Invading Milwaukee

With the Cubs and Brewers separated by just one game — and Chicago and Milwaukee just some 90 miles apart — we at Vine Line felt it was a no-brainer to make the trip up to Miller Park. Mike and I will be blogging tonight from the press box, offering first-hand perspectives on the game and Cubs fans attending.

It’s lefty versus lefty: Ted Lilly takes on CC Sabathia.

Are you going to be there or watching? What are your expectations for this series?

First appearance for first-rounder

Yesterday, the Cubs assigned 2008 first-round pick Andrew Cashner of TCU to short-season Class-A Boise. The hard-throwing right-hander is expected to make his debut Tuesday.

Cashner signed with the Cubs on July 10 for a reported $1.5 million.

Who’s your ultimate singer?

Fan voting opens today to pick the 10 finalists in the Ultimate Seventh-Inning Stretch Competition. Five new fans will be introduced every weekday for the next two weeks, and each group’s winner will be invited back Aug. 14. Watch their videos — including the reason they feel they should be chosen to sing the stretch — at

What are your criteria for the ultimate singer? Are you looking for a great singing voice or hoarse, off-key rendition? Do you have a favorite story? Build up your support for your favorite choice in the comments section.

For all 50 semi-finalists, check below the jump.

Monday, July 28

1)  Gil R. from Norridge, IL
2)  Steve J. from Cary, IL
3)  Kelly W. from Algonquin, IL
4)  Wendy F. from Chicago, IL
5)  Jim S. from Elgin, IL

Tuesday, July 29

1)  Anne S. from Chicago, IL
2)  Madeleine G. from DeKalb, IL
3)  Tom G. from Peoria, IL
4)  Bonnie G. from O’fallon, MO
5)  Gonzalo P. from Elmwood Park, IL

Wednesday, July 30

1)  Amy F. from Crown Point, IN
2)  Kenneth L. from Onarga, IL
3)  Joseph Z. from Wonder Lake, IL
4)  Justin C. from DeKalb, IL
5)  Heather H. from Elgin, IL

Thursday, July 31

1)  John B. from Crown Point, IN
2)  Tom M. from Champaign, IL
3)  Leslie W. from Champaign, IL
4)  Jeffery B. from Elgin, IL
5)  Evon B. from Chicago, IL

Friday, August 1

1)  Dave R. from Shorewood, IL
2)  David S. from South Elgin, IL
3)  Connor D. from Peoria, IL
4)  Brenda B. from Freeport, IL
5)  Michael C. from Elkhorn, WI

Monday, August 4

1)  Sarah R. from Wheaton, IL
2)  Christine K. from Chicago, IL
3)  Al L. from Berwyn, IL
4)  Sam M. from Mishawaka, IN
5)  Bob B. from Tenafly, NJ

Tuesday, August 5

1)  Andy M. from Portage, IN
2)  Kiran M. from Naperville, IL
3)  Armando Z. from Des Plaines, IL
4)  Jayne D. from Round Lake Park, IL
5)  Susan K. from Lansing, IL

Wednesday, August 6

1)  Keegan C. from Elmhurst, IL
2)  Anthony R. from Gurnee, IL
3)  Lisa P. from Highland, IN
4)  Ronald N. from McHenry, IL
5)  Ryan A. from Plainfield, IL

Thursday, August 7

1)  Amanda F. from Hoffman Estates, IL
2)  Clayton S. from Hopkinsville, KY
3)  Sally W. from Springfield, IL
4)  Danny D. from Chicago, IL
5)  Ryan F. from Chicago, IL
Friday, August 8

1)  Max B. from Hawthorn Woods, IL
2)  Chris W. from Oak Park, IL
3)  Don P. from North Aurora, IL
4)  Janet H. from Dublin, OH
5)  Lisa P. from Aurora, IL

1 Comment


Enjoy the game. Miller Park is a nice place to cover a game. Have a brat in the dining room for me. See you fellas at the minor league game on Tuesday.

Oh, and C.C. does not stand for Cottage Cheese.

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