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Cubs Win for Steve Goodman

Roger Wright | Posted 04.04.2016 | Chicago
Roger Wright

This year the Cubs are actually predicted to win the World Series. Predicted by people who actually know about stuff like this. Could it happen? Of course it could. And if it does, know that the guy playing the music in the back of your mind will be Steve Goodman.

An Obituary for the Wrigleyville McDonald's

The Second City | Posted 03.24.2016 | Chicago
The Second City

From 4 a.m. gang fights to bros who over-bro'ed, the Wrigleyville McDonald's was a nurturer to us all-the tired, the poor, the too drunk to function.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Spring Training Optimism

Richard Crepeau | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

This spring the expectations for the Chicago Cubs are through the roof. For the last several days I have been in Arizona where Cub fans are swarming over Phoenix filled with an air of confidence.

If Bill Veeck Came Back for the Cubs

Roger Wright | Posted 10.21.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

The cold autumn rains of October started when the game was almost over. Sheets of crying rain against the lights of the stadium. Wrigley Field slowly draining, the crowds taking one last look, the giant switch thrown and the empty park goes dark.

Wrigley Scoreboard Operator, Darryl Wilson and Hot Doug's, Doug Sohn, Dish on Life at Wrigley

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.21.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I am fascinated with the scoreboard at Wrigley Field. It is made of sheet steel, as are the numbers that are manually adjusted by operator Darryl Willson to reflect the scores of the games going on at any one time in the National and American Leagues during Cubs baseball games.

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Makes Daring Catch, But Even Better Play

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.13.2015 | Sports

So, does it count? On Wednesday night, fans at Wrigley Field were wondering whether or not the best catch they'll see all year would actually be an ...

'Brushback,' A Conversation With Sara Paretsky

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Sara Paretsky is the award-winning author of the V. I. Warshawski detective novels. In 1982, when Sara wrote Indemnity Only, she revolutionized the mystery novel by creating a hard-boiled woman investigator.

Cubs Pitcher Says Wrigley Field 'Looks Like Baghdad'

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.02.2015 | Sports

Wrigley Field looks a little rough in the middle of renovations.

'Let's Play Two'

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 04.03.2015 | Chicago
Miles J. Zaremski

Days fly by in our lives. But it is the memories such as were evoked in thousands like Mike and me upon the passing of Mr. Cub and those gathering to celebrate and honor him at the memorial service that are the salve making our later days even richer and more rewarding.

WATCH: Cubs Grounds Crew's Major Tarp Fail

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports

The skies opened up over Wrigley Field on Tuesday night and the Chicago Cubs' grounds crew struggled mightily in its attempt to keep the field playabl...

The National Guard, Mayor Rahm and the Ivy at Wrigley Field

Evan F. Moore | Posted 09.10.2014 | Chicago
Evan F. Moore

Many of the people in our city's disenfranchised neighborhoods do not believe that the mayor has their best interests at heart.

What the Scent of Patchouli Reminds Me of

Amy Roost | Posted 08.19.2014 | Divorce
Amy Roost

I was six. She was 26. I was a chubby, dishwater-blonde tomboy. She was a lithe, brunette model. I wore football jerseys. She wore patchouli. The only thing we shared in common was a love for her boyfriend -- my dad.

Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

We live in the United States of America, a country known for its second chances. It's time we give Pete Rose his second chance for all the memories he gave us. Twenty-five years is long enough. Bud Selig needs to do the right thing, step up to the plate and remove the ban.

Sport and Society for Arete - The Week

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It was one of those very special weeks in SportsWorld. At least three things stood out: two in baseball and one in the bizarre world of the NCAA. It...

Wrigley Field's Celebrity Singers Ranked From Most Cringe-Worthy To Least

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports

In the years since the 1998 death of legendary Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, his seventh-inning stretch tradition of singing "Take Me Out To T...

PHOTOS: Wrigley Field Celebrates Birthday With MASSIVE Cake

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.24.2014 | Sports

What better way to celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday than a 400-pound cake? In honor of the milestone, Buddy Valastro of the famous TLC reality...

100 Years of Solitude

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

This is it. Today is the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field. Initially it was known as Weegham Park, and then Cubs Park, but eventually the Wrigley family came in and they got the name right.

Wrigley Field Turns 100, And It Hasn't Lost A Step

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.24.2014 | Sports

Leave it to one of Chicago's finest baseball movies to sum up the meaning of Wrigley Field in just 21 words. Back in 1993, "Rookie Of The Year" ann...

5 Ideas for Your Next Mancation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

How is a "mancation" different than a bachelor party? These trips are about finding the time to bond with all of your buddies in a new place or with a new activity -- not celebrating one man's last night of singledom. But similar to organizing a bachelor party, planning a mancation takes work.

Wrigley Night Game Deal Could Mean Big Changes For Local Residents

Posted 12.05.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs' massive Wrigley Field renovation deal inched forward Wednesday when the City Council green-lit a new deal that would give the team m...

Lessons Learned from an (Allergy-Safe) Halloween Costume

Carissa K | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

he limitations are all things that we can manage and I'll always be there, finding creative ways to help him enjoy himself in safe ways.

How Much Chicago Food Can Chicago Corruption Buy?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

What will $500 million buy you, in terms of orders of some great Chicago foods?

Sold-Out Pearl Jam Concert Takes Wrigley Field By Storm; Band Plays 'Til 2 a.m. After Rain Delay

Lauren Drell | Posted 09.21.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

At approximately 11:45 p.m., Vedder reappeared on stage announcing that Cubs legend Ernie Banks would say, "'Let's play two,' I say, 'Let's play until two.'"

Summertime in the Windy City

Party Earth | Posted 08.07.2013 | Chicago
Party Earth

Whether sunbathing on the shores of Lake Michigan, reaching for a foul ball at Wrigley Field, or browsing antiques at a vintage flea market, there's n...

DuPage County Aims To Lure Cubs From Friendly Confines

Posted 06.13.2013 | Chicago

While Cubs' negotiations over renovations at 99-year-old Wrigley Field continue to sputter, another Chicago suburb is putting out their welcome mat wi...