Hello there FanSided and Cubbies Crib, my name is Steven Bardwell and this is a great opportunity joining the staff in helping to get the news out on everything sports and the Chicago Cubs. I am a Broadcast Journalism major at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and proud member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. I have been a sports beat-writer for the Daily Illini, but hope to one day become a baseball broadcaster.
Chicago is where my loyalty falls in the sporting world, but I can enjoy a game between any two teams in any major sport. The one thing I hope I see in my lifetime is the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, so add me to the list of generations of bleacher bums. Growing up I attended many major league baseball and professional football games, which is where my love for sports began. I plan on visiting every stadium throughout my career and at the end of the day writing a book of my tour. I have seen games and visited about half of the stadiums, but there is something different about Wrigley Field that always brings that baseball fan back as it takes you away to the days of Hack Wilson, Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, and even Slammin’ Sammy Sosa. The Chicago Cubs are a historic franchise and I am glad to be able to bring the news of this team on their way to that evasive World Series Championship.
That said, this is an exciting opportunity to be writing and discussing with you, the sports fans, the Chicago Cubs and everything the Cubbies Crib has to offer.
Contact me on twitter: @StevenBardwell or email: [email protected]