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Chicago Cubs

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2014
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    April 25, 2014

    Cardinals Cartography: New York Times Maps Baseball Fandom's Borders

    The New York Times new data journalism blog, the Upshot, is off to a hell of a start, especially if you're a fan of baseball and/or zooming in and out of interactive maps. Built on Facebook data, the map reflects areas' individual allegiances down to the ZIP code. Unsurprisingly, the Cardinals hol ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Cardinals Fan Drunkenly Attempts to Kick Cubs Fan, Totally Misses, Falls to Ground (VIDEO)

    Today in drunk baseball fans doing really stupid things, we have for you some embarrassing footage of a Cardinals fan in Chicago who tried to pick a fight with a Cubs fan and totally failed. The video apparently comes from a fan at Wrigley Field for her first Cubs game ever and "one that won't be ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus Sees St. Louis on the Precipice of National Recognition

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus. Part two, a Q&A, will be available Thursday. Part three, a recipe from Jennrich, will be published on Friday. For many years, the migration went like this: Talented young St. Louis cooks, eager to make their bones ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    [VIDEO] Mizzou Antler Jerks Off Behind His Own Team's Free Throw

    Just like Chicago Cubs fans, the Mizzou Antlers are a classy bunch. So classy, in fact, that these infamously mischievous student super-fans will happily photobomb a free throw taken by their own beloved Missouri Tigers. At one point in last night's match-up between Mizzou and South Carolina State,& ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    5 Things to Say to People So They Stop Talking About Baseball: #realtalk

    Sometimes a journalist has gotta say the things no one else will say. So here goes nothing. There are probably three people in the greater metropolitan region who like me, have no interest getting wrapped up in the whirlwind of disappointment that is serious Cardinalmania. But as we take on the Bra ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    This Season Once Again Has Cubs Fans Pulling Out their Hair

    The Chicago Cubs are currently rocking a 47-76 record on their way to another losing season. And because schadenfreude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe, that's something that warms the heart-cockles of untold Cardinals fans. That's a scientific fact that is indisputable, at least h ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    A Turning Point For the Cardinals? (Again)

    It may be that at the end of the season we will look back on the series sweep just completed by the Cardinals as a singularly important moment. I say singularly, but that may not be the absolute most correct word. I think we could very well see this series as an extraordinarily important moment ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Forget the Rally Squirrel -- Wrigley the Goat is the Most Powerful Spirit Animal in Baseball

    Yes, the rally squirrel was endearing. Yes, it was a tiny, furry beacon of hope that sustained us through three-quarters of playoff season. Yes, it raised money for charity. But does it have the power to break a twelve-game losing streak? Never mind that the Cardinals seldom find themselves in that ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Postcard From the Future: Proof That The Rest of Baseball Season Will Be Really Exciting

    A view from Chicago, ca. 2030: Based on current standings, with the Cubs dead last in the NL Central -- and the Cards in first -- this is going to be a really exciting summer. Also, there will be an explosion of urban plant growth during the next 18 years and Katniss Everdeen-style bows and arrow ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    "Sign Man" Marty Prather Reserves His Best Work For Chicago Cubs

    Marty Prather, 53 For the Cardinals' home opener series against the Cubs last weekend, "Sign Man," also known as Marty Prather, came prepared. Well, Prather always comes prepared -- the Springfield resident has upward of 40 hand-painted signs jammed in beside his seat along the first-base line -- b ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Cardinals Home Opener Start Time Pushed Back to 3:45 p.m.

    The rain has pushed back the start of the Cards' home opener to 3:45 p.m., so if you're one of the many office drones who was planning to watch via world wide interweb you've suddenly developed a glut of time. But fear not.

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    March 8, 2012

    The Cubs' Imaginary Championship: Still Tough to Believe

    ​I was watching MLB Network the other day, watching the Angels and Diamondbacks play, I believe, and a commercial came on. You may have seen it, or you may not have. Or you may have seen it and thought you were just having some kind of horrible hallucination, perhaps caused by a stroke or somethin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Can the Cards Survive the Deadly Ex-Cubs Factor? [UPDATED]

    Do the Cardinals need one of these?​Update October 31: It turns out they can! (It was proven in 2008 when the Rays lost to the Phillies that minor-leaguers do count as ex-Cubs.) Which means...if the Ex-Cubs curse has been broken, is the Curse of the Goat far behind? Dare we say -- Cubs in 2012 ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011
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    March 22, 2011

