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  • THE GREATEST PLAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY?

    04/25/2016 2:46:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 04/25/2016 | Steve Hayward
    Today is the 40th anniversary of the greatest play in baseball history: Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday snatching away an American flag from two hooligans determined to set it afire at Dodger stadium in Los Angeles. Scott reviewed this episode here on Power Line back in 2005 (and maybe Paul has, too, but I missed it in my archival search). But here’s the video of the episode with Monday’s recent comments about it at the end. Pay close attention to the narration by the great Vin Scully at the very beginning (this year being Scully’s last in the broadcast booth...
  • Super PACs for Cruz spend millions to sway/bribe/poach delegates from Trump

    04/24/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 164 replies
    RNC Meeting Spring News 2016 and super PAC research | April 24, 2016 | Self - RNC spring convention observation
    In addition to "grass-roots" campaign workers, there are at least eight Super PACs backed by 'shadow elites' who are driven to defeat Donald Trump and they are banking on Ted Cruz. At least one of these super PAC leaders, Katie Packer of OPP, met behind closed doors at the RNC Spring Meeting this week in Florida. Packer states that a republican candidate should "uphold orthodox GOP ideology." This smacks of irony given her past allegiance with Romney/Ryan and Ryan's inability to uphold GOP principles as Speaker of the House. The super PACs are calling, texting, emailing, lobbying, and all-out wining...
  • Arrieta throws 2nd career no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds 16-0

    04/21/2016 7:37:21 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 04/21/2016 | JOE KAY (AP Sports Writer)
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.
  • Godfather Trump Now Threatens Cub Owners

    02/24/2016 10:03:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The media obsession with “dirty tricks” by Sen. Ted Cruz stands in stark contrast to the benign neglect of the slash and burn tactics of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The media seems to be treating Trump’s slanders and threats the way they coddled Vice President Joe Biden, with the chattering class seemingly uttering in unison, “Oh, that’s just The Donald.” As Sean Hannity noted on his Twitter feed, Trump tweeted recently a version of his “don’t mess with me” mantra, summing up his modus operandi very concisely: “I’m very proud of this record. Wouldn’t this be good to have for...
  • Trump Tells Ricketts Familty to Stop Spending Against Him .. Or Else

    02/23/2016 6:19:28 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 205 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    ... [T]he Ricketts family, have come under fire from Donald Trump on Twitter, for their contributions to Our Principles PAC - a Team Romney-led effort designed to handicap Trump in primary states. Marlene Ricketts, wife of Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, has contributed around $3 million, so far, to help air ads attacking Trump in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. And Trump is none too happy about it. "I hear the Rickets family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $'s against me," Trump tweeted. "They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!"For starters, the...
  • Donald Trump calls out Cubs owners for campaign contributions

    02/22/2016 12:34:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 82 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 22, 2016 | Rick Pearson
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to denounce a super political action committee opposing his campaign that's primarily funded by Marlene Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs. "I hear the Rickets (sic) family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $'s against me. They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!" wrote Trump ...
  • TWEET: Man Plays Hilarious Joke On PETA… But PETA’s Clueless Reaction Made It Go Viral

    10/24/2015 11:01:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    t’s widely known that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is nothing more than a complete joke. While some of their members undoubtedly have good intentions, they are widely ridiculed around the globe for being silly and, well, gullible. Most recently, Bar Stool Sports reported that PETA got pranked by a Twitter user, and their response proved just how ridiculous they often are. You’d have to be really dense actually think this guy was being serious: And PETA thought he was serious. Baby bears. In Chicago. Being slaughtered by New Yorkers. You do the math. PETA has since taken...
  • NL Pennant Game 4: Mets @ Cubs Live Thread

    10/21/2015 5:57:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 52 replies
    Live Thread | 10-21-2015 | NRx
    Mets looking for their 5th NL Pennant. Cubs looking to avoid elimination on the day they wre supposed to win the World Series (Back to the Future II)
  • Baseball! Royals leading in ALCS game 2. Cubs and Mets tonight THE Thread!

