The way it used to be -- both for television and the Cubs.
It's hard to believe that three decades have gone by since a Cub manager's famous postgame outburst.
You remember the Bartman play. (The national media won't let us forget.) But did you know something almost exactly like it happened in a famous Cubs game, 19 years earlier?
The Cubs and Brewers scored a combined 72 runs in their three-game series as the Cubs fought for a wild-card spot. This game might have been the wildest of all three.
Another September collapse ruined a possible winning record, and perhaps even contention for a division title.
The Cubs roared to a wild finish of this strike-shortened season; one game in that streak was particularly memorable.
In 1993, it had been more than 20 years since the last Cubs no-hitter. In just the year's second game, a new Cub came close to breaking that drought.
Greg Maddux was a Cub from his first professional pitch until the end of 1992. He should have stayed a Cub forever. Oh, well.
As they had five years earlier, the Cubs tried to defend their National League East title. And just as happened five years earlier, they failed.
The Cubs, again quite unexpectedly, won a division title in 1989 -- and in part, it was because of wacky wins like this one.
The Cubs wanted to begin the night-game era at Wrigley Field on 8-8-88. Mother Nature, though, had other ideas.
When you're finished reading this post, you'll be ready to stump your friends with a cool trivia question involving an all-time great player.
During the Wrigley ownership of the Chicago Cubs, intricate and clever artwork adorned the covers of the team's Wrigley Field scorecards. Here are images of all of them (save two), and a bit of the history behind them.
The Cubs got off to a bad start in 1983 and lost a game in a particularly bad way. That sent a certain Cubs employee over the edge.
The Cubs were under new ownership in 1982, with many new players. That didn't stop them from losing games in almost incomprehensible ways.
The 1981 Cubs were lucky there was a player strike. If not for that, they likely would have posted the worst record in franchise history -- even though they were sort of in a pennant race at season's end. How? Read on.
An airline strike and a brawl involving fans highlighted this game, which was suspended after nine innings. How did those two unrelated-to-baseball things happen? You're invited to one of the wildest Cub events of the 1970s, dear reader.
The Cubs added a power hitter in his prime in '78, but still finished second-to-last in the National League in home runs. Home run prowess, though, won the team one long extra-inning game in Los Angeles.