    Construction on High-Speed Rail Between St. Louis and Chicago Continues

    www.whitehouse.gov​This afternoon in Chicago, Illinois heavyweights and railway folks are going to announce a second round of funding for a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and the Windy City.Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill) and Illinois governor Pat Quinn will announce the new infusion of cash on ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Cubs License Plates Go On Sale Today -- In Illinois Only, Alas

    Excellent news for those of you on the east side of the river who are feeling sad that you've never had to spend hours on the phone with your insurance company after you've been rear-ended: The Illinois Secretary of State's office is now selling Chicago Cubs license plates! Isn't the prototype pret ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2010
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    October 25, 2010

    Yard Wars: Cubs-Cards Rivalry Persists Even in Barren Post-Season

    image viaAhmed Hassan, host of Yard Wars and the perfect man to recreate Busch Stadium in your yard!​Guess what? There are Cubs fans in St. Louis. They even live in harmony with their Cardinals fan neighbors. But now the DIY Network is storming into town to stir up trouble. In a special episod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Kidnapped Chicagoan Ad Campaign Encourages Our Timid Northern Neighbors to Visit St. Louis

    One day in May, a Chicago man boarded an El train (or maybe it was a bus) -- and disappeared. No one actually saw the abduction, but reports of the dastardly deed appeared all over the city's mass transit, along with hints that more information could be found on the website www.kidnappedchicagoan.co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    2010 MLB Draft: A Mock Draft You Can Set Your Watch To

    It's Christmas in June! ​Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Video: A Cubs Fan Does Something Worth Cheering For, Catches Baseball in Beer Glass

    ​The Cardinals are in Chicago today for a three-game series against the Cubs -- the first match up of the rivals this season. And say what you want about the north Chicago franchise, they do have a few talented fans. Like the guy in the video below...

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    December 3, 2009

    News of the Day: Rick Ankiel Northside Bound?

    angryasianman.com​So, according to Derrick Goold's retweet, the Cubs appear to be interested in signing Rick Ankiel just as soon as they can figure out how to unload Milton Bradley. You know who I feel bad for? Will Leitch. Seriously. This is going to kill him. 

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2009
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    May 19, 2009

    The Five Best and Worst Things About the Chicago Cubs

    There are five really good reasons why the Cubs are going to win the NL Central in '09, and there are five pretty good reasons why they won't. There are 100 reasons why this guy shouldn't be wearing that jersey.The Cardinals are in full free-fall mode, having just been swept by the Milwaukee Brewers ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    My Cardinals: Mike Wilkinson

    In the second installment of my look at Cardinal fans from around the globe, I spoke to Mike Wilkinson. Mike is an old friend of the family, originally from St. Louis, who lives out west now. He was nice enough to speak with me on the phone this past week from his home. The good stuff, thank him. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    A Strange Wind in Chicago: Blago Arrested, Tribune Going Bankrupt, Cubs Still Spending Like Crazy

    You know, as a Cardinal fan, I'm always happy when bad things happen to the Cubs. I know, I know, I shouldn't feel that way, but I just can't help it. When black cats charge the field, I find myself laughing and cheering for the cat. When a Cubbie fan reaches out and plucks victory away from an outf ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008
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    October 3, 2008

    You'll Find No Sympathy for the Northsiders Here

    You know, I consider myself a pretty decent human being, at least most of the time. Don't get me wrong; I've done some truly lousy things in my life, and there are still days I say, or so, something that I end up regretting. But overall, I really don't think I'm all that bad. So why am I so absolu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    An Open Letter to the Cardinals (From a Cubs Fan)

    Dear Tony, Albert, Joel, Adam, Adam, Jason, Cesar, Brian, Aaron, Skip, Felipe, Josh, Troy (yes, even you) and all the rest of the boys, As I write this, we are all in Chicago. You are all probably (or should be) ensconced in some luxury hotel -- one which, I hope, affords beautiful views of the lak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Cards Need to Go 13-6 From Here Out to Make Playoffs (Maybe)

    Ah, if only we could just play the Marlins all the time. Winning five out of every seven games wouldn't look too very bad over the course of a full season, now would it? Probably put you on pace for somewhere right around, what, 120 wins or so? I'll take it. Unfortunately, the Cardinals still ha ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    St. Louis Native Rocco Landesman to Buy Cubs? Unthinkable!

