March 5, 2012 |
Misery loves company? Or, more like, companies love celebrity pitchmen. On Sunday evening, Craig Robinson of "The Office" tweeted a picture of himself with Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreation" sporting White Sox and Cubs hats, respectively, while shooting a commercial for New Era. Robinson's and Offerman's "deadpan" expressions certainly fit with what is expected from the Sox and Cubs this season, which is to say, "not much....
March 30, 2014 |
I'd love to have the luxury of comparing the Cubs to a show like "The Walking Dead," or any popular scripted drama for that matter. Alas, in terms of quality, drama and critical acclaim, the Cubs are more like a sitcom. A sitcom on its way up, no doubt, but a sitcom nonetheless. Sort of like the first season of "The Office. " Ricketts family = Michael Scott The Ricketts family are the dim, well-intentioned, enthusiastic-but-utterly-clueless regional managers of the Cubs.
February 22, 2012 |
Jake Taylor, Willie Mays Hayes, Rick Vaughn. David DeJesus, Bryan LaHair, Paul Maholm. "Who are these guys?" The 2012 Cubs bear a startling resemblance to the Cleveland Indians, as featured in the 1989 blockbuster "Major League. " The movie chronicles the improbable rise of a team populated by no-names that wins the AL pennant while battling the team's narcissistic owner, who has purposefully filled the roster with "has-beens" and "never-will-bes" in order to move the team to Miami.
May 17, 2012 |
The Cubs and White Sox renew their crosstown rivalry this weekend at Wrigley Field, and you're bound to see fans with "torn allegiances. " You'll know this because they cheer when either team scores or - gasp! - they wear one of those two-sided jerseys. Which brings us to our latest debate. This round: Is it OK to root for both the Cubs and the Sox? YES Is it OK to root for both the Cubs and Sox? Is it OK to eat both chocolate and vanilla ice cream?
May 19, 2014 |
Parking can be tough when the Cubs are playing at Wrigley Field. A man was arrested after the game Saturday on charges of attacking two officers who "enraged" him by towing a friend's car that had been parked on Clark Street. Thomas Davidson, 23, of Rolling Meadows, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer after he tried to stop them from towing his friend's car, according to a police report. Davidson began yelling and swearing at the police officers, while standing near the intersection of Clark Street and Cornelia Avenue and observing the car being towed, the report said.
April 8, 2013 |
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If he invented a time machine and warped to Wrigleyville at any time in the past few decades, I imagine the cartoon version of him would say "Zees are zee kookiest kooks I haff ever zeen!" Then he'd slam an Old Style and dream up a new Theory of Beer Relativity where T equals a beer's taste and W equals the proximity to Wrigley Field. Time-traveling, mop-haired geniuses aside, the most tortured fanbase in American pro sports is still composed of mostly insane people.
September 26, 2013 |
One of the brightest spots in what has turned into yet another bleak Cubs season isn't the blue chip first baseman or the erratic $60 million shortstop who tend to get all the headlines. Rather, it's 30-year-old journeyman who has spent more time on the road than Jack Kerouac himself. "He's been one big bright spot the last couple weeks since he's been here," said manager Dale Sveum. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Donnie Murphy. "Especially just traveling all over the place and hopefully just these last two months, hard work has paid off," the soft-spoken California native said.
May 12, 2014 |
Wrigleyville is like a drunk eclipse. Stare directly at its center - Wrigley Field's Captain Morgan Club or the bleachers - and risk personal injury. It's sometimes marginally safer to stay around its periphery, where an entire neighborhood of bars beckons both pre- and post-game fans. But with whole blocks packed with blue-and-white-clad drinkers, where does one find the iconic Cubs experience? With honorable mentions to neighborhood favorites The Gingerman Tavern , Nisei Lounge and Sheffield's , we present the triangle of essential Cubs watering holes: The Cubby Bear, The Sports Corner and Murphy's Bleachers.
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?
January 24, 2014 |
Your browser does not support iframes. Let's take one minute to withhold jokes about the Cubs and actually appreciate the history of Wrigley Field. In a video produced by Major League Baseball, 100 years of Wrigley History is set to "Happy Birthday" to commemorate the start of the second century of baseball to be played in Wrigleyville this season. The video has: Harry Caray Ernie Banks' 500th home run Ron Santo ...