On this last day of August, the Cubs have a comfortable five and a half game lead in the wild card race.
About two dozen fans stood outside the Cubby Bear waiting to get a glimpse of Joe Maddon.
In Chicago, three things are certain: death, taxes and booing — especially when a guy is making too much money.
Some Cubs fans are thrilled with the news that general manager Jim Hendry got the axe, saying the move was long overdue. Others say it’s not right to kick a man when he’s down.
Some Cubs fans are thrilled with the news that general manager Jim Hendry got the axe, saying the move was long overdue. Others say it’s not right to kick a man when he’s down. An informal survey Wrigley Field found that the supporters of Friday’s move far outnumbered the detractors.
The Cubs didn’t start this season with lofty expectations from their fans. But as the midway point in the season approaches, the team has failed to meet the modest of expectations.
During the summertime, there are two things that I love. One is the greatest city on Earth. And the other is the worst baseball team on the planet.
As the Cubs continue to crumble into dust – and oblivion – some people this week are trying to demonize Carlos Zambrano for speaking his mind. Others, meanwhile, seem ready to canonize him for speaking the truth.
The atmosphere is electric here at Fenway Park, and that is no exaggeration.
The rivalry between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs is probably more uglier in the stands than it is on the field. But it can get even uglier for fans who decide to switch side of the rivalry.
Maybe they’re all broke from Illinois’ soaring gas prices (and soaring taxes). Perhaps they’re just hoarding their pennies to purchase NBA Finals tickets (I mean, the Bulls will be there … right?).
Some free-agents only follow the money, they’re only connection to their new city is the paycheck they receiver. Carlos Pena is different, he knows the passionate Cubs’ fans and can’t wait to play for them.