Cubs 4/26/13 Lineup

April 26, 2013

1. Dave Sappelt – CF
2. Starlin Castro – SS
3. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
4. Alphonso Soriano – LF
5. Wellington Castillo – C
6. Scott Hairston – RF
7. Cody Ransom – 3B
8. Darwin Barney – 2B
9. Scott Feldman – P


The Importance Of Sports After A Tragedy

April 19, 2013

May we never get used to tragedy: explosions, suspicious packages, acts of terrorism, attacks on where we live and attacks on who we are. America is a mighty nation and the eyes of the world are always upon us. The desire of most in the world is to come to America. The desire of some in the world is to destroy America. Yet, attack after attack we always bounce back. We become more determined and resilient. Resilient has two meanings. One: to recover quickly from difficult conditions. Two: to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. I like the second definition. Americans may bend but we will not break.

I believe sports play a major role in our ability to bounce back so quickly. Before anyone objects, this blog is about sports. I also believe in family, faith, friendship, and patriotism. All of these make this country great and a great people makes this country strong. Even though we are from different walks of life, sports enables us to find a common ground. (Defeating the enemy is also common ground). I live in Kentucky but have an affinity with and connection to Cubs fans all over the country. Through Facebook and Twitter, we share joys, triumphs, sorrows, and tragedies. We can be there for one another and we have never met in person. In times of tragedy, we can even show support to the fans of the teams we cheer against. Our common ground: sports. Read the rest of this entry »

From The Archives: Wrigley Photo Collection

April 12, 2013

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From The Archives: Memories of First Trip to Wrigley Field

April 9, 2013


I remember it like it was yesterday.  I was at the airport about to get on a plane headed for Chicago Midway.  The tickets had been bought and the hotel room reserved for what was to be three of the most exciting days of my life.  A life long Cubs fan was heading to the place I had always dreamed of going for a game.  No more just television.  I would be able to tell my grandchildren about the day I saw the Cubs play at Wrigley Field.  (Sad, I have never had children).  So, my friends have to hear the stories over and over.  June 24th at Wrigley.  I was prepared with all the logo gear.  I noticed something funny on the train.  Folks were in long sleeves and carrying jackets.  I soon found out what the wind off the water could do to a newbie at Wrigley.  I would walk down in the sun just to warm up.  Still, I loved every minute of it.  I have been to Wrigley many times since but the first time will always be my favorite.