Did you collect baseball cards when you were a kid? Or maybe you still do. On this show, we hear the story of Chicago Cubs Fan, Club 400 member and the person who is trying to do something that has never been done before. You may be able to help with his quest. Check out our show with Beau Thompson.
Al Yellon has been following the Chicago Cubs since the 1960's. He has seen a lot during that time. After college, he moved back to Chicago and worked as a television director for Chicago TV before launching Bleed Cubbie Blue. He has an amazing story, so check it out!
For nearly three decades Jerry Pritikin has been converting baseball fans to strict Chicago Cubs fans. On any given game day, you will find him walking the Friendly Confines wearing his signature propeller beanie and spreading the good word of baseball..
And his 10 Cub-mandments.
“I am thy fan of the Chicago Cubs. I shall not root for another team before thee,” he says. “Of course not take Ernie Banks name in vain, that’s common sense. Honor thy trinity of Tom Rickets, Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon.”
He is not just a lifelong fan. Jerry himself is arguably a Cubs institution.
From NBC Chicago -
When Alex Pancoe successfully beat brain cancer nine years ago, he marked his victory in a death-defying and incredibly Chicago way.
He embarked on a journey to climb the seven summits - the highest mountains on each of the seven continents – and fly a Chicago Cubs “W” flag at their peaks. And he did it all to help children battling cancer.
Each time the expert-level climber summits, he raises money for brain tumor research and kids at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
“Everyone [at Lurie Children’s Hospital] is climbing their own metaphorical Everest,” Pancoe said. “I don’t consider myself a very special guy, I’m just a hard worker. So, if I can climb Everest, I’d like to think it inspires people.”
Now Alex joins us on Club 400 Radio!
Die-hard Cub fans Becky Sarwate and Randy Richardson interviewed a diverse collection of some of the team’s most famous fans: actors, comedians, broadcasters, musicians, restauranteurs, athletes, journalists. Even those who are ubiquitous precisely because of their fandom. Cubsessions tells the story of divergent life paths – the roads taken, the failures experienced, and the successes reached – and how those paths all come together for a collective passion.
He was a member of the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs. His story is one of the most inspiring baseball and friendship stories you will ever hear. His personality is nothing short of awesome. He is The Stringbean Slinger - ladies and gentlemen, Carl "CJ" Edwards, Jr.
After the announcement over the weekend that the Cubs magazine Vine Line would be discountinued and the dust settled, we decided we needed "The Godfather of Vine Line" as our next guest. Bob Ibach, a card carrying member of Club 400, was also the person who started Vine Line 33 years ago while he was the PR Director of the Cubs. Here is the real story behind Vine Line.
Who is the "The Pink Hat Guy" behind home plate at Wrigley Field? And why does he keep wearing that loud hat and green sweatshirt?
It's Jim Anixter ... and he just wants his wife to know he actually went to the ballgame.
"It's so my wife can see I'm really at the ballpark and I'm not fooling around," said a laughing Anixter.