The Cubs Aren’t Rocket Science is a baseball blog created by two lifelong Cubs fans and aerospace engineers that hail from the great city of Crystal Lake, IL. Inspired by frequent chats about the Cubs future under Theo Epstein (talks about the past are frequently avoided), this site will look to breakdown the greatest sport on our planet-baseball. While we will discuss national stories, we will focus on the Chicago Cubs, both their current performance and the plan moving forward. Both Kevin and Chris grew up worshiping baseball, all while living and dying by our Cubbies. They were brought together 7 years ago by their shared love of the Cubs, rockets, and airplanes. They have come together here to share their knowledge, passion, and analysis of America’s pastime and the lovable losers.
Kevin Gregus: Kevin has been a Cubs fan for life, despite his father’s attempts to convert him to the Cleveland Indians. After attending his first Cubs game at age 5 (in the bleachers no less), he made it a summer tradition to take in the beauty of baseball in a true relic, Wrigley Field. He played baseball from 2nd grade through high school, spending time to learn fundamentals and strategy from some truly exceptional coaches. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2010, he moved to Maryland to work as an Aerospace Engineer for the Naval Air Systems Command, Fuels and Aerial Refueling Branch.
Favorite Current Cub: Kerry Wood
Favorite Cubs Memory: Attending a 1998 Cubs victory over the Giants with the Blue Angels doing fly-bys (also got my first foul ball)
Chris Dobbins: Unlike Kevin, Chris had the extreme (mis)fortune of being born into the third generation of Cubs fans. Like his grandfather and father, Chris has suffered his entire life with the Cubs. Chris attended his first Cubs game in 1998, experiencing the thrill (and subsequent letdown) of the team’s first Wild Card run. Since then, Chris has been (regrettably) hooked on baseball and the Cubs and lives by the motto “We’re actually going to win it this year! No really, I mean it, THIS year!” He is currently (that’s right, you guessed it) an aerospace engineering student at the University of Michigan, and is co-oping with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the International Space Station’s Environmental & Thermal Operating Systems department (aka Mission Control).
Favorite Player of All-Time: Greg Maddux
Favorite Current Cub: Ronnie Woo-Woo (because he never lets us down)
Favorite Cubs Memory: Clinching the 2003 NL Central