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The game probably took five years off WC’s life, but after more than a century of futility, and 43 years of breaking WC’s heart, the Cubs overcame all the demons and won the World Series.

Genuine Wrigley Field bleacher seats and 1906 replica jersey

WC Has Been Here Before


The Cubs and clinch the National League pennant tonight by beating the Dodgers. That would set the first four digits of the¬†Eamus Catulli counter to zeroes. That would be for the first time since before WC’s parents met. WC spent some time in his bleacher seats, purchased at the 1983 remodel of Wrigley. WC has…

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It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on…

How to Have a Perfect Evening


Sometimes, even in the middle of the week, you can have a perfect evening. First, your baseball team shuts out the opposing team in a sudden-death playoff. That’s right, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 to advance to the National League Divisional Series. Cubs’ ace pitcher Jake Arrieta shut down the Pirates’ offense,…

Wrigley Field, September 23, 2015

R.I.P. Ernie Banks, 1931-2015


WC watched Ernie Banks play his last game. September 25, 1971, the Cubs hopelessly mired in the bottom half of the National League East, the 40-year old Banks was playing with the bad knees that had forced him from shortstop to first base to sometime substitute, but there was still utter, child-like joy in every…