Why I Don't Support the Wrigleyville Rooftop Owners

Yesterday, I posted on my FB page and on Twitter my first gut reaction to the latest twist in the Cubs v. Rooftops saga that began a long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away (or it just seems that way): If you go to a rooftop across from Wrigley, or buy a drink […]

The Only Thing Tom Ricketts Threatened Was Some People’s Delicate Sensibilities

The Cubs released more renderings of what they would like Wrigley to look like after the renovations they've been planning for four years are complete. There was nothing earth-shattering. We already knew what a jumbo video board would theoretically look like thanks to amateur fans with Photoshop skills. This version had lights on the top […]


I recently stopped in at a local dive called Ritz Klub in Michigan City, Indiana. I had heard their burgers were the best thing ever to happen to dead cattle, so I had to see for myself. I had also heard the place was something short of a spectacle for the eyes, and I love […]

What would make you give up on the Cubs?

Aisle 424 wrote last week about the paucity of fans at U.S. Cellular at the conclusion of the White Sox' sweep of the Yankees, and it got me to thinking. It got me to thinking so much I actually used the word paucity in a sentence. But mostly it made me ponder the possibility of the […]

Sometimes You Have to Learn to Say Goodbye to Those You Love

I love Wrigley Field.  I love watching games there.  I love that it is nestled into the neighborhood and it has become the focal point of the local businesses in the area. I love the absence of a scoreboard that doesn’t tell me when to cheer.  I love the minimal advertising that assaults my eyes […]

Don’t Ever Bet On the Cubs at Home

Today, I happened upon a site looking at how well you would do historically if you bet on the Cubs regularly. Obviously, (and I don’t think we needed actual data to convince us of this) the result of such betting would have been bad.  Not Oh-Darn-I-Guess-I-Won’t-Be-Able-to-Buy-That-iPad-Now bad, but more like Holy-Shit-I’m-Now-Homeless bad. I don’t fully […]

AT&T Ballpark vs. Wrigley Field

I had the opportunity to take in a ballgame at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday so I thought I would put it up against Wrigley to see how it compares.  Of course, I have one game experience at AT&T and hundreds at Wrigley, so this is not intended to be the final word […]

Wrigley Field is Not Beautiful From the Outside

I am one of the people who would be upset if the Cubs moved out of Wrigley Field.  As much as I bitch about the crowded walkways and the lack of decent concessions, I would be sad if they had to move.  I think that puts me in a minority in this particular corner of […]

Tom Ricketts’ Easiest Interview Ever

I don’t read a ton of articles by Toni Ginnetti, so I can’t say whether she was just having a bad day or if this is the result of Tom Ricketts being particularly oily, but I had a hard time reading her interview with Tom today. Tom Ricketts smiles at the question: Would winning the World […]