Category Archives: Chicago Cubs

Baseball is attacking pace of play on all the wrong fronts
February 9, 2017

Putting MLB rules czar Joe Torre in charge of enhancing baseball fans’ experience watching the game is like putting a plumber in control of the design of a toilet seat. Only users need to be consulted when changes are made for the benefit of the users. Baseball is going to tinker at the low-minor league […]

Chicago Cubs season tickets prices skyrocket, and that better buy pitching
December 5, 2016

It makes all the sense in the world for these World Champions to jack up prices for season tickets, but it still seems wrong. There is great demand, and even from the scattershot listening I did during macroeconomics while a student at Indiana University, I understand that increased demand requires a response in pricing. But the […]

Chicago Cubs fans – Let’s stay in this magnificent moment as long as we can
November 3, 2016

What do we do now? If the smiles ever fade, Cubs fans are going to have to figure out how to behave without endless references to 1908 and 1945 ringing in our heads. “Wait ’til next year” is gone – replaced by “This year was was everything I dreamed!” When Kris Bryant made the throw to […]

Pitching matchup for tonight’s Game Three at Wrigley gives Cubs serious advantage
October 28, 2016

Let’s overlook all the “first time since 1945” crap.  Been there, done that.  Not relevant to the proceedings tonight. Game three will be decided on the field, not in the hearts of Cubs or Indians fans. No positional matchup will compare in importance to that of the starting pitchers. Kyle Hendricks will deal for the […]

Cubs float to World Series on a river of fans’ joyful tears
October 23, 2016

So there I sat at Fan Dan’s in Broad Ripple Saturday night crying like a baby – weeping really – after the Chicago Cubs finished off the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. Time froze, so I’m unsure whether my unsightly emotional outburst lasted 30 seconds or 15 minutes.  All I know […]

Cubs are eight wins from redefining what being a Cubs fan means
October 13, 2016

The Cubs won Tuesday night in a thrilling comeback that validated the passion and faith of its players and its fans. Down 5-2 heading into the ninth inning with a win-or-go-home game five looming on the immediate horizon, the only reason for continued hope sat in the San Francisco Giants bullpen as the worst group of relievers in […]