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The Cubs reached the postseason for the third straight year ... alvin September 28, 2017 - 7:22pm

“The Chicago Cubs reached the postseason for the third straight year for the first time since 1908.”

In other news, the Great Chicago Fire was in 1871. :)

Tom Seaver’s first game in Fairbanks, Alaska alvin June 13, 2017 - 10:59am

Being interested in baseball, Tom Seaver, and Alaska, this article about Tom Seaver’s first game in Fairbanks, Alaska is interesting.

How teammates dealt with the death of Jose Fernandez alvin March 15, 2017 - 10:44am

espn has a nice story on how teammates of Jose Fernandez dealt with his death.

Kris Bryant gets pranked by Hall of Famer Greg Maddux alvin February 16, 2017 - 12:17pm

Chicago Cubs’ star Kris Bryant gets pranked by Hall of Famer Greg Maddux:

Interactions with Cubs players in my youth alvin November 5, 2016 - 4:16pm

I had two interactions with Chicago Cubs players in my youth.

When I was about 10 years old, Randy Hundley was the Cubs catcher and he came to speak to all of our little league players and parents at a large gathering. After he gave a speech we were allowed to ask questions. Even then I was interested in pitching, so I asked, “What do you talk about when you go out to the pitchers’ mound?” He answered something like, “Son, I’m sorry, I’m not allowed to use those words here.” (All the adults thought that was funny, but I was serious and thought, “Geez, why don’t adults ever take kids’ questions seriously?”)

Then when I was a senior in high school, Ron Santo came to one of my games, wearing his trademark leather jacket. Technically he went to his son’s game, but since I was pitching and we won, it was my game. ;)

Aroldis Chapman takes the ball in Game 5 alvin October 31, 2016 - 9:24pm

This is a fake oil painting of Aroldis Chapman taking the ball in the 7th inning of Game 5 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

Chicago Cubs win the 2016 National League Pennant alvin October 23, 2016 - 12:54pm

The Chicago Cubs won the 2016 National League Pennant on October 22, 2016, and are headed to the World Series, where they’ll play the Cleveland Indians.

Javier Baez steals home alvin October 16, 2016 - 11:41am

In Game 1 of the NLCS, Javier Baez “steals” home against the Dodgers (after being caught too far off of third base). Jon Lester and the home plate umpire both call him safe.