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SPRING TRAINING BEGINS

13 February: The wait is over. Almost. It’s still the middle of February,and Punxsatawney Phil saw his shadow, which any meteorologist will tell you means six more weeks of winter. Still, the wispy winds of Mesa Arizona does have a beckoning call. It is 72 degrees currently. Partly cloudy, but hey, 72 sounds really nice.

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THE AMAZING ART OF STRICTLY WRIGLEY

CUBSQUEST STAFF 6/16/16 Michael Meade is a Cubs fan. He is also an amazing photographer, who translates his lifelong passion with his beloved team and the historic confines they occupy into unique and beautiful art. Mike has been documenting his Chicago baseball experiences for decades and lovingly offered them to an appreciative fan base since

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BRITS ROMP ON DAY 3 AT THE RACES

Windy day makes for perfect racing in America’s Cup qualifiers at Navy Pier Images of the sailing competition from June 11-12, 2016, at Navy Pier. Michal DwojakChicago Tribune Sailing fans at Navy Pier finally got their chance to see live, high-speed races Sunday after a one-day wait. A windy day made for perfect conditions for

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AMERICA’S CUP AT NAVY PIER DAY TWO

11 June: The second day of the America’s Cup yacht race -more properly known as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup; they paid a lot for the naming rights after all- was completed on Saturday. But it really wasn’t. For as beautiful as the day was, and it was every part of that, it was just

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AMERICA’S CUP TODAY IN CHICAGO

11 June: In a historic move, the America’s Cup comes to Chicago this weekend. In an attempt to broaden the appeal of this prestigious, and undoubtedly elite sport, organizers have decided to bring the event close to shore. This began last month in New York, where they staged it on the Hudson River. It was

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WHY JUNE 6TH STILL RESONATES

6 June: 72 years ago the largest invasion force in modern history took place on the shores of France. Normandy, to be exact.  ‘D-Day’ as it is now commonly referred to, was actually called ‘Operation Neptune’; the seaborne arm of ‘Operation Overlord’ which was the battle for Normandy itself. ‘D-Day’ is just a term for

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CUBS 2016: WHAT TO EXPECT

9 February: Hope everyone had a fine holiday season and survived the arctic blasts from Mother Nature. Not quite done yet; Saturday will be a trip to the ice chest. However, the simple fact remains that winter’s back is basically broken. There will be some isolated snow storms yet to come but they’ll melt off

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Diary of a Chicago Sports Fan

BY LARRY LAMBERT   1/25/16 Peyton Manning apparently doubled up on his Geritol and had enough left in his tank to lead the Denver Broncos to a 20-18 win over the New England Patriots.  Manning wasn’t the Manning of old but was better than the Old Manning we’ve seen recently.  Manning hooked up on two TD

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‘SPECTRE’ WORTH A VIEW

6 November: OK, so it isn’t baseball. There are other sites regurgitating dated information if you care to remind yourself. There is a life outside of baseball, and sports in general. If you live 24/7 in a world of professional sports, and simply MUST have edge of the seat action on all issues pertinent there

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2016 CUBS: WHAT TO DO?

4 November: The dust has started to settle. Kansas City had their most excellent victory parade Tuesday, the whole city turned out and a good time was had by all. Then again,  James Bond’s arch enemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld had an interesting take on the region. With a killer satellite in low earth orbit currently

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