    10/17/2015 4:06:29 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 81 replies
    Me ^ | 10/17/2015 | Me
    No doubt the ratings will be big for the Cubs/Mets game. Go Cubs!
  • Was ‘Back to the Future II’ Right About the Cubs?

    10/15/2015 1:22:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    Calm down, America. Yes, the Cubs have won a playoff series. Yes, “Back to the Future Part II” predicted that the Cubs would be the 2015 World Champions. But the 2015 World Series is still, well, in the future. First, the Cubs have to win the National League Championship Series — which starts Saturday — and then they have to win the World Series, too. However, you wouldn’t know about those hurdles from that premature excitement machine called the Internet — the same machine that loves the idea of “Snakes on a Plane” until it’s actually released or goes gaga...
  • Cubs win NL Division Series, beat Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4

    10/13/2015 5:23:01 PM PDT · by NRx · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10-13-2015 | Andrew Seligman
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs clinched a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time ever, getting home runs from Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez in beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday to win the NL Division Series in four games. A day after hitting a postseason-record six homers, the Cubs hammered their way into the NL Championship Series by taking the best-of-five set before a rollicking crowd.
  • On Your Mark: The Chicago Cubs will win the World Series, per Marty McFly

    10/12/2015 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Jeff Nowak
    It’s beginning to seem like Marty McFly may have been onto something. The Cubs sure are an interesting team to watch. Nothing demonstrates that point more effectively than mad-hatter manager Joe Maddon calling for two suicide squeezes in the second inning on Saturday, en route to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, if you’re like me, you wonder why this isn’t always the play with a runner on third and fewer than two outs. I’ve almost never seen it played correctly by opposing defenses, and isn’t it more reliable than a fly ball to the outfield? But...
  • Non-Official Thread For NL Wild Card, Cubs at the Pirates. 8:00 P.M. Eastern

    10/07/2015 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 74 replies
    Me ^ | 10/7/15 | Me
    I will try to post one of these for each series also, NOT EACH GAME, or something like that. Thanks to ken5050!
  • Cubs clinch first playoff spot since '08 with Giants' elimination (Mets,Jays,Pirates in too!)

    09/26/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 36 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/26/15
    The Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The Cubs were assured of at least an NL wild-card slot Friday night when San Francisco lost to Oakland 5-4, eliminating the Giants from playoff contention. The sign outside Wrigley Field lit up with "Cubs Clinch Postseason Berth'' after it became official late Friday night. Fans gathered around to take pictures and mark Chicago's return for the first time since 2008.
  • Cecil the Lion's death has probably already resulted in all of his cubs being killed by rival Lion

    08/03/2015 11:40:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Traveller 24 ^ | 07/30/2015
    Cape Town - As if the death of Cecil the Lion wasn't bad enough, at least 12 of his cubs are now in danger of being killed by his rivals. NBC News reports that conservation experts who had been tracking Cecil for seven years said that the patriarch's death would no doubt result in a catastrophic cascade of effects, as a new leader of another pride will move in to take over his pride. Johnny Rodrigues from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force told The Guardian that Jericho, the next lion in the hierarchy, will most likely kill all of Cecil's...
  • Lennie Merullo, the last living Cub to play in a World Series, dies at 98

    05/31/2015 3:21:37 PM PDT · by Impy · 54 replies
    Chicago SunTimes ^ | 5-30-15 | David Just
    Lennie Merullo, the last living Cubs player from the 1945 World Series, died Saturday. He was 98. Merullo played seven seasons at shortstop with the Cubs from 1941-47. After Andy Pafko’s death in 2013, Merullo became the only living person to have played for the Cubs in a World Series.
  • Ex-major league and Snohomish star Earl Averill Jr. dies

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averill’s honor just before the start of Thursday’s game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • Opening night at the unfinished Wrigley Field was a disaster

