Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Could Reportedly Break Ground in the Next Couple of Weeks

According to a report from Paul Sullivan, the Cubs will break ground on the “new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks.” The Cubs received unanimous approval from the Landmarks Commission last Thursday on the team’s revised plans to restore, expand and renovate Wrigley Field. The new clubhouse is scheduled to be completed […]

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Rambling as the Cubs Ship is Starting to Turn

Hello again, everybody. It was a beautiful week in Chicago, the birds are chirping, the sun is beaming, and the Alcantara’s are raking. As many here know, I am an unwieldy optimist, but even I have been smacked down by reality so much lately that is just didn’t seem like things would ever change. And […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Unanimously Approved Revised Wrigley Plan

The Cubs received unanimous approval from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks on the team’s revised plan to restore, expand and renovate Wrigley Field. The Landmarks Commission approved seven outfield signs, five more than the two that were approved a year ago. The Cubs received approval for a large video board in left field and a […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Meet Mayor’s Request to Change Wrigley Plans

The Cubs are scheduled to present the team’s revised plans to expand Wrigley Field at the Landmarks Commission Thursday and according to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs have agreed to make further changes to the revised plan that was made at the request of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Tribune reported the latest proposal […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Mayor Encourages Cubs and Rooftops to Continue Negotiations

The Cubs are on the Landmarks Commission’s scheduled Thursday to present the team’s revised plans to expand Wrigley Field. But the revised plans have met opposition from the neighborhood and the rooftop owners and according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the latest with Wrigley Field. Mayor Emanuel “encouraged” the Cubs and […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftops Won’t Sue if Number of OF Signs Reduced, Cubs Moving Forward with Revised Plan

According to multiple reports, the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association has agreed not to pursue legal action against the Cubs for blocking the views of the rooftops if the team goes back to the sign package that was approved last year by the Landmarks Commission and install only two outfield signs. The rooftop owners have reached out […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Expect to Receive Approval from City on Revised Plan

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs revised plan for Wrigley Field is expected to be on the Landmarks Commission agenda for July 10 and Landmarks will approve the team’s new plan that includes seven outfield signs and two video scoreboards. The Cubs removed the expansion of the proposed bullpen doors and that […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftops Preparing for Legal Action

Crain’s Chicago Business spoke Monday with the lawyer that will represent the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association in its lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs. Charles Tompkins accused Tom Ricketts “of having buyer’s remorse and asserted that’s no good reason for the team to break a long-term revenue-sharing deal” with the rooftops according to the report from Greg […]

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Crane Kenney Confirms Signing a Contract Extension that Runs Through 2019

During an interview on Saturday morning with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo (Inside the Clubhouse, 670 The Score), Crane Kenney confirmed that he signed a contract extension with the Cubs that runs through 2019. Rumors and an unconfirmed report last off-season indicated Tom Ricketts had extended Kenney’s contract. Bruce Levine reported Saturday morning the extension […]

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