastic, snap fitted, worn backward. The whole thing screams "frat boy punk. " Idea: Let's get him some plaid shorts and complete the outfit.
SPORTS
April 5, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Hey Chicago, what do you say? Do the Cubs need more songs to play? Sure fans belt out "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," a seventh-inning stretch tradition usually led by a celebrity singing off-key. And then there's the beloved anthem "Go, Cubs, Go" by Chicago folk singer Steve Goodman blaring when the Cubs claim victory at home and fans stumble out the ballpark. Well, turns out there's a boatload of other songs penned and recorded in honor of the lovable losers joining the likes of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder's "All the Way. " Just in time for the start of the season, a video that...
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March 7, 2012 | Georgia Garvey, RedEye
It's a moment many Cubs fans worry they'll never see: The city in riotous celebration of a World Series championship more than 100 years in the making. The heartbreaker, though, is that "Cubs Win!" is a commercial for the new Sony PlayStation game "MLB 12 The Show" and not real life. But those emotions, the sheer joy of victory and the sadness of the return to reality, were exactly what the creators intended to bring out, said Scott McCarthy of Sony Computer Entertainment America.
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