    04/06/2015 10:16:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was at the game, and he confirmed that lines for the restrooms were "problematically long" and posted a photo of what appeared to cups filled with urine.
  • Ernie Banks, RIP: Always a Beautiful Day

    01/27/2015 12:35:36 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 33 replies
    Sports Central ^ | 27 January 2014 | Yours Truly
    There is no joy in Wrigleyville. Mighty Ernie has checked out. At 83. Cub fans aren't the only ones in baseball's world who think that, for Ernie Banks, it's still too young to go. Winning with class is easy compared to losing with grace, good humor, and the inner peace of knowing you did the best you could with what you had. But then there was Banks. The prototype of the power-hitting shortstop whose knees turned him into a first baseman who could still hit but had to prove himself every spring, anyway, his sunny nature couldn't be killed by...
  • Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at the age of 83 (Mr. Cub, "Let's play two."

    01/23/2015 8:09:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | 1/23/2015
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago legend Ernie Banks, also known as 'Mr. Cub' and 'Mr. Sunshine,' died Friday night, sources say. He was 83. Banks would have turned 84 on January 31. He was born in 1931 in Dallas, Texas. Banks was the first African American player to play for the Cubs. In 1950, he played for the Kansas City Monarchs in Negro League Baseball . He then played shortstop and first base for 19 seasons, from 1953 to 1971. The entire time Banks played for the Cubs, he was a national league all-star for 11 seasons. He was...
  • Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Has Died [HOF SS, at 83 RIP, Pres Obama will probably mention]

    01/23/2015 8:09:42 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 39 replies
    WGN TV ^ | January 23, 2015 | Steelers6
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died, according to a Cubs source. This is a developing news story, check back for details.
  • Andy Pafko dies, played in last Cubs World Series

    10/09/2013 9:04:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 9, 2013 | Mark Gonzales and Paul Sullivan
    Former Cubs star Andy Pafko had a good bat, a memorable nickname and a reputation as one of the friendliest players in the game. Pafko, 92, died Tuesday in a nursing home in Stevensville, Mich., the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. A popular five-time All-Star who played 17 seasons and appeared in 24 World Series games — including the Cubs' last visit to the Series in 1945 — Pafko had a lifetime .285 average with 213 home runs and 976 RBIs playing for the Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers and Milwaukee Braves.
  • Tuesday is Rick Monday ‘flag saving’ bobblehead night in L.A.

    08/27/2013 4:47:59 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 23 replies
    CBS Sports Eye On Baseball ^ | 8-27-13 | Matt Snyder
    Tuesday night, the Dodgers host the Cubs in Dodger Stadium and they are having possibly the best ballpark giveaway of the season. It's Rick Monday 'flag-saving' bobblehead night. That is, it commemorates the time Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved an American flag was being burnt on the Dodgers Stadium outfield from a few protestors.
  • Wrigley video board will end era for ballhawks

    08/23/2013 11:40:22 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 22, 2013 | Paul Sullivan
    When the Cubs finally welcome 20th-century technology and erect a jumbo video board behind the left-field bleachers, the small band of North Side characters known as the ballhawks say they will quickly disperse. It may happen as soon as 2014, or it may take a couple of years if the process of choosing a company, constructing the board and hiring a crew to run it proves too difficult for the Cubs, who want to end their squabble with rooftop owners before proceeding with their $300 million ballpark renovation plan. [] The Wrigley Field ballhawks are part of the ballpark's history,...
  • Cubs Lose! Cubs Lose!

