Beginning of the end for Santo Era

It is looking like the beginning of the end of the Ron Santo Era. Cubs legend and radio color “analyst” Ron Santo announced he is limiting his broadcast schedule on WGN AM720. He will forego the coming West coast series in Seattle where the Cubs will face the Mariners in inter-league competition. Then he will […]

June 20, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: news, observations, schedule, the media  One Comment

One Goal: Mission Accomplished

Congratulations to the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks! I wrote a post a while back on the similarities between the Hawks and Cubs organizations. They have quite a storied past together and now of course we all hope the baseball team will follow the hockey team to a league championship. You can bet there […]

June 10, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, news, observations, rivalries  One Comment

Michael Jordan at Wrigley Field

Here’s a little something for your enjoyment. A friend on Facebook posted this YouTube video of Michael Jordan playing in the 1994 Cubs-Sox Crosstown Classic exhibition game at Wrigley Field. This 9 minute video features Harry Caray’s pre-game interview with MJ followed by each of his at-bats and key plays. Michael was humbled by playing […]

October 1, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game of baseball, oldschool, rivalries, the media, tradition  No Comments

Lou has had enough with the tantrums

In the second installment of this season’s Cubs vs White Sox Crosstown Classic, tempers boiled within the Cubs family once again. Lou Piniella has apparently had enough of that, and frankly I think it is about time he took more control of this club. After two strikeouts and a routine fly out, Milton Bradley threw […]

June 27, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: game recap, Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, observations, oldschool, players  No Comments

Cubs vs Sox – Crosstown Classic 2009

The Chicago Cubs will face the Chicago White Sox in the 2009 Cross-Town Classic! When this interleague-cross-town matchup gets underway, you definitely do not want to be the only person left out of the fun. See the White Sox and the Cubs play one another, and no matter if it’s at Wrigley Field or U.S. Cellular Field, […]

June 13, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game day, rivalries, schedule, tradition, Wrigley Field  One Comment

The Interleague Dilemma

Interleague play brings about a decision point for where a fan’s loyalties lie. Enemies become friends, friends become enemies …cats and dogs living together in harmony. For example, with the Cubs playing the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians over the next ten days, are White Sox fans inclined to – gasp – root for the […]

June 12, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: controversy, rivalries, schedule, Wrigley Field  No Comments