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Cubs Playoffs

Meeks Scaling Back Cubs Playoff Protest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of people will gather around Wrigley Field during Wednesday's playoff game to protest school funding inequities, but they will not ring the s...


Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stefanie Michaels

So, I hear "it's been 102 years since both the Chicago Cubs and White Sox have made it to the playoffs"- and Chicago is going nuts with the best case ...

From One Cubs Fan to the Masses

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

While it's a bit unfair to blame Bartman for the Cubs' failure to reach the World Series in 2003, that display was indicative of what's wrong with today's so-called sports fans.

Cubs Set Playoff Roster

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Felix Pie earned the final National League Division Series roster spot Tuesday as the Cubs decided to go with a defensive outfielder instead of slugge...

Daley Bets Local Eats On Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the Bears faced the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl, Mayor Daley wagered a Taste of Chicago spread with the mayor of Indianapolis with enoug...

Wrigley Bar Owners Agree To Seventh Inning Cutoff

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE The alcohol sales ban will only last for one hour and will be lifted if the game goes into extra innings, the Sun-Times reports. [Lakeview A...

Cubs Fan Settle Playoff Tickets Lawsuit

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE The lawsuit has been settled. The three men agreed to share their four playoffs tickets by alternating games. It was all but inevitable. ...

Wrigley Field: FInding Real Fans At The Circus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sports Illustrated scribe Gary Smith embedded at Wrigley Field for the Cubs Labor Day series against the Phillies for the magazine's current cover sto...

Wrigleyville Going Dry For Playoffs?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Mayor Daley spoke out in favor of the seventh-inning booze ban and warned that bars that violate it could lose their liquor licenses. "We do...

Breaking Down Cubs Playoffs Matchups

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cubs might not know until Sunday, maybe even Monday, whom they'll face in the first round of the playoffs. They are most likely to meet the Mets o...

City Series Windfall

Crain's Chicago Business | Steven R. Strahler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A World Series featuring the Chicago Cubs could generate almost $100 million for Chicago's economy, while the Chicago White Sox making the Fall Classi...

LISTEN: Eddie Vedder's Cubs Song

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pearl Jam frontman-- and lifelong Cubs fan-- Eddie Vedder wrote a song for his beloved ballclub at the request of Cubs legend Ernie Banks. The resul...

Meeks Taking School Protest To Wrigley

Chicago Sun-Times | Rosalind Rossi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six thousand protesters, wearing bright orange T-shirts, could ring Wrigley Field during the first Chicago Cubs playoff game, under a plan by state Se...

Cubs Mum On Clinch Party Plans

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So, where's the party, dudes? That's the question everyone was asking late Thursday afternoon after the Cubs reduced their magic number to two with a...

Wrigley Rooftop Bud Sign Stays: Judge

Chicago Sun-Times | Shamus Toomey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge this afternoon ordered the removal of the brown tarp that is covering the Budweiser billboard on a rooftop behind Wrigley Field's ...

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?

What Kind of Fall is This Going to Be?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Wednesday night after Sarah Palin's speech, I went to bed with a pit in my stomach that reminded me not of November, 2004, but rather October, 2003.

Cub Fans Owe the White Sox a Thank You Card

Joe Aiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Aiello

As the Cubs continue their series with the Reds, I've decided that it's time to give Kenny Williams and the White Sox a call and say thank you. Before...