    05/06/2013 5:37:42 PM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5/6/13 | Larry Thornberry
    A bad case of Tom Ricketts in Wrigley Field, Chicago. Major League sports team owners we will always have with us. They are different from the rest of us. Wake a normal person at three in the morning with a loud noise and he’ll yell, “Holy ****! What was that!?” Wake a major league team owner (any sport) at the same time with the same noise and he’ll explain, “We need a new ball-yard. And if you don’t buy us one with public money we’ll move the team to Keokuk.” When The Mob does this it’s called extortion. When major...
  • Goat's head delivered to Wrigley Field

    04/11/2013 4:25:21 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | April 10, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Goats that previously appeared at Chicago's Wrigley Field were alive and kicking. But not Wednesday, when a goat's head was left in a box outside the home of the Cubs. The box was addressed to team chairman Tom Ricketts. Ricketts is currently in negotiations with city officials and neighborhood business people about the $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field.
  • Forbes: Cubs most profitable team in baseball

    03/27/2013 3:44:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/27/2013 | Paul Sullivan
    MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs are the fourth most valuable franchise in the major leagues at $1 billion, according to Forbe's annual valuation of all 30 teams. Forbes also estimates the Cubs had an operating income of $32.1 million last year, making them the most profitable team in baseball. Operating income was based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The business magazine said the Cubs figure to be in even better shape after 2014, when they can opt out of their WGN-TV deal and sign a more lucrative contract. Forbes said the Cubs made less than $50 million...
  • Business leaders come out in support of gay marriage in Illinois

    01/14/2013 7:41:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 14, 2013 | Manya Brachear
    Dozens of Illinois business leaders and several companies publicly endorsed gay marriage Sunday in an attempt to reignite the issue after a proposed bill failed to get traction in Springfield this month. State lawmakers aren't scheduled to be at the Capitol much until early February, and sponsors of a measure to grant gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry are likely to need some time to win over dozens of rookie colleagues. But in an open letter issued Sunday, business executives stated their case to lawmakers that marriage equality would strengthen the Illinois workforce and boost economic development.
  • 'An incredible day for an incredible man' Ron Santo inducted into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame

    07/22/2012 10:01:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 1 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/22/2012 | Phil Rogers
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — In one of baseball's sweetest traditions, Stan Musial would play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on his harmonica for the so-called seventh-inning stretch of baseball's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Johnny Bench has stepped in for the 91-year-old Musial, doing a pretty good Harry Caray imitation. On Sunday, in Ron Santo's honor, Bench put on a Cubs jersey before he went to the podium and slipped into character. "Ron would have loved it," Vicki Santo, Ron's widow, said afterward. "He and Johnny were such good friends. He would have thought it was hysterical. He would...
  • Emanuel Dumps Daley Nephew 2 Others From Sports Stadium Board[Redo Sox lease,wants Wrigley]

    11/19/2011 9:13:31 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    SunTimes ^ | November 18, 2011 | FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dumping all three city members of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority — including former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew — in a housecleaning that could set the stage to renegotiate the White Sox lease, modify its restaurant deal and, possibly, have the state acquire and renovate Wrigley Field.
  • VIDEO: Tiny Leopard Cubs Saved From Cambodian Flood Waters

    11/05/2011 12:03:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    ICanHazCheezburger.com ^ | November 4th, 2011
    Just what it says in the title. Video at source. WARNING: So sweet it will give you Teh Diabeetus.
  • Avery PTO (St. Louis Suburb School Ends Sponsorship of Cubs Scouts due to "social justice")

    10/31/2011 12:25:53 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies
    Boy Scout/Cub Scout Charter Discussion Bob Casey—Pack 303, Britt Kennedy-Troop 303, Brad Schnell, PTO liaison, and Joe Mueller from the Greater St. Louis area council represented the Boy Scouts and answered questions. PTO members checked in at the door and received a blue card to be exchanged for a written ballot. The voting process was explained. Issues: Executive Committee role in supervising scouting activity and concerns if this is the role of the PTO. Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts are the only organizations that the PTO charters. Issues were brought to the Exec Council this summer and the PTO Exec council did...
  • Mets Won't Wear NYPD, FDNY Hats.

