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Talking Cubs Baseball Since 2003

Joe Aiello – Founder

Joe Aiello founded VFTB in October 2003 after experiencing the pain that being 5 outs away from the World Series can provide. The goal was to blog about the Cubs in a World Series winning season. In 2016 he accomplished that goal.

He grew up in Edison Park, IL, and has been a Cub fan since age 11.  Currently living in Wake Forest, NC with his wife and three kids, he still watches every game and loves to see the Cubs on the road in Atlanta and Washington DC.

When he is not watching, reading, or writing about the Cubs, Joe is an avid suspense novel reader. He loves Jesus and is active in his church.

Joe is available for radio and podcast appearances and can be contacted:

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