The Cubs' 400-Pound Wrigley Cake Is Sitting In A Dumpster Right Now

To celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday yesterday, the Cubs commissioned "The Edible Confines," a 5'x5', 400-pound cake version of Wrigley. It took four bakers six days to make. It took one day to be unceremoniously trashed, much like a century's worth of Cubs fans' hopes and dreams. » 4/24/14 2:31pm Today 2:31pm

Cubs Fan Does On Camera What TV Has Been Doing To The Cubs All Day

While WGN's reporter talked about Wrigley Field's centennial birthday, a guy in the background channeled Julian Dalrymple for a brief second. Go Cubs go! (They lost.) » 4/23/14 7:36pm Yesterday 7:36pm

Cubs Pretend Their History Doesn't Include Sammy Sosa

Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was attended by Cubs players across the generations, from Ernie Banks to Fergie Jenkins to Milt Pappas to Gary Matthews to Lee Smith to Andre Dawson to Ryan freaking Dempster, but noticeable by his absence was Chicago's best, most loved, and most important player of the last 30 years. » 4/23/14 5:13pm Yesterday 5:13pm

Rare Photos Of Wrigley's Scoreboard Mark Its 100th Anniversary

[A view of the field from inside Wrigley Field's iconic scoreboard during a baseball game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs. With Boston's Fenway Park and Wrigley the only two stadiums in the majors with primary manual scoreboards, it has been a job largely shrouded in mystery until the Cubs allowed The… » 4/23/14 2:07pm Yesterday 2:07pm

The Diamondbacks Will Wear Kansas City Throwback Uniforms

Look at that. That's a damn fine uniform. Unis from a century ago were usually pretty great—white or gray, high socks, uncluttered chest logo, and my favorite, logo-less caps. The Diamondbacks will suit up in these bad boys next Wednesday, and they're going to look great, but it's more than little weird that "throwbacks" … » 4/18/14 1:55pm 4/18/14 1:55pm

Watch Bill Murray And Harry Caray Kick Off The Cubs' First Night Game

Twenty-five years ago today, the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies played the first-ever night game at Wrigley Field. After having only played day games since claiming the park as home in 1916, the Cubs finally succumbed to pressure from MLB, which threatened that if the team ever won a pennant they'd have to… » 8/08/13 4:55pm 8/08/13 4:55pm

The Sky Above Wrigley Field Today Was Spectacularly Haunting

This afternoon's Astros-Cubs game finally got started a little while ago after a rain delay that lasted for 3 hours, 18 minutes. This photo might have been doctored a bit by MLB's Instagram or HDR filter, but still: Who knew those eerie, dark clouds that always seem to hover above Wrigley Field could look so… » 6/21/13 6:29pm 6/21/13 6:29pm

Both Chicago Teams Played In The Fog, And It Was Gorgeous

We noticed last night that Wrigley Field looked like it had been transported to Silent Hill. (This being the Cubs, maybe Superman 64 is the better analogy.) But the fog covered the South Side too, and the morning-after photos are equal parts eerie, quirky, and beautiful. » 6/11/13 10:02am 6/11/13 10:02am

Wrigley Field: Home Of The Pantomimed Blowjob

Remember this jackass? He made his way onto TV in a late-night, nothing game in Chicago and made blowjob gestures for a whole inning. He had at least two competitors during today's Diamondbacks-Cubs action today at Wrigley Field. » 6/02/13 6:08pm 6/02/13 6:08pm

If The Chicago Cubs Want Their Big Renovation, It's Time For Them To…

Wrigley Field, the goat-themed cemetery where the past 105 seasons of Chicago Cubs baseball are buried, is finally getting an overhaul befitting the task at hand. The Ricketts family that now owns the Cubs apparently wants to win more games, and to spend money to do so. Presently the team doesn’t earn money it could if … » 4/06/13 3:28pm 4/06/13 3:28pm

Suburban Mayor Willing To Give The Chicago Cubs 25 Acres Of Land To…

Brad Stephens is the mayor of Rosemont, a village less than 20 miles outside Chicago, and he's making a run at the Cubs. While the Cubs continue to fight with the city of Chicago over various restrictions in place, preventing the team from optimizing its cashflow, Mayor Stephens has said the Rickets family is welcome… » 3/18/13 9:13pm 3/18/13 9:13pm

Drawn By The Scent Of Death And Decay, Coyotes Prowl Wrigley Field

Night. The pack slips silently out of the den, drawn by an unnameable urge deep in the midbrain. The streets are deserted, the twolegs having retreated to the safety of their dwellings. The world belongs to them now. The waxing moon rises above the low red brick houses of Wrigleyville. Light enough to see and not be… » 11/26/12 2:50pm 11/26/12 2:50pm

Sign Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades now, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to head off the end of times, but declines to quietly cede to SI the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 9/22/12 3:52pm 9/22/12 3:52pm

Cubs Fan's Scoreboard Marriage Proposal Runs While His Girlfriend's In…

Poor Greg. All that money, time and emotional torture that went in to taking out a scoreboard message at yesterday's Cubs game asking his girlfriend to marry him. And then, after a half-hour long bottom of the fifth, just as the proposal was set to run, the girlfriend leaves her seat. (Perhaps she was getting hot dogs… » 7/31/12 12:35pm 7/31/12 12:35pm