    09/11/2011 7:07:19 PM PDT · by Wiggins · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | Adam Rubin
    NEW YORK -- New York Mets players considered violating a Major League Baseball edict prohibiting them from wearing hats of various New York City first responders during Sunday night's game against the Chicago Cubs, but ultimately opted to adhere to the order from the commissioner's office, player rep Josh Thole said. MLB denied the Mets' request to wear the baseball caps despite the policy. Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president for baseball operations, told The Associated Press in a phone interview the decision was made to keep policy consistent throughout baseball. "Certainly it's not a lack of respect," Torre said....
  • Possible plea deal for Wrigley bomb suspect

    09/01/2011 2:52:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    AP ^ | September 1, 2011
    Federal prosecutors say they have discussed a possible plea deal for a Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Wrigley Field last year. Prosecutors didn't elaborate when they told Judge Robert Gettleman at a Thursday status hearing in Chicago that they've been talking to defense lawyers about resolving the case before it gets to trial.
  • Cubs go to bat for LGBT teens

    06/22/2011 6:35:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2011 | Rex W. Huppke
    The Cubs are sending a message of support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, becoming only the second professional sports team in the country to join the anti-bullying "It Gets Better" campaign.
  • Cubs threw 1918 World Series?

    04/20/2011 2:58:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | April 20, 2011
    CHICAGO -- If Chicago has been willing to believe that a cow caused the Great Chicago Fire, maybe it will buy this one: The White Sox got the idea to throw the 1919 World Series after the Cubs did the same thing one year earlier.
  • Harry Caray statue at Wrigley defaced

    02/06/2011 7:18:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 6, 2011 | William Lee
    Was it supposed to say "Sox Bites?" No one is quite sure when the statue of Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray outside Wrigley Field was defaced. Even more elusive was what the graffiti tagger might have been trying to say. Someone spray painted the words “Sox” on the base, as well as a second, not-quite-intelligible word.
  • Cubs' slugger Phil Cavarretta dies

    12/19/2010 9:03:12 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    AP - The Globe and Mail ^ | December 19, 2010 | Jeffrey McMurray
    Phil Cavarretta, the 1945 National League MVP who led the Chicago Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Saturday. He was 94.
  • Point Counter Point: Wrigley Field Expansion

    12/06/2010 11:49:11 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 6 replies · 4+ views
    Chicago Elections 2011 ^ | 12/06/2010 | Michael Volpe
    Wrigley Field is nearly one hundred years and almost everyone agrees that this ball park, known for its charm, is in desperate need of upgrades. Ozzie Guillen of the White Sox once said, "You are going to take batting practice and the rats look bigger than a pig out there. You want to take a look?I think the rats out there are lifting weights," of the conditions at Wrigley Field.
  • Hughes Remembers Santo

    12/05/2010 8:36:59 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/15/2010 | Pat Hughes
    Broadcast partner recalls unpredictable events, warm greeting when he started in Chicago
  • Ron Santo, RIP: Soul

    12/03/2010 11:53:33 AM PST · by BluesDuke · 27 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 3 December 2010 | Yours Truly
    There will be many measures of the man remembered this weekend and beyond, but perhaps one above many, if not most, should tell you a few things about Ron Santo, who died at 70 Thursday in Arizona. At a reunion of the 1969 Cubs, held at catcher Randy Hundley's annual fantasy camp, twenty years after their run at the National League East title collapsed against the Miracle Mets' onrush, the abrasive manager of that team apologised publicly to the nine-time All-Star third baseman who was considered as much the soul of the team as Ernie Banks was its heart. "I...
  • Ron Santo dead at 70

    12/03/2010 5:04:00 AM PST · by John W · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 3, 2010 | Paul Sullivan
    Legendary Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo died Thursday night in Arizona. He was 70. Friends of Santo's family said the North Side icon lapsed into a coma on Wednesday before dying Thursday. Santo died of complications from bladder cancer, WGN-AM 720 reported.
  • From Running Bases to Running Our Lives

