Category Archives: Chicago Cubs

A Lifetime of Rooting for the Cubs

People sometimes wonder how I can root for a baseball team that hasn’t won a World Series in my lifetime, and I tell them it derives from growing up in Chicago in the mid ‘60s and early ‘70s.  During my … Continue reading

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By Jove, I Think He’s Got It!!

With the Chicago Cubs surging toward the playoffs in part due to the play of four rookies, Third Baseman Kris Bryant, Shortstop Addison Russell and Outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler, it’s easy to forget that there’s more talent in … Continue reading

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This is What a Window Opening Looks LIke

A championship contention window, that is. The Chicago Cubs have won 15 of their last 16 games, and the team has been led by all star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a stellar pitching staff, and four rookies. Here are their … Continue reading

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Father’s Day and Baseball and Pullman Porters

I don’t have any pictures of my father to share, but I have stories. This is one I’m fond of. In the late ‘60s, when my family still lived in Chicago, my father would often go into the office on … Continue reading

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Sports: Can the 2015 Chicago Cubs Win 90 Games?

Can the 2015 Cubs win 90 games? For avid Chicago Cubs fans, this offseason may seem like a Christmas Eve from our childhood. We don’t know what lies ahead, but it’s probably really great. The 2014 team showed signs of … Continue reading

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Sports: Fixing the Chicago Baseball Teams

I didn’t write at all about the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox this season because it was too painful.  Usually my distance–I’m in New York–shields me from the hysteria of the Chicago media and allows me to keep an … Continue reading

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Sports: Figuring out the Chicago Cubs

A few weeks ago, my best friend from grade school dropped me a line and asked for a prediction on the Cubs season.  This surprised me since I’m a fan of analytics and he hates them.  He suggested that 75 … Continue reading

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