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The Jersey Chaser:
Chicago Cubs fans have not won a World Series in a 107 years and will do just about anything to change that, including walking 1,600 miles with a goat to reverse the famous Billy Goat Curse.
Six Cubs fans from all across the country, are walking from the team’s Spring Training home in Mesa, Arizona to the Cubs Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, all while being accompanied by a 4-month-old Nigerian dwarf goat named Wrigley. With the help of Wrigley, the men hope to end the curse of the Billy Goat casted on the Cubs in 1945. Legend has it, Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave the Cubs World Series game because his billy goat was bothering other fans. Sianis warned officials, “Them Cubs, they aren’t gonna win no more,” and even sent a telegram to team owners. The Cubs lost the 7-game series and have not been back to the World Series since.
The group, which has named themselves “Crack the Curse,” left for Wrigley Field on legendary Cub Ron Santo’s birthday on Febru...
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The Chicago Cubs were in a major home-run drought. It had been since April 13 since their last homer, when Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart
connected in St. Louis. LaHair ended that drought in the ninth inning of the Cubs' 3-2,
10-inning victory Tuesday night over those same Cardinals, this time at Wrigley Field. Manager Dale Sveum is fully aware what had been going on....
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21-year old 6’5 RHP Jose Arias got the start for the Cubs and worked three innings, and although he did allow two runs on four hits and...
*Dear readers, pardon me while I step away from being an unbiased observer and put on my wrathful fanboy hat*
Stop it, Chicago Cubs. Just stop it.
You are a 6-win team thus far, and while yes, your last two wins (unfortunately, against my World Champion St. Louis Cardinals) were full of drama, let us not forget: you suck.
But you wouldn’t know that watching your celebrations the...
One of the updates the Cubs made to Wrigley Field for the 2012 season was a new LED scoreboard in right field. The new addition, which is featured in the photo above, was built on the idea of not having to clutter the bleachers with advertisements. This way, ads can be rotated through the scoreboard sitting under the right field bleachers and are less invasive to the park itself...
The trade of center fielder Marlon Byrd has opened up some new lineup possibilities for Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum as he tries to find any combination that will produce runs. Byrd was a middle-of-the-order hitter, but his horrendous start (3-for-43) handcuffed Sveum and the Cubs. Now, Sveum can go with Tony Campana, Reed Johnson and Joe Mather in center field. None is a...
The Cubs were down then Mather found some redemption, some ice and some shaving cream. Marmol blew it the next night, but was bailed out and the Cubbies walked off again. Matty G and the Shark pitched well, Wrigley was having fun and the Cubs won a series against the defending world champions. Hey, quite a nice series in a down year.
It’s Friday, let’s have some fun and go rambling...
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Cubs go for the sweep? Holy s@#$%!
There are some looming showers, so getting a full game in may not happen. I should be around...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis 3-2 on Wednesday night, ending the Cardinals' run of 13 consecutive winning series.
Tony Campana sparked the winning rally with a one-out single off Fernando Salas (0-1). Campana then stole second in a close call that led to the first ejection for Cardinals manager...
With the Chicago Cubs trade of Marlon Byrd, outfielder Brett Jackson inches another step closer to making his major league debut though the team insists they will not rush him to the major leagues. Jackson is currently hitting .253 in 75 at bats with two home runs, eight RBI and three stolen bases. His strikeout rate is still cause for concern at 28% this season, which is going...
Remember last year how Paul Maholm posted a career-best 3.66 ERA while starting 26 games for the imploding Pirates? If you do, then you probably also remember that even though he was on a career-setting pace stat-wise before he got hurt, his record ended up at a miserable 6-14.
That’s because the offense provided him an average of 2.88 runs of support and in Maholm’s 26...
With a two-out, two-run walk-off single off St. Louis closer Jason Motte, the Cubs’ Joe Mather became Monday night’s unlikeliest hero. But all you had to do was ask him — before the traditional shaving cream pie to the face, of course — and he’d tell you (as he told WGN after the game) the man truly responsible for the Cubs’ ninth-inning rally was Bryan LaHair. The 29...
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