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Mar 28, 2006
| ISBN 9781101210871
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Mar 28, 2006 | ISBN 9781101210871
In 2016 the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series after a 108 year losing streak. But before that, “never say die” was a way of life for Cubs fans, including sportswriter Kevin Kaduk…In the summer 2005 season, in a fit of nostalgic, heartfelt (and possibly insane) loyalty to his “Lovable Losers,” Kevin quit his job as a sportswriter in Kansas City and moved back to the Windy City on a quest to find the heart and soul of what has come to be known as “Wrigleyville.” As Kevin searched for answers, he found one hell of a good time. In this rollicking exploration of baseball and blind faith, he weaves a riveting tale of the team that stole his heart—and the life of the neighborhood surrounding baseball’s most historic ballpark. He takes us from the famed ivy-fronted bleachers in Wrigley Field to the full-blast party atmosphere that vibrates through the surrounding blocks every game day. He visits the rooftops across the street from the field where the beer is ice cold and the bratwurst never stops coming and explores the depths of Wrigleyville’s bar scene, where raucous celebration and heartrending commiseration are all too common. So crack open a cold one, and get ready to experience the true adventures of Kevin Kaduk—a man who took himself out to the ballgame, bought himself some peanuts and Cracker-Jack…and never came back.
Kevin Kaduk joined the staff of Kansas City Star in 2001 as a sportswriter, where he quickly carved a niche for himself writing humorous stories on off-beat topics. He grew up in suburban Chicago, and attended his first Cubs game… More about Kevin Kaduk
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