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Ten years ago, Chicago Cubs fans famously had to sit under protective netting because the park was falling apart around them. Wednesday, the team is celebrating a century of futility at Wrigley Field. Now, should you have been so “lucky” to have walked away with part of the park’s falling facade, you definitely saved yourself some cash. It would appear that, in conjunction of the iconic ballpark’s 100th anniversary, Major League Baseball has decided to cash in…one brick at a time. Maybe I joke because deep down I want a Wrigley Field Brick. I really do. I’d put that thing up on a shelf, read it stories and brush its hair before bed every night. Then again…I’d also be down for a chunk of JFK’s skull, a piece of the Hindenburg’s mooring mast or any other disaster you want to throw at me. In all seriousness, Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field…you old scamp, you.
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Your browser does not support iframes.The Chicago Cubs suffered a painful 7-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field on Wednesday after giving up a 5-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning. Most Cubs fans are used to the losing by now, but one young Cubs fan took it particularly hard as he watched them blow the lead, throwing his hat on the ground in disgust.The Cubs television...
On a day all about celebrating the past, the Chicago Cubs should already be thinking future.
The Cubs let a 5-2 lead slip away in the top of the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks and lost 7-5 on Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday, snapping their first winning streak of the season.
Considering the torture their fans have been in, this was a fitting way for the Cubs to...
A special birthday usually calls for a special celebration. A special celebration, naturally, should have a 400-pound cake.
The Chicago Cubs honored the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field in a big way on Wednesday, as The Cake Boss and his team of bakers from Carlos’ Bakery in New Jersey created a massive replica of the beloved ballpark.
Happy 100th birthday, Wrigley!
The Chicago Cubs may have issues with getting to the post season, but the team does know who to call when it comes to celebrating the 100th birthday of their historic park--the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro. When it comes to Wrigley Field's 100th B-Day there was no question what he was going to do.Recreate the ballpark itself of course!@Sportscenter/TwitterFor more shots of this...
The only memento that will be missing from Wednesday's celebration is a World Series banner from the past 100 seasons at Wrigley Field.
"I don't think I need that kind of reminder," Cubs President Theo Epstein said Tuesday night. "That's not what I'm going to think about.''
The Cubs provided a rare but pleasant diversion for Epstein as Mike...
Roney Alcala singled twice, doubled, stole a base , and scored two runs, and Antonio Valerio singled twice, doubled, and collected two RBI, as the Cubs rallied for three runs in the 9th and defeated the Angels 5-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Diablo Park Field #7 in Tempe, AZ.
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Commissioner Bud Selig came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of the Ricketts family, which he believes is being treated unfairly by the Chicago media in their battle with rooftop owners.
Selig said he’ll do “whatever is legally” possible to help the Cubs get their $300 million ballpark renovation plan underway.
“That’s how strongly I feel about preserving Wrigley Field...
Though he is not as beloved as some other franchise icons like Ryne Sandberg, Sammy Sosa was one of the most productive players in Chicago Cubs history. From 1992-2004, Sosa belted 293 home runs at Wrigley Field, including the 1998 season where he and Mark McGwire both broke Roger Maris’ record of 61 home runs […]
As if blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning to baseball's worst team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, on the day you are celebrating the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field wasn't enough misery for Cubs fans, outfielder Justin Ruggiano strained his left hamstring in that very inning. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com tweeted this morning that Ruggiano has a Grade 2 strain and will...
Did The Cubs Win?
OSS: Cubs celebrate 100 years of Wrigley Field in fitting fashion.
1. Jeff Samardzija was brilliant (again). He deserved to win (again). He didn’t win (again).
2. Hector Rondon has to be the best Rule 5 pick of the past 5 years, right? A short reflection of the past Rule 5 drafts:
2013: too early to tell.
2012: Rondon is a legitimate back-end reliever...
On April 23, 1914, the first major league baseball game was played at Weeghman Park, now known as Wrigley Field, by the Chicago Federals, representing the city in the Federal League, and it has since become a go-to landmark in the city because of its historic significance and renowned tradition. The first National League game was not held in the stadium until April 1916.
Today, the Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field. Tom Ricketts and the Cubs pulled out all the stops to make this a day to remember, which is something that I think they succeeded in doing with flying colors. Today is a day that I do not think any fan of the Cubs will be able to forget for a long time; not even if they wanted to.
Typically, baseball teams...
Wrigley Field turns 100 today, and in honor of the Chicago Cubs' home's birthday, an incredible 400 pound birthday cake was baked up.
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- Garrett passed along a photo of The Ultimate Warrior on the cover of the new National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid that’s rarely taken seriously.
- Brad sent word that CM Punk was shown on the big screen before yesterday’s Chicago Cubs game, wishing a happy birthday to Wrigley Field.
- Matches taped for...