Wrigley Field Memories

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Nov 3rd, 2016
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    Hard to describe what was going on in our house last night during that roller coaster Cubs game. I was so nervous before the game that I couldn’t eat dinner. During the game, I was a mess…especially in the bottom of the 8th. But then it really happened, and I couldn’t have picked a ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Nov 1st, 2016
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    I’ve been struggling to put into words the emotions that are swirling inside me this week. Everyone has been asking me the same question. How does it feel to see the Cubs in the World Series? After pondering it a few days, I’ve come to the conclusion that the feeling is not really a commu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 24th, 2016
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    Had a great time on WGN Radio last night with Brian Noonan. You can listen to it here. My portion of the show begins at the 13 minute mark. Surprise guest caller John Landecker joins in the discussion a few minutes later. I brought my son Sean along to see the radio studio. Unlike his […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Sep 16th, 2016
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    Division Champs! I was there at the game last night and left disappointed…but before I got home, the Cubs were crowned division champs thanks to a Cardinals loss. This is a great song about the Cubs, written by Tom Latourette. He and I have collaborated on songs in the past, and he tips his cap...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 26th, 2016
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    As the nation gathers around the television this weekend to watch the Academy Awards, Just One Bad Century features some of the Cubs connections to Hollywood over the years. BEFORE HOLLYWOOD Essanay Studios 1907-1917 Not many people realize that Chicago was once the movie capitol of the world. That t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 29th, 2015
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    The Cubs do a great event every year for their season ticket holders. They call it Family Day, and they open up the ballpark and let the season ticket holders explore. I’m a partial season-ticket holder (I share my season tickets with 8 others–we each get nine games), so I was invited to ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 1st, 2015
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    After a particlurly taxing last few weeks at the office, I decided to take a few days off this weekend, and went to one of my favorite places in the world. On Friday evening I went to Wrigley with my bride. It was a beautiful evening, but the Cubs lost. On Sunday I took my […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 13th, 2015
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    I was following along with the Will Ferrell saga yesterday on Twitter. It looked pretty funny. Will played for ten different teams as part of an HBO special, including the Cubs (who acquired him for a couple of burritos from the Angels during their game). He played first base very briefly and also co...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jan 24th, 2015
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    Ernie passed away yesterday at the age of 83. I feel like I lost a member of my family. Sad, sad, sad, sad. He was my childhood hero. There will never be another Ernie Banks. I think everyone in Chicago has their own personal Ernie story. Here’s mine… Michael Jordan and Ernie Banks are pr...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 22nd, 2014
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    This is a little jarring to say the least…...