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Restored marquee set to return to Chicago's Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) Wrigley Field's iconic marquee is ready to return home to the Friendly Confines. The Cubs say it is scheduled to be installed Wednesday after an offseason restoration that included structural repairs and cosmetic work. Restored statues of Ron Santo, Billy Williams and Harry Caray were installed Monday outside the ballpark in Chicago. The Ernie Banks statue is scheduled...
Via Associated Press
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Ken Holtzman’s No-Hitters

During the summer of Woodstock, Hurricane Camille, and Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind, Ken Holtzman escalated to legend status in the Friendly Confines when he pitched a no-hitter against the Braves. Holtzman finished 1969 with a 17-13 record, 12 complete games, and six shutouts. It was not, however, a turning point for the ’69 Cubs squad, which seemed destined for...
Via The Sports Post
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Best Cubs Team since 1908 — 2015 Cubs vs. 1969 Cubs

Through the first long stretch of the 1969 season, in the newly created National League East, the Chicago Cubs had a magical season. They were easily on pace to win 100 games, were nine games ahead of the New York Mets, and at the end of every game they won, third baseman Ron Santo jumped […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

With Cubs playoff bound, Williams thinks of Banks, Santo

CHICAGO (AP) Billy Williams couldn't help but let his mind drift, thinking about his old teammates Ernie Banks and Ron Santo. At a time like this, it was only natural. The Chicago Cubs are heading back to the playoffs with a young team that has many believing they just might break that dreaded spell and finally bring home a World Series championship soon, if not this season. As...
Via Associated Press
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs 6, Mets 1 (7/2/15)

OSS: Ron Santo is smiling Three up 1. I listened to this game on the radio, so I don’t know if Arrieta literally broke a sweat in this game. Figuratively though, the Mets didn’t do much to worry him in this game aside from a double from the opposing pitcher that came around to score. Three of the Mets last four runs have involved a pitcher at the plate, per Gordo. Arrieta struck...
Via Obstructed View
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Network’s Hall of Fame coverage draws record viewership totals

This past Sunday, MLB Network aired the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the sixth consecutive year. Unsurprisingly, the class of six living members drew an incredible audience for MLB Network, the best ever seen for an induction ceremony on the network, but the raw numbers are more incredible than expected. 516,000 viewers tuned in to the event, which is a mammoth increase of...
Via Awful Announcing
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dear Chicago Cubs, Never Stop Being You

See that? That pic above? It’s on the bricks of Wrigley Field outside the stadium on Waveland Avenue. It was a part of a series of murals commissioned by the Cubs to celebrate the stadium’s 100th anniversary. This particular section celebrates Charles Lindbergh’s visit to Wrigley. Turns out Lucky was a Cardinals fan through and through, since this was actually a scene at Comiskey...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Anniversary Cake

Welp…that cake sure was awesome while it happened, eh, gang? By now you’ve seen the story.  If not…here’s the skinny.  Following the Chicago Cubs dramatic loss following their 100th anniversary party for Wrigley Field on Wednesday, the centerpiece of their celebration, a 400-pound cake in the shape of the iconic ballpark ended up in a dumpster. Specifically, “The Edible...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #3

On the last game of the Cactus League slate prior to two exhibition games at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs eked out a victory over the Chicago White Sox in the 2014 farewell to new Cubs Park in Mesa.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen an umpire induce an out before today: Nice to see Justin Ruggiano play some defense and shrug it off like it was...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Players Who Suited Up For Both: Chicago Cubs and White Sox

Playing on Both Sides The Chicago Cubs and White Sox organizations date back well over 100 years. In that time there have been numerous players who have suited up on the north side as well as the south side. There are a few Hall of Famers on the list as well as many players you’ve never heard of. Let’s take a look at the best, not necessarily while playing in Chicago, as well...
Via Sports Mockery
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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