Found September 19, 2012 on With Leather:
In new TV shows that didn’t necessarily look great but I still wanted to watch and eventually forgot news, NBC’s new apocalyptic drama Revolution debuted to pretty solid ratings on Monday night. In fact, according to the network that is about to end Parks and Rec and 30 Rock in favor of shows like Guys with Kids, Revolution had the highest rated debut for a drama since ABC’s V, which caused me to say, “Oh yeah, what the hell happened to that show?”But one of the more notable observations of the bazillion Revolution trailers that NBC treated us to this summer was a scene in which the gang was walking by Wrigley Field, which had been overrun by nature. Oh, I suppose I should point out that the plot of this show is that all of the electricity on Earth just stopped and nobody could fix it, so we couldn’t mow the lawn and trim the hedges. I’m assuming we also couldn’t manscape so I’m finally relieved that I can’t grow facial hair.Anyway, as you can see in the banner image, the show’s wri...

Show drops Cubs-World Series nod

The futuristic NBC show Revolution has removed a mention of the Cubs being the 2012 World Series champs that appeared on a Wrigley Field sign.

Kane County Cubs Are A-Coming

The Twitterverse says the Cubs have finalized plans with Kane County to move their Class A player development contract a little closer to home. With guys like Almora, Vogelbach, Amaya, Candelario, Dunston Jr. and so on possibly playing there next season, there should be some good crowds. The dirty, rotten Cardinals have already taken up the void left by the Cubs in Peoria. I haven...

Season in Review: Jeff Samardzija

Now that Jeff Samardzija's season is over, let's take a moment to look back and express amazement that for about half the season Samardzija was the guy you most wanted to see on the mound for the Cubs. Well, assuming you weren't rooting for the Cubs reverse standings position. Here's his final numbers on the [...]

Even NBC Has Given Up On The Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are currently sitting with the second worst record in baseball and to add injury to insult,  just like many Northsiders, NBC just gave up hope on the lovable losers as well.  ”Revolution” is a new show on NBC which debuted this past Monday night, but the background in one scene looked different than when they were first airing in the Spring.   Originally...

Cubs fan ejected for pantomiming ******** behind the plate

Ah the folly of youth. To some guys, there's simply nothing more amusing than a pantomimed *******. I'm guessing that's because most guys who find that particular activity enjoyable have never been on the receiving end of an actual *******. 99.9% of the time, guys who enjoy showing off their air ******* skills usually have the decently to limit it to bars...

Cubs make TV series remove '2012 World Series Champions' from Wrigley scene

It looks like proclaiming the Chicago Cubs "2012 World Series Champions" on a new NBC series was even more science fiction than the beleaguered team could take. A scene from an early version of the network's new sci-fi series, "Revolution" — set 15 years into the future — showed a sign outside of a dilapidated, overgrown Wrigley Field which read, "...

Chicago Cubs lose 2012 World Series title sign on NBC's "Revolution"(Picture)

Like most of you, I watched the first night of NBC's new hit drama series "Revolution" and enjoyed the scene were the cast walks near Chicago's Wrigley Field covered in grass/weeds. For those of you with astute eyes, you might have seen something change since the trailer of the show was released. There was a "Chicago Cubs 2012 World Series Champs...

Starlin Castro will end up with 4 years of arbitration

This is something I've been meaning to write for at least a month, but just haven't gotten around to it. About 4-6 weeks ago I read in more than one place about how Starlin Castro would become a super-two eligible player, which means he'd have 4 years of arbitration eligibility rather than 3. The articles [...]

Cubs, Kane County announce partnership

The Chicago Cubs and Kane County Cougars have announced a player development contract, making one of the Midwest League's most successful franchises an affiliate of the local favorite Cubs.

10 facts about the Cubs series

Cincinnati (88-59) continues its forward march to clinch the NL Central with a visit to Chicago beginning on Tuesday. It's there that they will meet the fifth-place Cubs (58-88) for a trio of games in hopes of shrinking their magic number from its current total of five. They'll face a Cubs squad who enters the series as winners of seven of their last nine, but still...

Daily Facepalm: Something I’ve Not Felt Since….

  There's been some unusual disturbances in the Force in the Cubs universe recently. Nothing on the scope of millions of voices suddenly crying out and being suddenly silenced, but more like when Luke went into that weird tree on Dagobah and you didn't know what the hell was going on. Movin' On Up The [...]

Misplayed ball helps Reds get past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning Wednesday night and Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 hours after Reds manager Dusty Baker left the ballpark for chest X-rays. A team spokesman said the tests were to "rule out pneumonia." Bench coach Chris Speier brought the lineup card to home plate and there was no sign of the 63-year-old...

Perception vs Reality: my final lockout post until the lockout is over

  Why is it that perception and reality rarely match up? I almost always perceive a situation as a more positive situation than the reality. For instance, I told myself there would be no lock out. I even went so far as to say the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series in 2013 if [...]
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