#FlyTheW

  • Dodgers' Dave Roberts beats Joe Maddon for NL Manager of the Year

    Dodgers' Dave Roberts beats Joe Maddon for NL Manager of the Year

    Joe Maddon directed the Cubs to their highest victory total since 1910, but Maddon finished second to Dave Roberts of the Dodgers for the National League Manager of the Year Award on Tuesday. Roberts, in his first season, steered the Dodgers to 91 victories and an NL West title despite losing 28...

  • Watch the Chicago ‘Hamilton’ cast celebrate the World Series with a rendition of ‘Go Cubs Go’

    Watch the Chicago ‘Hamilton’ cast celebrate the World Series with a rendition of ‘Go Cubs Go’

    Perhaps the only thing in Chicago as popular as Chance the Rapper and the Chicago Cubs this fall has been "Hamilton," the overwhelmingly acclaimed Broadway play created by Lin Manuel-Miranda. During Thursday's performance in the historically-minded hip-hop musical open run at the PrivateBank Theatre,...

  • Use this 'super official' Cubs excuse note to get off work for Game 7

    Use this 'super official' Cubs excuse note to get off work for Game 7

    If you, like me, woke up Wednesday with a sense of awe and excitement that the Cubs are in Game 7 of the World Series, then you, like me, also woke up with a sense of dread and terror that capitalism is making you go to work today. Well, you're kind of in luck if your bosses are cool because the...

  • Trevor Bauer gets mini drone gift from savage Cubs fan

    Trevor Bauer gets mini drone gift from savage Cubs fan

    Maybe "chop a finger" is the well-wish equivalent of "break a leg" in show business. That seems to be the message one Cubs fan seemed to be sending Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer by giving him a mini drone toy as a gift, which Bauer tweeted along with a photo Wednesday. If you haven't been following...

  • Bill Murray, wearing a Cubs hat, crashes White House press briefing

    Bill Murray, wearing a Cubs hat, crashes White House press briefing

    Decked out in a Cubs pullover, Bill Murray set a Cubs hat on the lectern in the White House press briefing room Friday morning before bragging about his beloved Chicago Cubs and throwing some shade at Los Angeles.“Hey Mr. President, do you think the Cubs will win?” Murray was asked. The Cubs are...

  • Postseason hoopla brings joy, regret to families of recently departed Cubs fans

    Postseason hoopla brings joy, regret to families of recently departed Cubs fans

    At her 100th birthday party, Eleanor Pfiffner answered playful questions about the Cubs' fortunes like she usually did: This is the year, she'd say, "because I'm not getting any younger." Pfiffner died on Valentine's Day, at 106. The room where she watched baseball games is quiet now, her daughters...

  • We ranked the Chicago Cubs 2016 postseason roster by walk-up song

    We ranked the Chicago Cubs 2016 postseason roster by walk-up song

    It's the most wonderful time of the year: postseason baseball. Even more wonderful is the Cubs earned home field in the NL playoffs and are the favorite to win it all. With potentially another month of Cubs baseball ahead, I'm practically nauseated with nerves and excitement.  While it was definitely a...

  • If the Cubs win the World Series, Chicago might need 100.8M beers

    If the Cubs win the World Series, Chicago might need 100.8M beers

    If the Cubs finally end their World Series title drought, the amount of excitement that will wash over the city will be staggering.  And that will be slightly more overwhelming than how fans are projected to celebrate. Home Run Inn Pizza and marketing company Digital Third Coast ran the numbers...

  • Kris Bryant talking about Chicago hot dogs will make you believe in love again

    Kris Bryant talking about Chicago hot dogs will make you believe in love again

    According to the internet, July 14 is National Hot Dog Day, and we all know nobody does hot dogs like Chicago. In case you needed more evidence to that point, we present to you the most romantic video of the Cubs' Kris Bryant talking about hot dogs. And, if you ever get the chance to invite him...

  • How to be a Cubs fan without being a jerk about it

    How to be a Cubs fan without being a jerk about it

    There has never been a better time to be a Cubs fan than right now. The team has one of the best records in baseball, a sizable lead in the NL Central and a wholly likable team coached by a quirky and also-likable manager who wears shirts that say things like "Try Not To Suck." Things are really...

