R. Lincoln Harris, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

R. Lincoln Harris

I was born in Cardinals country, but came over the Cubs at a very young age. Jack Brickhouse was the grandfather that I never had, and I would run home after school to catch the end of the Cubs game on Channel 9. I've lived in Chicago my entire adult life, and I'll never leave until the Cubs win the World Series. After that, perhaps I'll think about it. I love writing about baseball, and I hope you'll enjoy my posts in this space.

By R. Lincoln Harris On Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Hey Cubs fans: It’s been such a long time, I think I should be going

R. Lincoln Harris goes out on top with a “W” — thanks “R”! Four years can be such a long time — even for Cubs fans. When I graduated from high school back in the 1980s, my parting More...

By R. Lincoln Harris On Friday, October 30th, 2015

New York Mets will win this thing yet thanks to Rule of the 70s

Bartolo Colon gives the New York Mets an edge when the Rule of the 70s is applied. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) If there’s one fan base that I do not want to be offering assurances to right now, it’s More...

Chicago Cubs
By R. Lincoln Harris On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Longfellow, long balls and the Chicago Cubs

Kyle Schwarber and Chicago Cubs brought out the boom stick against the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the NLDS. Baseball lends itself to art like no other sport. If you think I’m exaggerating about More...

Cubs Cards rivalry
By R. Lincoln Harris On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Cubs-Cardinals rivalry is more than just baseball

In order to have a rivalry in professional sports, you need a few things. The first requirement is geographical proximity. Boston and New York come to mind, and they are separated by just over 200 miles. But if More...

Bill Murray
By R. Lincoln Harris On Friday, September 25th, 2015

It’s the Cubs who must become Pirates this weekend

With the spirit of Bill Murray in mind, Cubs need to be Pirates this weekend. The great actor and Cubs fan Bill Murray recently celebrated his 65th birthday, and this post is dedicated to him. Thanks for all the More...

Chicago Cubs
By R. Lincoln Harris On Monday, September 14th, 2015

Bears and NFL are back, but watching Chicago Cubs and MLB still better

No brooms allowed at Wrigley, but Chicago Cubs fans are hoping for a sweep this weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals. On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs lost to the Phillies in Philadelphia. It was a hard loss, because More...

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