Down to the Wire: The Cubs Make a Run for the Playoffs, By Robert “B.C.” Carlson

“Buckle up, hold on to your Cubs caps, and watch as the two most exciting weeks of the 2017 season are about to unfold.”

Early spark plug, Wilson Contreras.

As I noted in my last piece for this hallowed blog, at this year’s All-Star break, the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs . . . → Read More: Down to the Wire: The Cubs Make a Run for the Playoffs, By Robert “B.C.” Carlson

The Prisoner and the Summer of Love, by Robert “B.C.” Carlson

The year 1967 saw some amazing creativity. The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper, and the greatest 45 RPM record of all time, “Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane.” The Moody Blues fused rock and classical music in their influential Days of Future Passed. Jimi Hendrix burst onto the scene with his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and . . . → Read More: The Prisoner and the Summer of Love, by Robert “B.C.” Carlson

The Mystery of the Mediocre Cubs, by Robert “B.C.” Carlson

Long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans were finally granted a reprieve in 2016. The Cubs’ World Series victory — considered by many baseball watchers as one of the greatest World Series ever played — was the sweetest gift that the beautiful but troubled City of Big Shoulders could have received last year. As a life-long Cubs . . . → Read More: The Mystery of the Mediocre Cubs, by Robert “B.C.” Carlson