Chicago Cubs Essays

There's Another Wrigley Field Mural Mistake

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This one created a sleuthing assignment for me, too.

Concessions Of A Cubs Fan: "The Cheesesteak Dog"

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Apparently, the provolone aspect of this sandwich is the white smegma smeared upon the steak. And given the low quality of the "steak" in question, and the overcooked yet cold peppers and onions, I...

Jeff Samardzija & VRS (What's VRS? Details Inside)

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Many Cubs fans expect Jeff Samardzija to get traded. Seriously, you shouldn't get all that worried. (Also, an explanation of what "VRS" is.)

Which Cubs Player Should You Ask to Prom?

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It's prom season and I don't have a date! But which Cubs player to ask? Who would be the best Cub to show up with on my arm for the defining moment of my high school experience? They all make...

A Brewers Fan Stole Ann's Bobblehead

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I was charged with securing a "Babe Ruth 'Called Shot' bobble head" for Ann, the Las Vegas Cubs fan who has given me fourteen free Cubs tickets this year… and I failed.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 38

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Graphs, numbers, and rankings. This can only mean one thing: BCB's Russ La Croix got to thinking during a rainy day.

Who's Come Close To No-Hitting The Cubs Since '65?

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It's been almost 49 years since the Cubs were no-hit. Here are some games during that time when that streak came close to ending.

Poem: Don't Think I Can Be A Cubs Fan Anymore

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Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan any more. They’ve let me down since 1984. The pitching’s halfway decent but they barely score. Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan anymore.

A Brief History Of Cubs Walkoff Grand Slams

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The Cubs aren't hitting much right now. So let's talk about times when they have.

Positional Performance Part 2: Outfield & Pitchers

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In the second half of this weekly feature, we turn our attention to the performance of the Cubs outfield and pitchers. Some of the figures may just surprise you.

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