Wednesday, June 18, 2008

88

Cubs didn't turn out great last night, but the ninth inning was fun. That squeeze play call was exciting, but unfortunatley didn't win it. It was more fun watching that then seeing a popout or strike out.

St Louis lost to KC. So, we drop the number again. The Cubs are in the drivers seat.

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Pam Anton said...

ComEd Offers Chance to Throw First Pitch at Wrigley Field
Environmental contest part of ComEd sponsorship of Smart Home exhibit

CHICAGO (June 18, 2008) –Attention Cubs fans! ComEd is offering a “Home Run” sweepstakes through which the selected winner will throw out the ceremonial opening pitch at a Chicago Cubs home game.

To enter, contestants simply answer five questions on how to conserve energy, save money and help the environment. The five questions can be found at www.msichicago.org/homerun and assistance in answering the questions is located at www.ComEdCARE.com.

The contest is part of the company’s sponsorship of the Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd and Warmed by Peoples Gas exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry,

Entries will be accepted from now until July 30, 2008. The top prize is throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field on August 28, 2008, when the Cubs battle the Philadelphia Phillies and four field box tickets to the game. Second and third place prizes are $2,500 worth of ENERGY STAR appliances and two bicycles, respectively.

To enter the sweepstakes, you must be 18 years of age or older and live in the ComEd service territory. For more information visit www.msichicago.org/homerun.

The Smart Home exhibit, which is open through Jan. 4, 2009, offers tours of a 2,500-square-foot “green” home on the Museum’s grounds and showcases ComEd’s electricity-saving programs for customers and other ways to practice green living. The exhibit also demonstrates the latest offerings in sustainable living and environmentally-friendly technologies and offers visitors simple, practical ways they can incorporate green living into their lifestyle. The Smart Home sponsorship is one way ComEd is educating its customers on the benefits of energy efficiency. Later in June, ComEd will begin offering residential customers the tools to be more energy efficient and to save money. Information on a new program to provide incentives for efficient lighting and other measures will be available on www.ComEd.com within the next few weeks.

How The Number Works

The Chicago Cubs Magic Number is derived by the following equation: Total Number of Games + 1 - Wins by the Cubs - Losses by Best Opponent.

The Magic Number is affected by one of two events, a Cubs win or the best opponent losing. The number is 163 at the beginning of the season. When the number hits 0, the Cubs have clinched the NL Central and are in the PLAYOFFS!

This site represents the Magic Number for clinching the National League Central Division . If the Wild Card becomes relevant for getting into the post season, this site may contain both. In that case, the Wild Card number will clearly be denote.

Shoot an email to 2009@cubsmagicnumber.com with comments and suggestions. Also, drop a Cubs theme'd photo with a story. It may be posted during future number updates.

This is the year

This is the year
I will watch from just over the rail.

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