Chicago Cubs Tickets
The Chicago Cubs are a team of professional baseball players coming from Chicago, Illinois. They play in the National League and are members of the Central Division of Major League Baseball. In Chicago, there are two major league teams and one of them is the Cubs, the other is the Chicago White Sox. Aside from the Atlanta Braves, they are the other only charter members remaining in the National League. The first owner of the team was the Wrigley Company who passed it on to the Chicago Tribune. At present day, the Cubs are owned by TD Ameritrade, a family trust founded by Joe Ricketts.
The Game Record of the Chicago Cubs
No other major North American team has the hard luck of the Chicago Cubs when it comes to winning championships. In the past 103 years, the team has not won a World Series championship. Because of that, they are called the "The Lovable Losers". Also, they are referred to as "The North Siders" to distinguish them from the White Sox who play on the other end of the city. The Cubs have their home park at Wrigley Field since 1916 where the Chicago Cubs schedule their home games. Their rivals are the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Chicago White Sox.
Even though the Cubs were founded in 1876, they already played their first games back in 1870. Thus, this makes them one of oldest teams in North American major sports together with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves were founded on 1871. However, the Chicago Cubs do not hold the record for playing the most seasons because they lost two seasons due to the Great Chicago Fire. But, the Cubs are the oldest team still in their original city.
The Team and their Rivals
The rivalry of the White Sox and the Cubs is known as the BP Crosstown Cup, Crosstown Classic, The Windy City Showdown, and a lot more colorful monikers. Both teams play their home games in Chicago - the Cubs at Wrigley Field and the White Sox at US Cellular Field. Luckily, the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line stops at both Wrigley and US Cellular Fields so that they can get Chicago Cubs tickets as well as watch the White Sox play.
The rivalry between the two teams of Chicago has kept the spirits of the teams and fans alike. The names given to the teams also go with their fans. The crowd who looks after the Chicago Cubs schedule of games are the "North Siders" while the "South Siders" are those who want to watch the White Sox win. There are four series sweeps by the Cubs and two by the White Sox. For the 2011 season, the Cubs finished with a 71-91 record.
A Change of Hands
There has been an 8-player trade last January 7, 2011 between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays. Matt Garza of the Tampa Bay Rays was traded to the Cubs in place of Sam Fuld, Christopher Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, and Robinson Chirinos. The Rays also sent Fernando Perez and pitcher Zachary Rosscup to the Cubs.
Aside from a change of players, there has been some shuffling with the administrative body. Jim Hendry was relieved from his position as general manager last August 19, 2011. To replace him, Jed Hoyer was hired on October 26 to be GM and executive Vice-President. Before that, on October 21, the responsibility of presiding over baseball operations was given to Theo Epstein. On November 2, Mike Quade, the manager of the Chicago Cubs was fired to be replaced by Dale Sveum. Dale agreed to a 3-year contract with the team.
This season looks to be good for the Cubs as Sveum seems to be determined to win over the first championship for the team. They've stepped up their game and the fans are going wild as well. Chicago Cubs tickets are beginning to disappear fast so you better get your own!
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