Cubs: Five things to do without baseball; Coronavirus edition

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Chicago Cubs: Ross might know a thing or two about the game

For Cubs fans, first on the list should be Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages, by David Ross with Don Yaeger. Theo Epstein even wrote the foreword, so there’s plenty to digest for die-hard Cubs fans.

If you want to get a sneak peek into the mind of David Ross, what better place to start than the book he wrote about his journey in baseball, specifically with the Cubs. This way, when he goes out to the mound to take out Jon Lester in the third inning of a 4-3 game, you’ll know exactly what’s going through his mind; Lester- well, that’s a different story perhaps.

If you’re not feeling happy stuff and want to get into something a little dirtier, why not go with Game of Shadows or Juiced. While Juiced is a bit more of a silly read, who better to take us on a Willy Wonka boat-ride through the steroid era? Jose Canseco and Barry Bonds are two of the biggest names during the Steroid Era, so starting with the books about them and their involvement are exciting places to start.

And, if you’re not into reading about baseball at the moment, but you’re a fan of The Princess Bride, check out As You Wish. As told by Westley himself (Cary Elwes), this fun romp through the making of the movie gives you a backstage pass to the characters, actors, director, and original writer, William Goldman. Plus, you get to hear about the ATV accident with Andre the Giant.