Next month, the debut of Miracle: A Musical 108 Years in the Making will launch at Chicago's Royal George Theatre on May 8th. The creator of this sure to be successful musical is the latest guest on Club 400 Podcast. Bill Marovitz is a lawyer, a former Chicago committeeman and state senator, entrepreneur, real estate mogul in Chicago and most importantly a Chicago Cubs fan. The Most Interesting Man in the World (yes, we found him), is now taking on a passion that is certain to entertain all Cubs fans, baseball fans and musical fans alike.
Did you even wonder how the statues of Harry Caray, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo went from a concept to a beautiful, life long piece of art that graces the outside of "The Friendly Confines"? We have artists Lou Cella and John Iwanski who share the history and process of the statues from working with the Cubs to adding an apostrophe after the fact. You must be forewarned, you may think you are listening to "Curb Your Enthusiasm." - Part 2
Did you even wonder how the statues of Harry Caray, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo went from a concept to a beautiful, life long piece of art that graces the outside of "The Friendly Confines"? We have artists Lou Cella and John Iwanski who share the history and process of the statues from working with the Cubs to adding an apostrophe after the fact. You must be forewarned, you may think you are listening to "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
On this show, we have the person who first took the "W" on the road. A staple of Cub Fans everywhere, we have a great history of the "W" flag and its travels from Cub Fan, Bob O'Hara. Also, with the big Ben Zobrist to Club 400 even coming up, we had the opportunity to hear from Mike Alejandro who has generously offered to purchase and cook all of the food for the event, which makes that much more for for the Keltner family. Mike owns Beaners Mexican BBQ in Hebron. Finally, as we all get ready for opening day, we have some Danny Rockett classics to get you in the mood!
This show is packed with a MAJOR announcement regarding the upcoming Ben Zobrist event, a Club 400 Podcast winner and Harry Caray. Confusing, perhaps, but this is a can't miss show. If you are not inspired with what is happening at Club 400, we can't help you. Always remember the power of Cubs Fans Helping Fans and Go Cubs Go!!!
Having lived in Wrigleyville over the past decade, my experiences are loosely based on the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Having formerly worked in the financial industry, having an equal passion for baseball, having the best team in baseball as well as my love for going out, having fun, being social, loud and energetic-- it was these factors that gave birth to The Wolf of Wrigley parody.
The Wolf of Wrigley exists for one reason. It's an opportunity for people to let loose and have fun in a safe and respectful manner in the greatest city in the world with the best baseball team in the world!!
The Wolf of Wrigley is more than just a saying. It's a lifestyle. It's an attitude. It's an experience. Being a "Wolf" means being a leader. You're a type A personality. An alpha male or alpha female. You're loud, energetic, driven, motivated, passionate and fearless. You're a go-getter, aggressive and you're a closer. You have that cut throat mentality. Basically it means you're the "top dog" and that you're the best at what you do!
Growing up across the street from Wrigley Field, in 1971, is where it started for Captain Cubbo.
His parents owned the property until 1986. During that time, he played a lot of baseball, loving the Chicago Cubs. Knowing that WGN would broadcast the games, and that it would be seen on the island, his dad decided to show his pride by displaying a Puerto Rican flag on our three-flat unit.
There were about 85 percent Puerto Ricans that lived in the neighborhood, so it was easy playing baseball with so many kids. Weather permitting, they always had enough kids to play a game. From the red-top parking lot to the corner of Addison and Sheffield — those were their baseball diamonds.
Tonight we are launching a special edition of Club 400 Podcast. Our guests to help get us ready for spring training are Jason Peters and Dave Dew. Both have been in Club 400 since the beginning. Jason is manning the Club 400 tent in Mesa for the entire spring training. For those who are going to Mesa, this quick special show is to help get you psyched for spring training. If you are not going, you can live vicariously through Club 400.
Have you heard of Tim Sheridan? Have you been to spring training? Tim has been the PA announcer in Mesa since 1984. He worked with Harry Caray, he shot video that no one has ever seen, he has an awesome website called boys of spring and he is sharing his experiences with the world of Cub fans through "Cub Talks". Tim is a great guy and great guide to spring training.
The history of autographs goes back to 3100 BC. The history of kids getting autographs from baseball players goes back to the beginnings of the game. In the past 25 years, autographs or "graphing" has become a hobby for more than 10 million people and a multi-billion dollar business. On this show, we have an expert at getting Chicago Cubs autographs and you will be surprised at what it takes to get the best autographs - hard work and time. David Truitt shares great stories and tips for getting autographs for your collection. If you are going to Cubs Spring Training, this is a must listen.