Wednesday, February 25, 2009


First Spring Training game today. I think I speak for every baseball fan when I say "about time".

45° and cloudy/rainy/melting snow in Chicago today. Not bad for the end of February, but visions of 85° sunny days at Wrigley this summer are dancing in my head.

Hang in there everybody! We're almost at the finish line....

Monday, February 16, 2009


The five most beautiful words in the English dictionary: "Pitchers and catchers have reported."

Spring is around the corner my friends, hang in there.

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.

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This is the year

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