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The Chicago Cubs' True Accomplishmentnew

We're missing the point on the Cubs' latest, most spectacular crash and burn. Does anyone understand how difficult it is for a team to go 100 years without winning a championship?
Chicago Reader  |  Mike Conklin  |  10-14-2008  |  Sports

Could Cubs Catcher Geovany Soto be the Key to a World Championship?new

Manager Lou Piniella, trying to end the Cubs' century-long title drought, is relying on a rookie catcher who happens to be a key reason why, for the first time since 1908, the Cubs entered June of a season with the best record in baseball.
Chicago Reader  |  Ted Cox  |  06-24-2008  |  Sports

Will the Hassle of Dealing with MLB Bury a Documentary About a Cubs Superfan?new

Just days before the Cubs season opener in 2005, amateur filmmaker Paul Hoffman premiered his documentary about Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers at a gala benefit at the Chicago Historical Society. Hoffman figured it was only a matter of time before Woo Life: One Life Saved by the Game of Baseball found a distributor and brought further attention to a cause near to his heart, the plight of Chicago's homeless. But in fact, in three years' time he'd be sitting on a thousand copies of the film.
Chicago Reader  |  Jeff Carroll  |  06-16-2008  |  Sports

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