Cubs’ long-time goat gets World Series ring
Chicago Cubs fans are patting themselves on the back today for supporting a franchise with enough class to give Steve Bartman a World Series ring.
Winning a World Series can make bygones be bygones, but it doesn’t erase history in which many of the same Cubs fans made Bartman’s life a living hell. Read more →
Cubs boot ‘Ronnie Woo Woo’
Ronnie, whose real name is Ronald Wickers, is one of those fans from yesteryear, which makes sense since he’s 75 now.
He is — as they say — a character, one of those fans who becomes part of the entertainment. Some folks get tired of an old man yelling ‘Cubs…. Woo!’ through the whole game. Read more →
Without a curse, a Cubs fan struggles with her identity
We tried to tell you, Chicago Cubs fans. The minute you won a World Series, you ceased to matter. You’re just another sports fan of a big money, winning team. You’re no big deal if you don’t suffer. Read more →
It’s quite a parade and party going on this afternoon in Chicago, where tens of thousands of fans are celebrating the Cubs’ World Series victory of Wednesday night.
But Budweiser won the week, too, with its well-timed revival of long-dead Harry Caray, the team’s broadcaster from back when they weren’t very good. Read more →
Man watches Cubs game with dad… at cemetery
‘We had a pact,’ Wayne Williams said. ‘When the Cubs – not if, when – the Cubs got into the World Series, we would make sure we listen to the games together.’ Read more →
The Cubs, an old lady, and a bottle of Jaegermeister
In this space yesterday we critiqued how one news organization chose to cover a World Series without offering a proper alternative.
Here’s the proper alternative. Read more →
If Chicago can’t rally around a 97-year old man who survived Pearl Harbor, there’s something wrong. All you have to do, Chicago, is give up your tickets to a Cubs World Series game. Read more →
The dumbest tradition in sports
Cubs fans created the worst “tradition” in the history of baseball — throwing a home run from the other team back onto the field — and a play yesterday highlighted it.
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