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Carry On, Cubs

Heard that song on the radio, and it embodies the spirit of you, Chicago Cubs. As my friend from Seattle said tonight, you are my National League team. My twin sister from the north side. My team in 2016. I was all-in with you tonight, and you, unlike my fucking sorry ass Detroit Tigers DID […]

Season (& Night(s)) to Remember

Well, West Michigan: it was not the way we wanted it to end, losing the final two games at home by one run each time. BUT – you lost several key players and still provided the river with one helluva season. I elected to listen to game three on the radio and hear the roar from […]

Always on My Mind

I almost can’t believe it, but a year has passed since I sadly said goodbye to my West Michigan Whitecaps when they exited the Midwest League playoffs. HERE I AM – making my return! To see this first year pass on the river has been truly unreal. We moved in late last season, so I […]

Despicable Detroit

The clock had just struck midnight in West Michigan. September had arrived – as did my younger brother, whose car door could be heard at 11:59. It was supposed to be lucky: since we were kids and Nickelodeon told us to begin each month by saying, “rabbit, rabbit,” we strove for it, even getting it […]

Must Stop Repeating the Past

Detroit cannot keep repeating the same juvenile habits that have crippled us in seasons past. I’m LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU, BRAD AUSMUS. DO YOUR GODDAMN JOB. Stop depending on spread sheets, matchups, and absurd statistics to make every basic decision for you. You’ve had enough time to acclimate to being manager, and you must find […]

Cubs Championship Parade Pictures

Cubs Championship Parade Pictures

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 […]

Cubs Win World Series!

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.

Cubs Overcome All Obstacles

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 […]

ONE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO CUBS GO!

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 […]

Dare to Dream of a World Series

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 […]

Bull Shiii-iiiit

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. […]

Can’t Wait ‘Til Next Year

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, […]

Good Luck Tonight, Whitecaps!

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!!

Vindication in the Rain

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 […]

Nothing Beats the Ballpark

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 […]

STAND UP, WEST MICHIGAN

STAND UP, WEST MICHIGAN

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. […]

Baseball

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 […]

Let’s Get It, Tigers

$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 […]

Winning & Losing

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 […]

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