Recently, I conducted a Q&A session with the Chicago Tribune‘s Paul Sullivan, or “Sully” as he is commonly referred. With nearly two decades of beat reporting for the Cubs and White Sox under his belt, Sully has excellent advice and insight for anyone interested in sports journalism. A recent job change has transformed Sully from the ‘Cubs guy’ into the ‘baseball guy’ for the Tribune, still he was able to shed some positive, and even not so positive, light on beat reporting.
Even though we blame the first on the goat, the Cubs celebrate another centennial milestone. Today, the second oldest ballpark in the Majors turns 100 years old! Happy Birthday Wrigley! (Sigh… Yes, our ballpark is more recent than our last World Series title).
Go back in time with the MLB article about the Cub-Feds first game at Wrigley 100 years ago today.
Planning on attending this monumental event? Find out what you can receive in this press release of festivities!
Of course this celebration needs a logo! MLB presents the finalists and entire gallery here. Check back later to find out the winner.
A fantastic tribute video to the Cubs. Of course with the best soundtrack of Wrigley.
Pat Hughes takes fans on a historical video journey of Wrigley. We love you, Hughes.
Remember Skip Parker? Here’s his hilarious “frank” video about Wrigley Field’s name change. Enjoy.
Despite our terrible record, at least Wrigley still brings “hot guys that are up for anything.” Always a reason to celebrate.
And here’s one for you, Cubbie fans! We certainly are the best fans in baseball. There’s always next year, right?
Since the 1980’s landlords of former residential buildings positioned across the street from Wrigley Field created a business off of Cubs fans. But this industry now faces an uncertain future if Tom Ricketts gets his way.
A proposed $500-million renovation of the 100-year-old ballpark was approved by the Chicago City Council and is set to begin. However, a binding contract with rooftop owners, giving the team 17 percent of gross revenue, is in effect until 2024. And now with rooftop owners potentially threatening a lawsuit because the proposed signage would obstruct views, the process has come to a halt. Although legal action would only delay the process rather than stop it, said President of Business Operations Crane Kenney, the Cubs still want to maintain a good relationship with their neighbors. Read More…
The Chicago Cubs are no stranger to the Major League Baseball spotlight, but not always for topics a team may want. With the last World Series title won in 1908, the last World Series appearance in 1945, the last playoff appearance in 2008, and even the removal of Wrigley’s favorite Old Style beer, Cubs fans have seen better days. OK, maybe not by many that are actually living… Still, we choose to bleed Cubbie blue, through and through.
So I welcome you to the Cubbies Clubhouse blog. Where you will find all news, good and not so good, about one of the oldest teams in the National League. Read More…