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Harry Carey and Eiffel Tower

Harry Carey and Eiffel Tower

I was cruising through some of my old Flickr photos and I’m still really digging this one of the Harry Carey Wrigley Field statue holding the Eiffel Tower. from the Flickr description: tourists like to do that pose where they stand blocks away from a world-famous monument and squeeze it between their fingers. Here the […]

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big cubs sale

big cubs sale

The Chicago Cubs are in 5th place. They’re 14 games below .500 (46-60). So where’s the silver lining in all this? SALES! Kohl’s is selling Cubs apparel for 60-80% off! Jerseys with current players names are 80% off and everything else is 60% off. I scored an Andre Dawson t-shirt for $10 (retail $25). It’s […]

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ryan theirot trade

ryan theirot trade

I’m glad the Cubs got rid of Ryan Theriot. I was never a fan. It was kinda cool when he first came up with Mike Fontenot and we learned that they were teammates at LSU. That was fun for, oh, about 2 days. Sure he’s a scrappy player. But that act gets old quickly when […]

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atoyot wrigley sign

atoyot wrigley sign

The giant Toyota advertisement is now a fixture of Wrigley Field. The intent to build this ad was announced back in March and I blogged how it would look like a giant alien invading the park. Yes, the ad will look strange from inside the park, and it will also look very strange from the […]

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Wrigley Field good luck bird

Wrigley Field good luck bird

I hereby declare that the seagull is now officially the good luck creature for the Chicago Cubs. People tend to get a little obsessive over a silly goat. So why not find something that will turn the tide in the Cubs favor? Why a seagull? Read on. Today I was watching the Cubs-Brewers game with […]

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get Soriano out of there

Cubs lead 1-0 in the 7th. Reds have runners on first & second with one out. Jonny Gomes hits a lazy fly ball to left. Unfortunately Soriano was lazier than the fly ball and he dropped it. He didn’t have to run hard to the ball. He simply let it hit his glove and fall […]

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Ernie Banks statue will have a friend

Ernie Banks statue will have a friend

A statue of Billy Williams will be unveiled September 7th outside Wrigley Field. This announcement was made last week, March 30th, by Tom Ricketts. Williams said, “In Chicago, it gets kind of cold. I hope it doesn’t freeze up. I know Ernie was kind of cold out there, so I have to go out and […]

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carlos zambrano ERA

carlos zambrano ERA

Yesterday, I picked Carlos Zambrano to win the NL Cy Young Award. He gave up 8 earned runs in 1.1 innings. That’s an ERA of 54.00. I am happy that baseball is a 162 game season. Though Jason Heyward, my MVP pick, accounted for 3 of Zambrano’s 8 runs with his 3-run homer in his […]

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2010 baseball predictions

2010 baseball predictions

The 2010 Major League Baseball season starts today. (Actually it started last night with ESPN’s two favorite teams slugging it out.) I’ll make a few predictions. Most predictions/forecasts simply pick the same players and teams that won the previous season. You won’t see that here. NL Cy Young AwardCarlos ZambranoChicago CubsI’m believing the hype surrounding […]

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Alien Invades Wrigley Field!

Alien Invades Wrigley Field!

The Cubs want to add a giant Toyota advertisement to Wrigley Field. World-class architectural critic, Blair Kamin, provides excellent insight into why it looks bad. Here’s the comment I left on Kamin’s blog post: The Toyota ad looks like an alien space ship perched on the edged of the bleachers. Because it’s a dimensional form […]

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