2019 Chicago Cubs Have Alarming Number of Similarities to 2004

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“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes,” as Mark Twain is often reputed to have said. While the final chapter is yet to be written, the story of the current Chicago Cubs greatly mirrors the narrative of the 2004 vintage. Hopefully, for all those involved the ending is different i.e. better this time around, but as it stands now, the tale of these two seasons reflect one another; even on a more significant off-the-field dimension.

That all could change with the team set to begin the first of two de facto pre-NLDS series against the St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow. Heading into the final ten games of the season, the Cubs will face the first place St. Louis Cardinals, whom they trail by 3 games, seven times. The Cubs are currently tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the second Wild Card.

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Chicago Cubs Upcoming Tribute to WGN-TV Rings Very Hollow

WGN-TV began broadcasting Chicago Cubs games way back in 1948, and they currently have the longest running relationship with a Major League Baseball team.

The 72-year partnership comes to an end next Saturday, Sept. 21 with the final Cubs home broadcast on the network. Damned if they do, and damned if they don’t, the team will honor WGN-TV with a ceremony at their home game against the Cardinals that day.

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Cubs, Leicester City Fan Arlo White Has Dream Night at Wrigley Field

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2016 was the year of incredible, fairy tale level championship in sport. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908. Leicester City, promoted to the Premier League for the first time in over a decade just one season prior, won the title despite the very longest of odds.

And the city of Cleveland, with three major league sports franchises but no titles since 1964, saw Lebron James and the Cavaliers win it all. The first two meant a whole lot to Arlo White, NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League announcer.

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Hack Wilson: a Chicago Cubs Story of RBIs, Booze and Brawling

There is a brick outside Wrigley Field that honors Hack Wilson; accompanying the flag that flies atop the roof, also glorifying the Great Depression era slugger. Wilson is also enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, largely on the strength of his 56 home run, 191 RBI season of 1930.

His National League single season home run record didn’t fall until the steroid era, and his Major League Baseball single season RBIs record still stands to this day, having made it through the PEDs craziness of the 1990s and 2000s. For a few years, Hack Wilson was legitimately standing eye-to-eye with Babe Ruth. Yet his career end before his mid 30s, with under 250 homers to his name.

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Five Things to Know About Playing Baseball

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Playing baseball involves throwing, hitting, and catching the ball. If you have the skills, and the right playing equipment you can enhance your performance with regular practice. Reviews from Bat Sleeves on basketball player’s accessories and equipment show that, if you do not get high-quality gear and equipment, it becomes harder to train, and achieve excellence. If you know the rules of the game, and you are passionate about playing it, then you can excel in it. [Read more…]

How the Baseball Hall of Fame Acknowledges the Steroids Era

To me, the most interesting aspect of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is what passes as “the steroids wing.” The entire steroids era, from approximately the mid 1990s to the early 2010s is covered by just one display case, which focuses on artifacts relating to PEDs or performance enhancing drugs.

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How to Store and Protect Your Cubs Throwback Jerseys 

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Baseball is definitely a memorabilia sport; from baseball uniforms to collectible sports cards, what could be a passion purchase today may become a valued treasure in the future. While most Chicago baseball fans love to collect Cubs Throwback Jerseys to wear at home and away games, some people will choose to store their authentics and replicas that honor players from years gone by.

To honor your favorite baseball players by wearing one of many styles of Cubs throwback jerseys that are now available, you will want store, clean, and protect these clothing items so that they stay in pristine condition and the colors don’t fade. 

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Chicago Cubs Fan Guide to Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown

Sometimes for better, often for worse, the Chicago Cubs have a very prominent place in baseball history. This is undeniable, as they are one of the sport’s biggest brands, and their imprint at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York  is expectedly massive.

Let’s take a look at what Cubs fans need to see and experience when they visit the Hall of Fame. First though a little history about why the museum is located where it is.

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Baseball Rules Explained – What You Need to  Know

Just like any other sports Baseball is a thrilling game that dates as far as 1744. The game has its own culture and rules that make it more popular and phenomenal. What is unique about this game is that It is only dominated in America and particularly in North America.

The game is also played in other countries such as Japan and Canada. And the good part is that the rules of the game are all the same in all the said countries.

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Recapping the Chicago Cubs Minor Moves on Trade Deadline Day

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Happy Major League Baseball trade deadline day Chicago Cubs fans! The team was extremely busy today, but it wasn’t really earth-shattering in terms of consequence. They added a decent bat for an ailing offense, and imprved a bullpen that is nothing short of a dumpster fire right now. There were a few minor moves made on trade deadline day and the overall net result is….??

…nothing to drop your jaw about, but the net result could be decent. There was some decent business done, but there was also some garbage for garbage dealing. Have the Cubs done enough now to win the NL Central? Well, no one really seems all that interested in claiming the division, so perhaps yes.

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Cubs Strong Showing on Forbes List Undermines Ricketts Claims

Hey, can you help a billionaire out and spare some change? Times are just so tough right now, especially for members of the family that founded the TD Ameritrade empire. As you will recall from this past winter, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts consistently cried and wailed about how his club had no money to spend on Bryce Harper, or any other prominent free agents this offseason.

Ricketts even backed out of his annual panel at the Cubs Convention in January, so as to not face the music from Cubs fans for their winter of discontent with the direction of the club.

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Baseball History Podcast: Moses “Fleetwood” Walker vs Cap Anson

“Let’s Get Weird, Sports” is back and the latest episode features the story of the very first African-American player in Major League Baseball history- Moses Fleetwood Walker, commonly known as Fleet Walker. He’s the hero of our story, while Cap Anson is the villain.

Anson, the 1800s “Mr. Cub” so to speak, was a vehement white supremacist, and his actions, as well as those of many others who held sway in baseball at the time (then known as Base Ball) led to the banning of black players for many decades to come. I know what you’re saying: “wasn’t Jackie Robinson the first black player in MLB history?”

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