    Rocco Landesman, Clayton High School Class of '65, has submitted a bid for the Chicago Cubs. The big-time Broadway producer is one of the money men behind Mel Brooks' The Producers. Is this a Bialystockian attempt to gain even more money by investing in a guaranteed loser? Many Cardinals fans al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Redbirds Rolled Over and Died This Weekend

    My father and I don't talk about baseball a whole lot, largely because we almost always end up in an argument. Most of his opinions tend to fall along the lines of your typical Kevin Slaten listener (or ex-listener now, I suppose), and while I may not be the sunniest, most optimistic guy, the cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    The Cardinals: Where Do They Go From Here?

    So, where do we go from here? (Vote on your changes here). Memorial Day has come and gone. The first real holiday of summer always provides a nice opportunity to look around and take stock of a baseball team; to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. So, what have we learned s ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Cards Blog: Jimmy Edmonds...With the Cubs.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract with Jim Edmonds. Hold on a second. Let that soak in. Jimmy Baseball is going to play for the Cubs. You know, there was a baseball game last night, and the Cardinals won. And I, frankly, couldn't care any less. Jim Edmonds is goin ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Cards Blog: Jimmy Edmonds...With the Cubs.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract with Jim Edmonds. Hold on a second. Let that soak in. Jimmy Baseball is going to play for the Cubs. You know, there was a baseball game last night, and the Cardinals won. And I, frankly, couldn't care any less. Jim Edmonds is goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    Cards Blog: Legit at Last?

    On Friday, I said this was the series that would really start to give us an idea about exactly who and what the Cardinals really are this year. So, what did we learn?

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    May 5, 2008
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    May 2, 2008
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    May 2, 2008

    The 2008 Cubs: What Cards Fans Should Know

    Tonight, it begins. The annual revival of the Cardinal-Cubs rivalry starts again tonight at Busch Stadium, right around seven o'clock. What makes this particular series even more intriguing than the usual Cards-Cubs drama is the fact that this series will determine, for a day or two at least, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Welcome to the Fukudome

    Unreal read this past weekend that Chicago Cubs owner Sam Zell may soon sell the naming rights for Wrigley Field is causing quite the stir in the Windy City. We’ve heard suggestions that the city’s other media titan, Oprah Winfrey, should buy the ballpark and rename it a close approximation of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Welcome to the Fukudome

    Unreal read this past weekend that Chicago Cubs owner Sam Zell may soon sell the naming rights for Wrigley Field is causing quite the stir in the Windy City. We’ve heard suggestions that the city’s other media titan, Oprah Winfrey, should buy the ballpark and rename it a close approximation of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason

    OK, I admit I once rented an apartment because of its proximity to Wrigley Field. And I used to smirk at those “Cuck the Fardinals” T-shirts they sell at the corner of Clark and Waveland. And when I first started interviewing for my job here at RFT, my first words were, “Just so you know, I’ ... More >>

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    October 2, 2007

    Why Cardinals Fans Should Support the Cubs in the Postseason

    OK, I admit I once rented an apartment because of its proximity to Wrigley Field. And I used to smirk at those “Cuck the Fardinals” T-shirts they sell at the corner of Clark and Waveland. And when I first started interviewing for my job here at RFT, my first words were, “Just so you know, I’ ... More >>

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    August 6, 2007
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    August 6, 2007

    Stick a Fork in 'Em

    It’s time to throw in the towel and give up hope. The Cardinals have nearly the same chance of making the playoffs as cellar dwellers like San Francisco, Washington, Texas and Kansas City. A snowball's chance... The forecast comes from coolstandings.com, a Web site that chronicles what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Behold, the Cubs!

    Cardinals homers: The end is near. It's a week into the baseball season and already folks are making World Series predictions, with the New York Yankees and Mets enjoying the best odds (4/1 and 11/2, respectively) to play into late October. The Cardinals, for the record, are at 14/1 to repeat as ch ... More >>

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    April 10, 2007

    Behold, the Cubs!

    Cardinals homers: The end is near. It's a week into the baseball season and already folks are making World Series predictions, with the New York Yankees and Mets enjoying the best odds (4/1 and 11/2, respectively) to play into late October. The Cardinals, for the record, are at 14/1 to repeat as ch ... More >>

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