What a nice, sunny day in Chicago for the first parade in 108 years! Here are some nice printscreens I took while watching them wind through the streets, ending with a center stage production: The atmosphere was overwhelming, with people pouring out to support the team they’ve loved forever. The excitement was palpable, bringing everyone […]
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They did it. Game 7, November 2nd, 2016: The Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions! Congratulations to Chicago, what a comeback after Cleveland tied it at six… here are the highlights from extra innings set to the most hopeful music of all time, the “Rookie of the Year” theme song.
That was the craziest game I can remember in a long time. Stakes that high, (on my birthday!), watching a game seven where neither team had won a World Series in forever – 1948 for Cleveland and 1908 for Chicago, and to have extra innings? Insane. The Cubs led off the game with a home […]
How can you not feel good watching the Chicago Cubs? I found myself transfixed on the TV in game five, realizing these guys couldn’t leave Wrigley without a win. It’s been tricky with Cleveland getting undeserved home field advantage. And even though I wanted them out of the remaining teams to win the AL, that […]
SO: it’s happened. Cleveland and the Cubs will vie for the top spot in baseball, the World Series crown that has alluded both cities since the 1940’s – Chicago hadn’t even made the World Series before tonight since 1945, and the Indians’ last title came in 1948. It’s been 108 years since the north side […]
This is going to kill us if it continues, Detroit. There is nothing more painful than nearly reaching your goal – not sucking entirely, not being bounced in the first round. No, the worst possible thing is to know your good enough and fall just shy of even competing in the postseason. Let it sting. […]
Not sure where to begin. While I bitterly look back at a game the Whitecaps deserved to win, robbed of every close play all night long, I can’t help but feel a mix of incredible fondness for what just happened plus a yearning for next season. To me, going into 5/3 ballpark was the validation, […]
I’m coming home I’m coming home Tell the World I’m coming home Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday Come on home for some more playoff baseball! We ain’t going nowhere!!
Sports have a funny way of making you question everything about your life, as if every decision you’ve recently made will be doubted in loss or secured in triumph. Maybe it’s especially me, since I care so much about the outcome. As rain poured inning by inning it built up inside how badly I wanted […]
Oh, hey – just got back from 5/3 ballpark where in some 70-80° rain, I watched my hometown West Michigan Whitecaps walk-off their South Bend opponent 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning. That may have been the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. It was 1-0 Bend, but we tied it up […]
We are hosting the only game in West Michigan of the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs, and it is Wednesday night. These are the defending league champions. Since 1994, Bob Wells and the Whitecaps have captured our hearts with every single game, win or lose, because of the electric family atmosphere they provide. […]
So, my dad and I just finished attending Harry Potter night at the old ballpark in West Michigan. And let me tell you, after watching the Whitecaps four times in August, seeing the Tigers go on multiple winning streaks, and viewing the stadium from my backyard – there is most definitely some magic to this […]
$narf is back. The hiatus is gone. Let’s win this division, take the AL Pennant, and claim the World Series. Look, I’ve had enough. Oldschool and I are done: we let y’all do your thing, and once we stopped watching because we moved in to our new home and cable wasn’t hooked up, the Detroit […]
As I sit watching the Tigers, I realize how little I’ve learned in 2+ weeks moving into this new house. You see, we didn’t watch TV at all until this past Tuesday. And in those two weeks, oldschool and I felt a vacation-like peace emanating all around us. We watched the Grand River flow, listened […]