5 reasons to go to a Cubs game this year

Ok, so this season is a wash from a baseball perspective. But there is still something to be said about the experience of going to a Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field. Here are five reasons to head on out to the ballgame, despite the awful record of the 2010 Chicago Cubs: There is no […]

August 29, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, game day, tradition, Wrigley Field  2 Comments

The Pat Hughes Interview revisited

Last spring, Pat Hughes was kind enough to do an interview with me for CubHub.net. With opening day looming, I think it’s worth re-visiting the interview again this year… Just as the Cubs opened spring training camp 2009, Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs on WGN Radio was kind enough to take some […]

April 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: game of baseball, interview, observations, the media, tradition  No Comments

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

On the Cubs beat with Bruce Miles

Possibly one of the great jobs to have is that of beat writer for a major league baseball team. Free tickets, great seats, access to all aspects of the game… my view from the cheap seats (i.e. as a blogger) is being a beat writer is a great gig to have. That may well be, but of […]

April 26, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, feature, game of baseball, interview, the media  No Comments

The Pat Hughes Interview – Part 3

In the third and final installment of our exclusive interview with Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs, we cover a range of topics. The first clip begins with Pat’s favorite visitor to the broadcast booth: Jimmy Buffett. Then he goes into keeping the broadcast interesting in spite of the many bad teams he’s […]

April 3, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media  No Comments

The Pat Hughes Interview – part 1

Just as the Cubs opened spring training camp 2009, Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs on WGN Radio was kind enough to take some time for a exclusive interview with CubHub.net. In part one, Pat talks about his Baseball Voices series of “commemorative audio tribute” CDs spotlighting the careers of such broadcasting luminaries as Bob Uecker, […]

March 7, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: feature, interview, the media  2 Comments

11 years since we lost Harry

Eleven years ago today Harry Caray passed away in a California hospital.  Harry had collapsed in a Palm Springs restaurant waving to fans after taking wife Dutchie out on Valentine’s day. He never regained consciousness and died on February 18, 1998. He was a beloved figure at Wrigley Field and has been missed by many. Harry’s […]

February 18, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: game day, Wrigley Field  No Comments