Friday, March 28, 2008


It's time to play ball!

Monday, March 24, 2008


Days until opening day! One Week!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Days until opening day!

Friday, March 21, 2008


Days until opening day!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Days until Opening Day! I wonder if the hot dogs have been delivered to Wrigley yet. How about the beer?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Days until opening day!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Days until opening day!

Monday, March 17, 2008


Days until Opening Day! Less than 2 weeks now.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Days until opening day

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Days until opening day!!!

Friday, March 14, 2008


Days until opening day. Start getting into season form, cubbies.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Days until opening day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Days until opening day.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Days until opening day. I hope Pie is having successful surgury. His injury sounds painful.

Monday, March 10, 2008


I'm getting sick of Sam Zell... Everything is changing in the name of Zell...

"We've moved eight games from WGN to [Comcast SportsNet]. We get paid twice as much on our Comcast games. Now we're taking eight, real high-ratings programming off WGN. That's the asset Sam (Zell) is going to keep. From here.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Days until Opening Day. 3 weeks for Wrigley to change their name.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Days until opening day.

Some bad news yesterday for traditional fans. It's looking certain that the naming rights of Wrigley Field will be sold. On top of that, it's possible that if Wrigley is sold to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA), Wrigley would undergo a major renovation and possibly make the Cubs play a portion of an upcoming season at the Cell. The Cell is owned by ISFA.

Friday, March 7, 2008


Days until opening day!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


days until opening day.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


days until opening day. Welcome March!

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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!

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This is the year

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