    11/13/2010 8:26:34 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 13, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Chicago Cubs have proposed a renovation plan. For just $300 million in public funds, the Chicago Cubs, a company in the private sector, would be kind enough to renovate its own property, Wrigley Field, so that it can more successfully attract customers to buy tickets to make itself more successful. Now, I’m not in the construction business, so I can’t estimate the financial aspects of this proposal. Don’t expect me to say that they’re proposing too much or too little for such a job – I have no way of knowing – though I suspect that for $300 million...
  • Poised to win (Chicago Cubs' lesbian owner)

    10/16/2010 8:18:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Tribune Newspapers ^ | October 17, 2010 | Rex W. Huppke
    Laura Ricketts walks through the empty stands at Wrigley Field hours before an evening game begins, stepping at a measured pace, calmly and confidently, and greeting every Cubs employee she passes with a friendly, "Hello." If the simple act of moving from one place to another could define a person, this stroll from the field to the owner's box is Laura in a nutshell. She is unassuming in a way that belies her status — co-owner of one of the nation's most storied sports franchises and the historic field they play on; one of four siblings in a family of...
  • The Bartman Effect: Who Will The Dems Blame?

    10/13/2010 6:23:54 AM PDT · by Doc Savage · 16 replies
    October 13, 2010 | Doc Savage
    Tomorrow, seven years ago in Wrigley Field in Chicago,... a fall-guy was born. In the 8th inning of the National League Championship Series, with the Cubs leading 3-0 over the Florida Marlins, and leading the seven game series 3-2, with 1 out, a Marlin foul-ball down the left field line was touched by one of several fans who attempted to catch it after the ball had entered the stands thereby 'theoretically' preventing the Cub outfielder from making the second out. Following this incident the Cubs allowed the following to happen: a walk; a single; an error; a double; an intentional...
  • Cubs' Colvin impaled by broken bat

    09/20/2010 8:36:27 AM PDT · by Immerito · 26 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | September 20, 2010 | AP
    MIAMI (AP) Cubs rookie Tyler Colvin was hospitalized Sunday after his chest was punctured by part of a shattered bat. Colvin was standing on third base in the second inning of Chicago's 13-3 victory at Florida when he was struck by a sliver of Welington Castillo's maple bat. Castillo doubled on the play and Colvin scored, but was replaced in the field in the bottom half.
  • Door closes on Piniella's managerial career. Family comes first.

    08/22/2010 8:05:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Cubs ^ | 08/22/2010 | Carrie Muskat
    CHICAGO -- Lou Piniella took the uniform off for the last time on Sunday. When Piniella announced on July 20 that he was retiring at the end of this season, he fully intended to finish the year with the Cubs. But his mother's health prompted him to cut the season short. Sunday's Cubs game was Piniella's last as manager, and it ended on a sour note as the Braves romped, 16-5. "This is the final final," Piniella said as he entered the interview room for the last time at Wrigley Field. It isn't how he expected to finish. The Cubs...
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • New Cubs-Sox Trophy Carries Dubious Distinction ('Crosstown Cup' Sponsored By BP)

    06/03/2010 5:09:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 133+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 6/01/10 | Vince Gerasole
    New Cubs-Sox Trophy Carries Dubious Distinction'Crosstown Cup' Sponsored By Oil Company Mired In Gulf Oil Spill Scandal Reporting Vince Gerasole Jun 1, 2010 6:05 pm US/Central CHICAGO (CBS) - The massive BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico could be causing some backlash at Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole takes a look at the newly sponsored "BP Crosstown Classic." Whether snapping a North Side picture at the home of the Cubs, or buying Sox tickets on the South Side, just thinking about the Crosstown Classic is a fan-pleasing faceoff. Bob Sorrells, a...
  • Fan who fell over railing at Miller Park dies

    05/14/2010 11:11:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,013+ views
    AP ^ | May 14, 2010
    A man has died three weeks after he tumbled over a railing while reaching for foul balls at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The accident happened as Stuart S. Springstube, 51, of Weyauwega was watching the Chicago Cubs take batting practice on April 25. Authorities say he fell over the railing to the hard dirt 14 feet below. A medical examiner's report released today says Springstube suffered a brain hemorrhage and died Wednesday.