Here is a show about a classic Cubs fan, who until recently used a flip phone. Now he creates video recaps after all the games and nearly 3,000 people get to enjoy his heart, soul and passion for the Cubbies. If you ever question his fandom, check out the tattoo on his left hand. Neal is one of the nicest guys you will meet and is sure to put a smile on your face.
He is the first to ask a question, he was Miguel Montero's ring bearer, he takes the best You Tube videos at every event, he is an esteemed member of Club 400 - let us introduce to the world - Paul Dzien aka Crawly. There are so many paths we could have gone down with Crawly, but we chose to discuss the Cubs Convention. If you are new to the Cubs Convention, Crawly explains how to make the most of your experience.
Miguel Montero was the quintessential Chicago Cub. Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015, he appeared to be the all-star catcher the Cubbies were missing. Then along came Willson Contreras. During the 2017 season, Miguel was shipped to the Toronto Blue Jays. Guess what that makes him? A 2016 World Champion. Miggy was recently a guest at Club 400 and a guest on Chicago Cubs Club 400 Podcast. You will find him to be authentic, honest, funny, emotional but most of all appreciative of the love he received at Wrigley Field or anytime he was in Chicago. This podcast is a little over an hour, but worth every minute of it.
Wes Jameson grew up a Cubs fan thanks to WGN. As he became older, he realized he wasn't the only one. Eventually, he started a facebook group called "Cubs Fans in Oklahoma". Today there are more than 3,600 members of the group. Wes and the Cubs Fans in Oklahoma have organized Cubs viewing parties, fundraisers and this year will be hosting a party during opening weekend in Arlington, Texas. Wes is famous in Club 400 circles as he created the motto "Cubs Fans Helping Cubs Fans".
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.
Season Two of Chicago Cubs 400 Podcast is ready now! Stu and William talk about everything new, everything old and what is coming on the podcast. Check it out and binge our previous episodes as well.
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.