Archive for the 'History' Category

Last One Out…

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

The Cubs play their final home game of the year today. It’s probably better this team finished on the road because they have been terrible at home this season. Well, maybe terrible is a bit harsh, but it is disappointing.
You go into a season really hoping for one thing - that […]

At Home With Houston

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Since starting up as a franchise in 1962, the Houston Astros (or Colt .45s as they were called in their first 3 years of existence) have been nothing but trouble for the Cubs. Their overall record is 268-318 with the Cubs never winning a decade, although they still could pull out a win in […]

Wrigley Field North

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

The Cubs make their last trip of the season to their home away from home for three more meaningless games in Miller Park. Well, I suppose they aren’t completely meaningless as these games may determine wether or not Milwaukee actually finishes above us in the standings for the first time since 2000 when they […]

Wonderful

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

So with the Cards losing yesterday and the Astros winning, the Cards come into Wrigley with a magic number of 2. While the Cubs have played the Cards tough this season, I seriously doubt that the Cubs can pull off a sweep, or even go 3-1 in this 4 game series to prevent the […]

Cincy Series

Monday, September 12th, 2005

The Cubs open up thier second to last home stand of the year tonight against the Reds. Coming into this game, the Cubs are tied for third in the NL Central and one game below .500. They also sit 5.5 games out of the Wild Card, which has given some people a sense of hope. […]

Series in San Fran

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

The Cubs open a 4 game series tonight in San Francisco that may or may not see the return of Barry Bonds to the field of play. I have my own Oliver Stone-ish conspiracy theories about why Bonds has been out this season. The serving up of Raffy as the sacrificial lamb and […]

A Series Win

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

With the 2-1 win tonight against the Cards in St. Louis, the Cubs win the last series ever between the two clubs in Busch Stadium. They also win the season series at Busch and need one more win next week in Chicago to clinch the season series against the Cards.
The very first game between the […]

Respect

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Ryne Sandberg just became the conscious of the game.
Wonderful (if a bit long) speech, with a couple not-too-subtle jabs at Sosa and the ‘home run’ mentality of today’s ballplayer. Ryno focused his speech on the way the game should be played and how it was important to play the game with respect for your […]

RYNE DEE SANDBERG

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

“Ryno”
Philadelphia N.L. 1981
Chicago N.L. 1982-1994, 1996-1997
A sure-handed second baseman with power and speed who dignified the game with his professionalism, quiet leadership and tireless preparation. Set career records among second basemen for home runs (277 of 282), fielding percentage (.989), consecutive errorless games in a season (90), and over two seasons (123). Earned nine gold […]

Infinite Improbability Driving

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

These replica uniforms are what players in the 1870s were sporting to the ballpark. These are on display at the Byron History Museum in Byron, IL, which is about 12 miles south of Rockford. I stopped here on my meandering journey to Chicago because Byron was the birthplace of Albert G. Spalding. […]