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The End of a Golden Era for Cubs Fans

Brad Spirrison | Posted 02.10.2015 | Sports
Brad Spirrison

Up to this point, Cubs' president Theo Epstein's plan has been nothing short of brilliant. Trade away anything of value at the Major League level for minor league prospects that harvest more hope than humiliation.

Wrigley Field's Old Style Beer Is Here To Stay, For Now

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's iconic workingman's brew will continue to have a place at Wrigley Field under a deal announced Wednesday by the Chicago Cubs...

WATCH: An Interview With The Cubs' Drunkest Fan

Posted 06.15.2011 | Chicago

Justin Kaufmann, WBEZ content developer and member of the sketch comedy group "Schadenfreude," spent election season lampooning one of Chicago's uglie...

Quigley Delivers Top Ten Reasons Chicago Is World's Best City To Congress

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley took a page from David Letterman Tuesday night, delivering a Top Ten list from the floor of Congress of his "Reasons Chicago is...

Cubs Fans Abusing Parking Permits: Clerk

Chicago Tribune | John Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

City Clerk Miguel del Valle wants aldermen to review permit parking in Chicago, saying Thursday that the ever-expanding patchwork of residential zones...

Ex-Cub Kerry Wood Says Black Players Got Hate Mail

ESPN Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cleveland Indians closer and ex-Cubs ace Kerry Wood didn't dismiss the notion that Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley and other African-American players m...

Cubs Fan Suspected Of Throwing Beer On Victorino Surrenders To Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Police charged a 21-year-old man with two misdemeanor counts Thursday in connection with a beer-throwing incident that showered Philad...

Prisoner of Cubs

Ted Goeglein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ted Goeglein

Like smoking, being a Cubs fan means committing oneself to something that starts out hot, burns out at the midpoint, and turns to ashes at the end.

Cubs Fan's Loyalty Bought By Red Sox?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The despondent Cubs fan whose attempt to sell his baseball loyalty on eBay was thwarted by the auction site, may have a suitor in the Boston Red Sox,...

Chicago Dreams

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Marovitz

October was set up to be a crazy, zany month with fans preoccupied with our national pastime. Now, we can all get back to things of lesser significance, like the presidential election and the economy.

The Bartman Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tuesday marks the five-year anniversary of the Steve Bartman incident. Chicago Sun-Times sports editor and blogger Roman Modrowski says enoguh time ha...

Cubs Fan Auctioning His Allegiance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cubs fan is selling his team loyalty to the highest bidder, Shamus Toomey reports in the Sun-Times: Scot Moore, 30, a brokenhearted fan who grew u...

Harold and Barack: Emotional Wisdom From 1983

Paul Engleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Engleman

The 1983 Chicago mayoral election has one obvious similarity to this year's presidential race. With only a few weeks left, there is a real possibility that something which until recently seemed unthinkable will happen: An African-American could be elected president.

The Daily Show Mocks Cubs Fans (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daily Show delivered a stinging sendup of Cubs fans Tuesday night. In a segment on the disproportionate impact of "Stupid Voters" on the preside...

The Audacity of Nope

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

It got late early and the Cubs just gave us more of the same. In what was thought to be a change postseason for Major League Baseball, the North Side nihilists ended up giving hope the finger. The curse will not be reversed.

A Pirates' Fan's Lament: I Feel Your Pain (Kind Of)

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

The economy's in the toilet, your 401(k) is worth as much as Neifi Perez's autograph, and the White Sox are still playing while the Cubs are scheduling tee times in Scottsdale.

Cubs Lose, Cubs Lose, Cubs Lose!

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monroe Anderson

Although I've lived less than two miles from Wrigley Field for more than 30 years, I've never been much of a Cubs fan for three reasons.

Bill Murray's Cubs Advice

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Life-long Cubs fan Bill Murray offered advice to the beleaguered ballclub in an interview with the Tribune: "I think they're going to put more left-...

CTA Motorman Praises Sox En Route To Wrigley

CTA Tattler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Baseball fever, of a sort, as overheard by the CTA Tattler: We're on the Red Line heading north into Addison, about 30 minutes before the start of th...

What's Really Important

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Marovitz

For the next month, all of our worldly concerns will take a back seat to ... baseball. For the first time in over 100 years, both Chicago baseball teams are in the playoffs.

The Mood At Wrigley

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

It's a long plane ride out West. Maybe the Cubs will have their own Manifest Destiny, taking two in L.A., and come back for an encore in Chicago. It's nice to dream.

Fighting Words: McCain's Battle Scars a Walk in the Park Compared to Cubbie Blues

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

Who has persevered through more adversity, Hanoi Hilton alum John McCain or the legions of Cubs fans that have rooted in vein?