Found October 02, 2012 on
The Slanch Report:
If you're in the Chicago area and looking for a cheap date night activity, consider the friendly ivied confines of Wrigley Field. Despite having already lost 100 games, the Chicago Cubs are not the worst team in basebal—or even in their division! That honor falls on the lowly Houston Astros who currently sit at with an anemic record of 54-106.
In a bit of scheduling kismet, the Cubs are set to finish their season out against the Astros at home. But the fans, they aren't so interested it seems. Usually major league baseball games cost a significant amount of money to go to but tickets for these final few games on StubHub are cheaper than the ride on the CTA to and from the game.
Tickets for only $1.83!!!! That's crazy!
Even crazier? That actually represents a price HIKE; earlier, tickets were available for under $0.90...
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Fresh off of suffering through our first 100 loss season since 1966, the Cubs went and announced that they're gonna move in the brick wall behind home plate.
They pulled a similar stunt back in 2004, adding three rows of "premium seating" for folks with money to burn.
Now, I couldn't fathom how much it costs to move a brick wall 3 feet, but based on how...
Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano says he is open to being traded in the offseason.
The 36-year-old is having his best season in years. He said Wednesday that ''I just want to have one more shot to go to the World Series before I (retire).''
Soriano has two years remaining on his contract and says he will consider walking away when the deal is up.
Faith used to come easier for a Cubs fan. If you've been paying any attention, it has been beaten out of you. Over the years, we've been told to believe in one can't-miss phenom after another. Cubs fans have lived on them. They were all saviors.
I don't know where any of them are now.
Last time I talked to Karl Pagel, once featured on the front page of the Wall...
The Chicago Cubs didn't expect to contend this season, but the new brass might have been surprised by the 101-loss season. Give team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer credit, though. They approached their first season exactly the way they said they would. Once the July 31 trade deadline neared, Epstein and Hoyer traded veteran players for prospects, in keeping...
The Slanch Report suggests that Cubs tickets are selling for peanuts. Julie posted the other day you can get tickets for 9 cents. I wondered how accurate it would be to say they were selling for peanuts so I went over to Google Shopping to find out. Turns out the cheapest Planters Peanuts you can [...]
The Chicago Cubs’ rough season is finally at its end. And with only three games left to go in their dreadful season, the reasons to attend a Cubs game are few and far between.
But like with everything, there are pros and cons about attending this week’s season ending series against the Astros.
The cons are easy: The Astros suck, the Cubs suck, and the baseball played by both...
Game 162 is here and it features the worst two teams in baseball for the third consecutive day. So far the worst team has beaten the only slightly less worse team twice in a row. The Cubs are trying to avoid the embarrassing sweep at the hands of the mighty Astros. To do so, the [...]
On October 1, 1932—exactly 80 years ago this Monday—during the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, facing a 2-2 count against Cubs pitcher Charlie Root, looked over to the Cubs dugout then appeared to point toward center field.
Ruth hit the next pitch 440 feet, over the center field wall.
The home run broke a 4-4...
Bryan LaHair homered and hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 5-4 Wednesday in the Astros' National League finale.
In the first series between 100-game losers in the major leagues since 1962, LaHair homered in the second and broke a 4-all tie in the ninth against Hector Ambriz (1-0).
Houston went 55-107 and set a club record for losses...
The Chicago Cubs wrap up their dreadful season this weekend against an even worse Houston Astros squad at the Friendly Confines.
The Cubs are at 60-99 and the Astros are at 53-106. That's right the two worst teams in baseball. Why would anyone want to see these teams play? That's probably why two tickets on StubHub are for sale at $0.19.
That's right, $0.19.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings, Jason Castro homered and the Houston beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Tuesday night in a matchup of 100-loss teams.
The season-ending series between NL Central clubs marks the first meeting of 100-loss team in the majors since 1962, when the Cubs played the New York Mets.
Houston (55-106) threw its third straight shutout and won...