What else is new? Junior Lake took the first pitch of the game and roped it into left field to give a number of players three points. Lake has now extended the streak three times since the contest started on 8/1, below are the standings through last nights game. Quick turnaround as the Cubs and Phillies get things going at 11:35 AM CST, so get your picks in!
Junior Lake is a popular choice in the no hit streak contest, as he should be. Lake got things started for the Cubs again yesterday making Junior Lake the correct choice in two out of the three games so far. Only two participants are perfect through three games, @WesJameson11, and @FWKRT have both picked the correct player and inning of all three games. There is a long way to go, but currently they are both tied atop the standings, get your picks in for today, 1:20 PM CST first pitch, good luck!
Yesterday was a fun day as myself, @CubsNoHitStreak and @CubicSnarkonia officially opened the Cubs no hit streak contest on twitter. We were blown away with the response as 68 fans entered the August contest, bravo Twitterverse. If you would like to get caught up on the contest please head over to World Series Dreaming to read the rules page, you can still get in for the September contest!
With one swing of the bat Junior Lake put 16 people into a tie for first place, a lot of people were all over Junior Lake last night, see that, we have very smart fans! The standings can change quickly however (2 points for correct player, 1 point for correct inning) so it will be a battle to the end. Remember, there are two ways to enter your pick each day after the lineup is released. One, you can tweet your player, and inning with #nohitstreakcontest somewhere in your tweet so we can track it, or two, you can email CubsNoHitStreakContest@gmail.com and we will grab your selection there. If you do email, please be sure to give us your twitter handle, player and inning.
Quite the start boys and girls, this should be a fun ride! Just a reminder, Cubs start at 3:05 PM CST today, please have your pick in to us before then, we will post the lineup as soon as it is out, thanks again for playing!
POINT TOTALS THROUGH AUGUST 1
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Two years ago today tragedy struck the Drozdz family. 18-year-old Gabby Drozdz was walking with friends to Alpine Fest along Church Road in Lake Zurich. If you live around the area like I do, you know that this area is dangerous, it doesn’t have sidewalks, there is no lighting despite it being in a school zone. However, it is a heavily traveled road especially by foot given it’s location to downtown Lake Zurich. It sounds like there are improvements that are being fought for so that is good to hear, now on to remembering Gabby, and helping.
This is a story that means a lot to me, I didn’t know Gabby personally, but turns out I know the ones closest to her. I saw the story when it happened, you couldn’t miss it if you lived in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. As soon as I saw the story I was disturbed by it, how can a person drive their vehicle into other human beings and just keep going? That’s exactly what happened, Gabby and two of her friends were run down by a faceless driver. Gabby’s friends made it through okay, however Gabby did not, and her promising life was ripped away. Then I saw more of the articles coming out in the paper and news stories with comments from her family, that’s when my heart sank. Scott Grzelak is Gabby’s brother, he also helped me out by installing a few doors in my house, and is married to my good friend Kristin who I went to High School with and have known since a young age, I was sick to my stomach. Since this day I have done my absolute best to remember Gabby (picture is of me wearing Gabby’s shirt) and help support the cause to find her killer.
I don’t ask a lot, and I don’t usually use this space for personal posts, but I felt it was necessary today on the two-year anniversary of a day many people I know will never forget to remember Gabby, and given the fact that I can reach a lot of people with said post it’s the least I can do to try and help. If you feel the urge to help please donate at the link listed below, and visit the site remembering Gabby so you to can understand what a special person she was. RIP Gabby, I really wish I could have met you.
A $10,000 reward for information leading the arrest of the driver responsible for Drozdz’s death is still available.
If you have any information about this accident, call Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222. All tips can remain confidential.
For more information, and to donate to the reward fund, visit www.gabbydrozdz.com. Also, you can support Scott’s local small business Rustic Elements, they feature handmade tables and furniture with a rustic flare.
The Cubs have launched a new website titled “Restore Wrigley Field” if you are a Cubs fan you should really check it out. The website does a fantastic job detailing the plans that the Ricketts family and the Cubs have for Wrigley Field. There are video’s on the site that detail what could be in store for the aging ballpark and surrounding neighborhood. The website goes into detail about how this project can not only help the Cubs, but help the community and create jobs. Here is a link to the website, I really suggest you check it out.
Here is the mission statement from the website..
“Restoring Wrigley Field and enhancing the surrounding area around the ballpark benefits our city, our neighborhood, our fans and our team. It will boost the economy, create approximately 2,100 new jobs, and generate significant revenue for the City, County and State. More importantly, it will allow your Chicago Cubs to play in the Friendly Confines for generations to come. If you want to help the team turn this vision into reality, your support is needed – lend your voice by signing the petition to save Wrigley Field!”
The message is fairly straight forward, if you want the Cubs to stay at Wrigley, and compete while playing at Wrigley then you should be on board with this project. As you can see in the final sentence of the statement, there is a petition for you to sign on the website, the Cubs want to hear from you and want your support to build their case as to why this needs to be done. If you feel so inclined, head on over to the website and take a look around, and sign the petition, like I said, there is a wealth of information there…the more you know.