Chicago Cubs Essays

Concessions of a Cubs Fan: The Bagel Dog

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The crust was a tad stale and devastatingly crispy, and the dough was so chewy that I wondered if the chefs were paying homage to P.K. Wrigley by giving the inner bread the consistency of chewing gum.

More Thoughts On The Callup Of Jorge Soler

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Yes, you can get excited. But don't go overboard!

Junior Lake: Relief Ace?

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Junior Lake has failed at being an outfielder. It's time to take a different approach.

Counting Cubs September Callups

127

Just how many extra bodies will the Cubs add next month?

A History Of Wrigley Field Suspended Games

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Today will mark the 23rd suspended and resumed game in Wrigley Field history. Here are details of some of the more memorable among the previous 22.

Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match?

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There are a lot of rumors out there about the soon-to-be free agent. Let's look at what some of the realities are.

Manny Ramirez Should Be Retained In 2015

195

The Cubs' hire of Manny Ramirez has seemingly been a success. Here are some reasons they should extend the relationship.

2014 Cubs & MLB Bullpens: How Many RP Is Right?

69

The Cubs have used an eight-man bullpen most of 2014. Is this a trend?

Javier Baez's Callup: The Rebuild, Live At Wrigley

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Now, we begin to see the fruits of the farm system, and this is when the real excitement begins.

The Night The Backup Catcher Got The Win

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I was drinking in the Captain Morgan Club, and not realizing the time, got left outside when the club closed at midnight. My friends and I went to every entrance trying to get back in, but security...

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Concessions Of A Cubs Fan: The Pulled Pork Dog

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The first question that came to mind when considering the Cubs celebration of the 1970s with a Pulled Pork Dog was "Why pulled pork?" Wouldn't a quiche or fondue dog be a more appropriate homage to...

Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson?

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This isn't as abstract a question as you might think.

Greg Maddux Memories

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As the former Cub (and Brave) gets ready to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, here are some of my favorite Maddux memories.

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A Kane County Cougars Photo Gallery

Herein, some of the best shots I took during the Cougars' visit to Lansing, Michigan.

Cubs Open Young Prospect Development Academy

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"Encouragement starts with not laughing at them." Theadora Eggplant intimated to me. "These are 5 and 6 year old kids, and the Cubs have emphasized patience. After 106 years, what's 25 more?" she...

Do The Cubs Have Trading Troubles?

70

The Cubs haven't made a trade since "the big one" July 4. Why?

Could The Cubs Win The Pennant Next Year?

157

Rapid turnarounds in team fortunes are possible. It's happened very recently and under similar circumstances.

5 Things To Watch For In The Cubs Second Half

195

Most people love lists. So, here's a Cubs list.

Occam's Razor And Arismendy Alcantara

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When did Arismendy Alcantara become Arismendy Alcantara?

Concessions Of A Cubs Fan: The Buffalo Wing Dog

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With Buffalo Wing Dog in tow, I found my scalped seat just as the Braves tacked on 3 more runs. I smoothed out the coleslaw with my index finger and redistributed the weight of the shredded chicken...

2014 Chicago Cubs Midseason Grades

328

It's that time of year again. What time is that? Time for you to tell me how much you agree or disagree with my midseason grading of our favorite team.

Cubs System Sonogram On Vacation, Part 4

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Your intrepid reporter summarizes his baseball vacation, and makes some new prospect rankings.

Why I Didn't Go To The Cubs Game Monday Night

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I knew Monday night was going to be bad. Edwin Jackson pitching. A Reds team that the Cubs have a .295 winning percentage against in the last 4 years. A forecast for scattered rain showers. I've...

More Thoughts On The Samardzija/Hammel Trade

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It's Monday, and after having the weekend to mull the meaning of this deal, here's some additional musings.

Russell, McKinney Join An Already Strong System

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With this trade, the Cubs have the number one farm system in baseball.

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