Kerry Wood strikes out Jeff Bagwell May 6, 1998

It Was 20 Years Ago Today…


Today is the 20th Anniversary of Cubs’ pitcher Kerry Wood’s 5th major league start. Against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field, he struck out 20 batters, a National League record. Watch Kerry Wood buckle Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell‘s knees on this third strike. WC, of course, is a huge Cubs fan. There aren’t a…

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Eamus Catuli for 2017


Hey Ernie, Let’s play two. Two baseball posts in one day, that is. Besides, this is too cute not to pass along. Eamus Catuli is is very bad Latin for “Let’s Go Cubs.”  Well, more like “We go for the young whelps,” but the Romans had only limited contact with American baseball. The Lakeview Baseball…

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In Other News…


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.

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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…

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…