Wrigley Field Memories

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 7th, 2014
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    Every year as opening day approaches, I start drinking that Cubbie Kool-Aid, and while I’ll never admit it openly to my White Sox friends…I start thinking that “this could be the year.” I know it won’t be, but hope springs eternal. I can’t help it. I’ve been ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 4th, 2014
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    On this day in 2008, despite having the best record in the National League, the Cubs were eliminated from the playoffs in three straight games by the Dodgers. I wrote the following piece in the Northwest Indiana Times… It’s been a rough week for me; a week of deep, dark contemplation. You see, ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 6th, 2014
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    May 6, 1998 I was there, sitting in my regular seats, freezing my butt off that day. I must confess, I didn’t recognize at first the magnitude of what I was watching. I remember thinking, “boy he’s got a lot of strikeouts,” but I had no idea he had as many as he did. At [&hell...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 6th, 2014
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    This was originally written and posted on July 26, 2009 on nwi.com, my Father Knows Nothing blog. Sean woke me up at 7 in the morning. He was already wearing his Cubs hat, his Cubs shirt, and his baseball mitt. “Today’s the day, Dad. We’re going to the game.” I love the boy’s enthusiasm, although [&h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 3rd, 2014
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    This was originally posted at nwi.com on June 21st, 2009 on my “Father Knows Nothing” blog… Johnny was sad the moment he woke up Friday morning. He heard the pitter patter of the rain against the window, and he knew what that meant. “We’re getting rained out today, Dad.” “Think posi...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 3rd, 2014
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    In 2008, I contributed to the book “Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Until Next Year”. The editor of that book (Don Evans) interviewed me for the publisher’s website, Can’t Miss Press. The following is a partial transcript of that interview… MY BRUSH WITH THE CUBS: I m...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Wrigley Field Memories
    Jan 30th, 2014
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    This was posted on nwi.com, on my “Father Knows Nothing” blog, October 6, 2008 It’s been a rough week for me; a week of deep, dark contemplation. You see, I’ve spent the last year of my life dedicating myself to a website about the Cubs (www.justonebadcentury.com). It was just a lark at f...