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Worth the Wait? Wait and See.

April 6, 2015 |

For Cubs fans, the best thing about night baseball in April is that it looks a lot like baseball in October when you watch on TV.  “Worth the Wait” proclaims a billboard on Clark Street, the words superimposed on … Read More

Rethinking My Baseball Monogamy

August 25, 2014 |

Baseball’s most exciting team (of at least the last two weeks) is playing in my town, and I feel like I am being unfaithful. When I was a little kid, I wavered back and forth between the Cubs and the White Sox, but Sammy Sosa’s home run exploits of 1998 and especially the Cubs disasters of 2003 and 2004 scarred me as a Cub fan for life. In no way has my devotion to the Cubs been reduced, but living in Washington and following the Nationals at close proximity has me rethinking my baseball monogamy.

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Cautious Optimism for Cubs Fans

June 23, 2014 |

Hope. Excitement. Optimism. These are words I haven’t used when talking about the Cubs for the past few seasons, but I’m ready to use them now.

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Embrace MLB Instant Replay – It’s Here to Stay

April 14, 2014 |

Ah, baseball is back. I love America’s pastime. From the crack of the bat to the pop of the mitt to the stoppage in play because of an official review – baseball is great. For the first time ever instant replay is being used throughout MLB stadiums and everyone has their own opinion on whether it’s good for the game. While there have to be some tweaks to the system, and players will have to change the way they play the game in some instances, I think instant replay is a great thing for baseball and will only improve.
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Forget Reality, and Give Me the Cubbie Blue Pill | Chicago Cubs Opening Day

March 31, 2014 |

Although the weather in the Eastern half of the United States continues to defy what the calendar proclaims, today is Opening Day.  For Chicago Cubs supporters such as me, this year promises to be the fifth straight season of following a team without contention aspirations.  Despite the promise of various minor league talents that could make their major league debuts this summer, the general expectation is that this Cubs season will closely follow this script. Read More