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  • 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...

  • 'Back to the Future Part II' screenwriter: 'If the Cubs win, then I look really smart'

    'Back to the Future Part II' screenwriter: 'If the Cubs win, then I look really smart'

    If the Cubs win the World Series this year, fans may have to thank a lifelong fan of their rival team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Bob Gale, who grew up in Missouri and roots for the Cardinals, co-wrote the script of the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II" with Chicago native Robert Zemeckis....

  • Forget my family's team, the Cubs need this

    Forget my family's team, the Cubs need this

    If my father had his way, I would be a New York Mets fan. But I’ve made it a point throughout my life to constantly disappoint him. Growing up, we always went to games at Shea Stadium. I have vivid memories of the Home Run Apple. I even remember watching the 1986 World Series on VHS over and over...

  • Cubs-Mets NLCS tickets hover around $700

    Cubs-Mets NLCS tickets hover around $700

    If you've browsed tickets on the secondary market for this Cubs-Mets playoff series and have thought, "these are freakin' expensive," you're not alone.  According to TiqIQ, the average home ticket price for Games 3 through 5 at Wrigley Field is $669.74. Which, believe it or not, is less than what...

  • Airbnb Wrigleyville rentals going for as much as $900 per night during Cub playoffs run

    Airbnb Wrigleyville rentals going for as much as $900 per night during Cub playoffs run

    While most Cubs fans saw last Tuesday’s NLDS-clinching victory over the St. Louis Cardinals as a chance to party on a school/work night, Jess Martell saw something different: a business opportunity. “Right now, Chicago is completely alive,” the 26-year-old Wrigleyville resident said. Martell is...

  • Court: City can't ban 'Chicago Baseball' vendor from outside Wrigley

    Court: City can't ban 'Chicago Baseball' vendor from outside Wrigley

    A federal appeals panel has barred the city of Chicago from enforcing an ordinance that prohibits a man from selling his baseball magazine on sidewalks outside Wrigley Field. The emergency injunction by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means Matt Smerge can sell his "Chicago Baseball" magazine...

  • Cubs elicit welcoming, Friendly-Confines culture. No trash talk from our fans

    Cubs elicit welcoming, Friendly-Confines culture. No trash talk from our fans

    On Saturday, right before the big game, I found myself engaged in the usual tug-of-war that some sports fans find themselves in on social media. Perhaps feeling extra adrenaline awash within my Philadelphia roots, I was trying to think of ways to stick it in the face of Mets fans. So my inner baseline...

  • With Cubs heading back to Chicago, do whatever it takes to be at Wrigley Field

    With Cubs heading back to Chicago, do whatever it takes to be at Wrigley Field

    The Cubs didn’t lose to the Mets during the 2015 regular season, going 7-0 against their NLCS foe.If they can go 4-1 against them over the next week, Wrigley Field will play host to its first World Series game in 70 years. Sounds easy enough, right? No pressure. We’re getting ahead of ourselves...

  • Jake Arrieta roughed up early as Cubs drop 2nd straight to Mets

    Jake Arrieta roughed up early as Cubs drop 2nd straight to Mets

    NEW YORK — During their ascent to the National League playoffs, the Cubs spoke proudly about their ability to overcome any barrier with a blend of talented youngsters and the merits of 22-game winner Jake Arrieta. But the Cubs must become even more resourceful as they encounter their most daunting...

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