  • San Diego housemates haunted by 600 Chris Denorfia baseball bobbleheads

    San Diego housemates haunted by 600 Chris Denorfia baseball bobbleheads

    Chris Denorfia was a workhorse outfielder for the Chicago Cubs this year. He had some clutch hits, including a walk-off home run against eventual World Series champs the Kansas City Royals in September, always seemed comfortable playing defense, and looked to be a pretty awesome veteran presence...

  • Cubs roster: Contract status, future for each player

    Cubs roster: Contract status, future for each player

    A wave of rookies vaulted the Cubs to the NLCS and validated the team's mission for sustained success. Their sooner-than-expected arrival may come at the expense of free agents or a glut of young infielders who may be used as trade chips to address much-needed impact pitching. Here's a look at...

  • Dear Cubs: You won over this White Sox fan

    Dear Cubs: You won over this White Sox fan

    "Go, Cubs, Go!" Who would have thought a girl born on the South Side and raised in the south suburbs would be chanting such a thing loud and proud? I’m sure no one, but that’s exactly what happened during the baseball postseason. Like most LeBron James followers, I became what I despise: a bandwagon...

  • Cubs hype is real, and it's spectacular

    Cubs hype is real, and it's spectacular

    The North Side of Chicago was silent Wednesday night as fans streamed out of the bars and into the streets to head home, a dream Cubs season dashed with an 8-3 loss to the Mets in a deciding Game 4 that was more a formality than anything. The magic had finally run out. There’s no rhyme or reason...

  • Our favorite Cubs moments from 2015

    Our favorite Cubs moments from 2015

    Cubs fans are renowned for their optimism. They were partially rewarded for their patience in 2015 as the team came up just eight wins short of its first World Series title since 1908.  Some of what transpired will frustrate the hell out of Cubs Nation, sure. But it was a hell of a ride nonetheless....

  • 5 ways to boost the Cubs' mojo (in 2016 and beyond)

    5 ways to boost the Cubs' mojo (in 2016 and beyond)

    Likely no one, including the Mets themselves, would have honestly predicted this heart-shredding NLCS ending for the Cubs. New York completed the sweep Wednesday with an 8-3 win at Wrigley Field, meaning "next year" won't arrive until at least 2016. Still, after seeing so much progress on the North...

  • Cubs take one final bow in 2015

    Cubs take one final bow in 2015

    Cubs players and coaches took one final bow at Wrigley Field to say thanks to the fans for a great 2015 after losing the NLCS to the N.Y. Mets.

  • The 7 stages of Cubs fandom

    The 7 stages of Cubs fandom

    As fans streamed toward the exits following the Cubs' loss Tuesday to the Mets and into a cold, rainy night that matched the ballpark’s mood for much of that night, a familiar refrain echoed among the Wrigley Field faithful. "See you here Thursday," they said to each other, over and over, even...

  • The Cubs need to find their kids' sports movie magic

    The Cubs need to find their kids' sports movie magic

    The situation looked bleak. The Cubs were struggling. The Mets were powerful. But dammit, Henry Rowengartner found a way to win. It’s such a bummer that they don’t make kids’ sports movies like “Rookie of the Year” the way they used to. Now multiply that disappointment times [insert huge number...

  • 7 'w' words for the Cubs in Game 3, except the 1 that counts

    7 'w' words for the Cubs in Game 3, except the 1 that counts

    There would be no flying of the W on Tuesday night. The Cubs fell into a 3-0 hole in the National League Championship Series, losing to the Mets 5-2 in Game 3 at Wrigley Field. Maybe Cubs fans will get another chance to proclaim victory after Game 4, which starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Friendly...

  • Jenny McCarthy's first Cubs game

    Jenny McCarthy's first Cubs game

    Chicagoan Jenny McCarthy took in her first Cubs game Tuesday from a Waveland Avenue rooftop with her husband, Donnie Wahlberg. Being from the South Side, her White Sox allegiance didn't stop her from rooting for the other Chicago team. "I'm one of those White Sox fans that when the Cubs get to...

33°