Professional Sports Amount to Half a Loaf Much of the Time

One of our regular readers and contributors to the site, Jim Kneisley, sent me an email recently with a view of the current state of professional sports teams and their players. For fans of professional sports, this could be a thought-provoking topic …

Remembering Jackie Robinson

In honor of the 61st Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball, here is a first hand account from someone who was fortunate enough to have had the privilege of meeting one of the game’s biggest legends. I would like to thank Jim Kneisley for taking the time to share this story […]

Just Say No

Should the Cubs trade several prospects for Brian Roberts? Should they trade for Marlon Byrd of the Texas Rangers? The short answer to both of them is a resounding no.

More Than Just A Name

It’s Friday and time for the latest from the CCO Feedback column. Raul Barraza does not like the idea of possibly renaming the old ballpark at 1060 West Addison…. I never thought I would see the day Wrigley Field was anything other than Wrigley Field, but Sam Zell is looking to selling the naming rights. […]

Options for Kid K

The CCO Feedback column returns for a Tuesday afternoon edition. Here is an article from one of the Faithful, Raul Barraza, with his thoughts on Kerry Wood and his role in the upcoming season. I’m going to come out and say it, I’m a huge Kerry Wood fan. I have nothing but respect for him. […]

A Little History for the Faithful

The CCO Feedback column is back. Over the next couple of days we will run another article from one of the Faithful, but today is Jim Kneisley’s turn and I appreciate the time he took to share a few very cool stories…. When Neil says he’s a history buff and that I’ve lived long enough […]

If I Owned the Cubs

With the sale of our beloved team drifting slowly toward a new owner I have often pondered what I would do if I possessed the power of ownership? It’s a dream question that I am sure many of us have fantasized about. Think about it, you’re the owner of the CUBS! Anyway, this is my […]

I Wanna Be Sedated

Anybody who is a fan of the Ramones probably has this song on his Ipod. For me, when I’m watching the Cubs, it is a way of life. I admit, while watching the game on TV or listening to the radio, I am a nervous wreck. For the most part, I will only watch when […]

Miracle Cubs?

In 1969 the New York Mets stunned the baseball world and broke the hearts of Chicago Cubs’ fans worldwide by winning the World Series. The Mets began the 1969 season in a less than stellar way with a record of two games under .500 at the end of May. During the middle of August the […]

Our Salvation

When the White Sox won the 2005 World Series thoughts quickly turned to the Cubs about winning the 2006 crown. After all, Boston won it 2004, then the White Sox, so 2006 had to be the Cubs turn. As we all know, it wasn’t. The 2005 title that was won by the White Sox was […]