Chicago Cubs Essays

A Cubs Oasis In A Yankees Town

There are nearly eight and a half million people in New York City, and only one Chicago Cubs bar. That bar is Kelly's Sports Bar in the East Village.

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Cubs

In 1984, the Chicago Cubs captured the hearts and minds of Chicago sports fans. Even though they fell short of winning the World Series, the team left an indelible mark on a generation of Cubs fans who remember hearing Van Halen's "Jump" open WGN telecasts.

Fun With Cubs Small Sample Sizes

So what can the first 12 games tell us about the rest of the season? Absolutely nothing. But that's not going to stop me.

Closing Time: The Closer, Past And Future

With the closer spot in focus in the Cubs bullpen, here's an examination of how the modern closer came to exist.

The State Of Being A Cubs Fan, April 2014 Edition

It's an off day, so why not stir up a little controversy?

Let's Talk About... Men In Bear Suits

Only in Chicago do things like this happen.

Arismendy Alcantara: The Cubs' Future Redundancy

A redundant player may sound like trade bait, but Alcantara may fit into a very valuable role.

The Cubs Make Me Drink: A Photo Essay

During this opening series, I personally witnessed three drunken face plants, saw a couple smoking weed in Terrace Reserved, a video of Billy Cub and a bar patron fighting, and watched girls make out at Wrigleyville's "The Dugout."

Cubs Clearance Rack: The Good, Bad, And The Useful

Since the Cubs have decided to not spend big money on a team, there's no reason you shouldn't "Think like Theo", and get the most bang for your buck in the Clearance Section of the MLB Shop!

A Very Wrigleyville Opening Day

Wrigleyville. Opening Day. What could possibly go right? Everything! Well, except the Cubs losing in extra innings to the Pirates. But the small faithful crowd at Murphy's Bleachers were undaunted by the opening day loss.


Are the Chicago Cub Sox A Playoff Contender?

Roll two bad teams into one and what do you get? I'm not real sure.

Reflections On The Cusp Of The 2014 Cubs Season

The Cubs' regular season begins tomorrow. It might not be a very good year.

Who's Thirsty For Some Cubs Kool-Aid?

I am no longer riding on the lovable losers train in which disappointment is worn by Cubs fans like a cloak of honor. I will see our cup not as half full, but overflowing with possibility.

Why The Cubs Will Win The Pennant

Yes, I wrote that headline. Details inside.

The Cubs' 25-Man Roster: Where Do We Stand?

It's just four days till Opening Day, and there are still some unanswered questions about who will be on the plane to Pittsburgh.

Cubs Spring Training on the Cheap: Vegas!

I decided to employ a little magical thinking with $5 and play this "Wild Bear" slot machine as a euphemism for the Cubs rebuilding process. If I lose it, all our prospects are a bust, If I double it we win the World Series. And guess what?

Cubs Spring Training On The Cheap, Part 2

What does $800 get ya these days? How about a 10-day trip to three cities,six ball games, and two rock gigs? BCB's Danny Rockett continues his budget Spring Training trip with tons of pictures!

On Rany On The Cubs

Rany Jazayerli is a baseball analyst who wrote a long piece on the Cubs and their future. This is a little analysis of the analyst.

Cubs Baseball Brings Out The Best In People

Unfazed and excited by my first earthquake, my mind drifted to the joy I've experienced meeting the far flung fans of our beloved Cubbies, and the kind people who have helped make my Spring Training trip the adventure I hoped it would be.

Why I Go To Cubs Games Alone

So, a professional beach volleyball player, a medical marijuana dispensary owner, a finance student, and a cop are hanging out at a baseball game…Sounds like the beginning of a joke. And it kind of is, considering my life sometimes feels like a joke.

MLB Team License Plate: Would You Get One?

It's still a while until the Cubs play again Friday, so let's have some fun.

Cubs Mid-Spring Training Report Card

With the Cubs having a day off Thursday, let's look at how some players are doing at the approximate halfway mark of spring training.

Cubs Spring Training On The Cheap

Cubs fan? Broke? Danny Rockett has all the tips on how to come see the Cubs in Arizona on a shoestring budget.

Know Your Enemy: Chicago White Sox

The final entry in this series profiles the Cubs' crosstown rivals.

Know Your Enemy: Toronto Blue Jays

The Cubs head north of the border this year for the first time since 2008.

Know Your Enemy: Tampa Bay Rays

The Cubs and Rays have made some recent trades, but have rarely played each other.

Know Your Enemy: New York Yankees

Cracks have appeared in the Yankee armor. Which direction will that take them?

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