Chubs Win!! Chubs Win!!
Baseball may no longer be number one on American televisions, but on Chicago’s North Side, fans still have a love affair with their baseball team. The Chubs haven’t won a World Series in over a hundred years, but the Chubs’ faithful grow a new crop of hope every spring.Charlene Pulvermacher, who as a woman is an outsider in the hierarchy of baseball management, wants to deliver a winning team for...
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Publisher: L. J. SPARTZ (September 13, 2013)
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Chubs’ fans. She also wants to tear down Stoppelworth Field, where the Chubs have been losing since before anyone in this story was born.Stan Kmiotek, a writer who has a love/hate relationship with Chicago and the Chubs, cheerleads and scolds from the sidelines. He believes the only bad reaction to something he writes or says, is no reaction at all.Louis Dirienzo is a baseball lifer who manages the Chubs. Dirienzo understands that times change, but that he doesn’t have to like it. He also understands that, in pursuit of a paycheck, the proper response to a request from one of the bosses is “Okay.”Mayor Maxine Truman is way tougher than she looks, and she looks tough enough. The mayor understands how sausage gets made, that any finished deal contains a lot of stuff we really don’t want to know about. Her good-will is needed for a stadium deal, and Mayor Truman has an axe to grind with Arlis Pulvermacher. Arlis bought the team, and hired Charlene to run it.This baseball story even has some baseball players, including Ben Bremmer, a true baseball phenom, a spring-training wonder who continued to amaze for five seasons. Then he walked away from the game. Is Bremmer the answer to the championship drought for the Chubs?A baseball fable like “Chubs Win!! Chubs Win!!” isn’t a genuflection to the traditions of the game. Most of the characters have a sense of humor, which they share with you. And, of course, the Chubs are not to be confused with any other Great Lakes area athletic team.