August 1, 2013 |
In baseball, players come and go and teams thrive or dive straight into oblivion, but one thing never changes: Fans will always show their pride in jersey form. OK, so there are other things that never change, too, but RedEye caught up with die-hards at Wrigley Field and let them tell their stories of why they chose their jerseys. . Logan Johnson, 22, Marengo Ron Santo Ron Santo was an inspiration to me. He's probably one of the biggest heroes in my life, because he went through so much, from battling diabetes and stuff like that, and how he persevered through it. And also he's my favorite Cubs...
February 21, 2012 |
If the rumblings prove true and 2013 sees the North Siders playing next season at The Cell while Wrigley is revamped, I'm going to do something I swore I never would. I am going to pray the Cubs suck. The thought of hoping a team tanks - the one with a big white flag with a "W" on it to which I've pledged allegiance - makes me feel less Chicago patriotic than putting ketchup on a hot dog while genuinely appreciating the tastefulness of the Marilyn statue. But it must be done.
July 11, 2012 |
It always gets darkest before the dawn, or so the cliché goes, and it's all Cubs fans have at this point. If this Cubs season were a prime-time sitcom, it would be NBC's "Whitney," a grating, joyless exercise in entertainment that improbably manages to draw a respectable audience week in and week out. Before winning seven of 10 games recently, this team was on pace to lose more than 100 games as the ghosts of the past continue to haunt the...
March 8, 2012 |
You've heard of men who stare at goats. Well, there's a pack of men who travel with goats. OK, well just one special goat named Wrigley. The clan, goat included, is making a cross-country road trip by foot from Mesa, Ariz., where the Cubs have spring training to Wrigley Field. "It's going pretty good," Matt Gregory, 33, from Washington, told RedEye by phone from Arizona, where he was walking alongside a train track. Gregory is part of a group of six guys from Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee - all Cubs fans who met in Alaska last...
May 12, 2014
Well, the Cubs are once again sitting below .500 on the season and are currently in last place in the National League Central Division. With the introduction of a new mascot, Clark, this season a group of Cubs fans decided to create a new logo as well. Through a company called DesignCrowd , a contest was created to come up with a new team logo. Emerging as the winner was Vicky Galmarini's submission. The contest was not promoted or endorsed by the Cubs organization or Major League Baseball. Want more?
May 29, 2012 |
After 95 days and about 2,000 miles, a group of five friends and a goat have arrived safely at Wrigley Field. Cubs fan Matt Gregory, 33, said he plans to present a $22,000 check for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where Gregory's mom was treated for cancer before she died in 1999, at today's Cubs game against the San Diego Padres. The fundraising effort began on Feb. 25 (Cubs legend Ron Santo's birthday) in Mesa, Ariz., where the Cubs hold Spring Training.