Archive for the ‘other Cubs sites’ Category

Cubs.com or Powerball.com?

I went to Cubs.com, the official website of the Chicago Cubs yesterday and was surprised by the page that loaded. Gone was the Cubs-branded backgound, replaced by the Illinois Lottery‘s Powerball game advertising. What is up with THAT?  I mean, sponsorship is a necessary element of MLB and of course the Ricketts family are certainly […]

April 13, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, observations, oddities, other Cubs sites, Ricketts family, the media  No Comments

It was 25 years ago today

Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg made is bones to a national TV audience exactly 25 years ago today. Then a whispy, relative unknown to most fans outside Chicago, Ryno hit not one, but two game tying home runs off of former Cub Bruce Sutter in a thrilling victory over the rival St. Louis […]

June 23, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, game day, game recap, oldschool, on this date, other Cubs sites, players, rivalries  2 Comments

Something positive found on Rod Blagojevich

The folks over at Just One Bad Century have succeeded in doing the unimaginable. There is a fairly kind yet still accurate article on the former First Fan of Illinois, the dishonorable Rod Blagojevich. There is no denying the guy loves the Cubs. Aside from the usual rah-rah of public officials supporting the local team, his […]

February 19, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: other Cubs sites, the media  No Comments