Anyone who’s ever seen the movie Field of Dreams knows all about the James Earl Jones speech toward the end of the movie. It’s as though Darth Vader came back from the future, put on an amiable face and an old hat, and told us all what we should already know: Baseball marks the time. There’s some imagery from this speech–“America has been erased like a blackboard”– that is playing out right now at the intersection of Clark and Addison Streets in Chicago, where Wrigley Field is located.
If you plan to go to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field this year, or even a road during the regular season or the playoffs, chances are very good that you’ll see lots of Ws. They’ll be everywhere, from t-shirts to car flags to building windows. And when the game ends and the Cubs win, they’ll be all over the ballpark, as well. So what exactly does all this mean?
Biking has exploded in Chicago over the past five years. There are many reasons for this, from moving away from fossil fuels to the expansion of bike lanes–and the creation of some protected bike lanes–throughout the city. And the city’s rideshare program–known as Divvy–has made bike riding in Chicago more commonplace than ever before. Drive on Milwaukee Avenue at any time, day or night, and the number of bicyclists sharing the road will truly blow your mind.
Each division in the National League boasted three playoff-contending teams entering the month of August. With divisions still up in the air, and wild card teams good enough to make the World Series, the trade deadline was drama-filled.
The most exciting professional sports trading deadline has come to a close, so let’s take a look back at the key players heading to an NL team for the final two months of the season.
The inaugural first episode of “The Amazin’ Metscast.” Hosted by Brian Greenzand of Metsmorizedonline brings you an exclusive interview with WOR’s Wayne Randazzo. We take a look at the first half of the season, the possible trade market and where the Mets could be headed in the second half.
The NBA Finals dealt a traumatic blow to sports fans in the Bay area. The Golden State Warriors amassed the best regular-season record in NBA history, but came up short in their attempt to repeat as NBA champions. Since there’s just one NBA team in the region, it’s fair to say that the loss was felt on both ends of the Bay Bridge.
by R. Lincoln Harris
In America, it’s often true that bigger is better. For example, the recent 30th anniversary of Peter Gabriel’s So album includes “Big Time” and its unforgettable claymation video. Another American truism is that sex sells. So when you put these together you get Big Sexy, which is probably the best nickname MLB has seen in a very long time. And if you have even a moderate interest in baseball, you know that “Big Sexy” refers to New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon.
By Max Marcilla
Heading to a ballpark and receiving a bobblehead giveaway is no new trend. Since the 1960 World Series, Major League Baseball has taken advantage of this phenomenon with player-specific bobblehead figurines.
However, with the introduction of new “counter” bobbleheads, baseball fans could be witnessing the beginning of a new trend and are definitely in for a treat!