Cubs in Chi-Feds uniforms and D’backs in Kansas City Packers uniforms.

Screenshots from WGN-TV

Rookie of the Year (1993) 

Two notes:

1) If Thomas Ian Nicholas isnt at the 100th anniversary celebration it’s a crime.

2) You could also call this movie “The Mark Prior Story”

That’s the place where all the shittiness happens,” said the child’s father, Lee Tendering, adding that the Cubs have been fucking up at Wrigley Field for almost 100 years. “Your grandpa used to take me here to watch the Cubs suck when I was a boy, and hopefully someday you’ll bring your son here to watch the Cubs suck.
chicagocubs:

John Baker took it like a champ.

To re-cap the season thus far, the Cubs’ 5th starter has lost two games in relief, a player wore the wrong uniform, and the pitcher and catcher collided going for a pop-up.
This is the year!

chicagocubs:

John Baker took it like a champ.

To re-cap the season thus far, the Cubs’ 5th starter has lost two games in relief, a player wore the wrong uniform, and the pitcher and catcher collided going for a pop-up.

This is the year!

Junior Lake (21) wearing the Cubs “Chicago” road unis, while Anthony Rizzo wears the new “CUBS” alt road version….in the same game at the same time.
Courtesy @johnguminski

Junior Lake (21) wearing the Cubs “Chicago” road unis, while Anthony Rizzo wears the new “CUBS” alt road version….in the same game at the same time.

Courtesy @johnguminski

The Cubs just gave up 9 runs in the 4th inning to the Angels including a Mike Trout grand slam.
It was the longest 4th inning in Cactus League history. Bodes well for the Cubbies, huh?

H/t Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs)

mightyflynn:

North Side Centenary

Although the Cubs didn’t begin playing there until 1916. We need to see more Chicago Whales…

The Cubs have unveiled a new mascot - Clark the Cub.

Can’t wait to see what happens when he drinks Gummi Berry juice.

The Cubs have unveiled a new mascot - Clark the Cub.

Can’t wait to see what happens when he drinks Gummi Berry juice.

Here is one hour of color footage, via WGN, of Jim Maloney’s August 19, 1965 no-hitter versus the Cubs.

Courtesy of SB Nation

Dale Sveum fired by the Cubs after two seasons. Here are some theories as to why:

* His constant whining about Theo Epstein “trading away” the Cubs “best players” leaving him with a “AAA team” every September. 

* His insufficient explanations on why Sveum is pronounced “Swaim”

* His violation of baseball’s unwritten rule of being manager when the team wanted to find another manager

* The Cubs have a thing for goats, including those that start with “scape”

Dale Sveum fired by the Cubs after two seasons. Here are some theories as to why:

* His constant whining about Theo Epstein “trading away” the Cubs “best players” leaving him with a “AAA team” every September.

* His insufficient explanations on why Sveum is pronounced “Swaim”

* His violation of baseball’s unwritten rule of being manager when the team wanted to find another manager

* The Cubs have a thing for goats, including those that start with “scape”

The Cubs are facing their 4th Cy Young winner in 5 days

Monday - Zach Greinke (2009 - AL)

Tuesday - Clayton Kershaw (2011 - NL)

Friday - Roy Halladay (2003 - AL; 2010 - NL)

Saturday - Cliff Lee (2008 - AL)

Greinke won, Kershaw lost, Halladay had a no decision in a Phillies win, and Lee is currently pitching.


Source - WGN 720AM

These are some mighty nice uniforms. Nice enough that you might not even mind being shutout for three straight home games. Which is what happened to the Cubs in 1924.
And again this week…89 years later:
August 3 - Dodgers 3, Cubs 0
August 4 - Dodgers 1, Cubs 0
August 12 - Reds 3, Cubs 0
(This also gave me an excuse to use my favorite baseball database, Dressed to the Nines)

 

These are some mighty nice uniforms. Nice enough that you might not even mind being shutout for three straight home games. Which is what happened to the Cubs in 1924.

And again this week…89 years later:

August 3 - Dodgers 3, Cubs 0

August 4 - Dodgers 1, Cubs 0

August 12 - Reds 3, Cubs 0

(This also gave me an excuse to use my favorite baseball database, Dressed to the Nines)

 

Today’s announcement: Ernie Banks will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom just like his mentor Buck O’Neil. What a beautiful day. Let’s play two.
(via presspasses)
Dodgers have played the Cubs 2150 times since 1890

Dodgers have won 1080

Cubs have won 1070

h/t to Pat Hughes on WGN-AM 720 (and whoever does his research)

Travis Wood and Tim Lincecum are a combined 4-4 in the Cubs-Giants game. (Wood put the only run on the board with a HR in the top of the 5th)

The rest of the two lineups have one hit  (Anthony Rizzo)

h/t @EyeonBaseball