It’s September 21, 2015 and the three best teams in all baseball are in the NL Central with the Cubbies among the trio. So really you could look at the NL Wild Card game as the NL Championship and the NLDS with the Cards as the World Series. The three best teams gun it out […]
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August 12, 2015. High pop fly drifting towards the stands. Cubs firstbaseman, Anthony Rizzo, tracks the ball. Jumps atop the tarp, which by the way, is wrapped around a ROUND cylinder. Still tracking the ball. Instinctively steps atop the brick wall (without looking down). Reaches over amid the raised hands of fans. He JUMPS, not […]
Finally matte batting helmets have come to Major League Baseball and I’m super excited. Back in 2006 (nine years ago), team Japan had matte finish batting helmets and every year since I desperately wanted to see them worn by MLB players. They have a great subtle sheen. Glossy helmets are so obnoxiously shiny. Baseball is […]
quick, specific observations of the video screen experience The previous post goes into more detail about the Wrigley experience and how the new video screen impacts that. Here s just some quick things I encountered. 1. As of April 14, the sound throughout the ball park now comes from the left field video board. It […]
A lot has happened through the first three games at Wrigley in 2015. I attended the fourth home (April 14) game to take it all in and certainly the video board is the biggest story of them all. Here’s a quick summary leading into the fourth home game: new, giant video board in left field […]
The Chicago Cubs today moved the “caretaker’s house” also known as “Bobby Dorr’s House” which was directly adjacent to northwest side ofWrigley Field. It was built in 1923 for the grounds superintendent. The building looks familiar, but I never really paid any attention to it. I’m sure 99% of Cubs fans have the same experience. […]
barrage barragebəˈrZH/~nounnoun: barrage; plural noun: barrages 1. a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area. synonyms: bombardment, cannonade; gunfire, shelling; salvo, volley, fusillade; historicalbroadside used in sentence: The new jumbotrons at Wrigley Field will offer a barrage of glowing lights forever in the foresight of the game watching experience.
Today, the Chicago Cubs shared more images of their proposed changes to Wrigley Field. One image is particularly misleading. A somewhat detailed look can be found at the Chicago Tribune along with a caption (to the second image above) explaining where actual advertisements will be placed (Full caption pasted in comments below). To the Cubs’ […]
Today’s Opening Day win for the Chicago Cubs might turn out to be a microcosm for the 2013 Chicago Cubs. Rizzo homers. Castro scraps together a couple hits, but looks dazed as he wanders the basepaths aimlessly. Everyone else has no clue when they’re batting, especially any third basemen. Jeff Samardzija turns out to be […]
I have two sets of 2012 MLB playoff predictions. See image above. I want the Orioles to win it all. I’ve always liked the Orioles. But I think the Yanks pull it off again. It would be pretty sweet to see an Orioles-Senators Series. I’ll take A’s-Giants, too, but that ain’t happening.