April 1, 2011: Aisle 233, Row 8, Seat 110

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, April 7, 2011

I turned 41 on April 1 and I can't think of a better birthday present than the one my wife, Denise, gave me this year - three tickets to this year's Opening Day game between the Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.

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Pirates 5, Cubs 4

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hero: Starlin Castro produced three more hits, including a pair of triples, and is hitting .615.

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A Contrarian View of the NL Central

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, March 31, 2011

I remember fondly throughout my childhood the February day in which my father would bring home a stack of baseball preview magazines.

I would devour those things and have continued the practice into adulthood. All of that reading material has helped me get through those final few weeks without baseball, but I learned long ago that such publications should not be believed as gospel.

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Cubs 5, Pirates 3

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hero: Kosuke Fukudome continued to close strong, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI. Fukudome, who is at .281 for the season, is 28-for-77 (.364) with eight doubles, four home runs, and 13 RBI since the All-Star break.

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Ex-Cub Report No. 2

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, July 18, 2010

While Japanese import Kosuke Fukudome adjusts to his part-time status and awaits an imminent trade, a Cubs export (after brief stops in Oakland and Colorado), Matt Murton, is thriving in "The Land of the Rising Sun."

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Ex-Cub Report No. 1

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Some are sorely missed. Others have happily exited the Wrigley Field stage.

With four weeks of the baseball season complete, it's an ideal time to check on how some prominent former Cubs are faring with other teams throughout the majors, minors, and Japan.

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The Cub Factor: Explaining Your Team To A 2-Year-Old

By Marty Gangler on Monday, April 19, 2010

So my son turned two this weekend and, as some of you reading this may know, around this time kids start to pick up on things. Okay, they pick up on things all the time - but they start to really vocalize things right around two.

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