Archive for March, 2005

Will Woo-Woo’s uniform be there someday?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Apparently, the Chicago Historical Society has, among other artifacts, one of three existing “Shawon-O-Meter” signs that made their appearance at Cubs games during Shawn Dunston’s tenure at short. It was donated by David G. Cihla, whom I assume was the sign’s creator. The other two signs are part of the collections of the Smithsonian […]

At least he was being honest…

Monday, March 14th, 2005

From the Chicago Daily Tribune, September 17, 1929, refering to the Cub setting aside front row tickets to the 1929 World Series -
     I reproached Mr. Rickard for this discrimination one evening about two weeks before the uplift of Chicago, arguing that if a poor but honest shipping clerk saved $40 and sent his money […]

Shooting (Up) The Messanger

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

In the Daily News article about Curtis Wenzlaff and steroids, one thing I really take offense to is how they explicitly detail the regiment that Cansaco and (allegedly) McGuire took to get big. They spell out exactly what was taken, in what dosages, and how it was injected. The implications of the article […]

Missing Chicago

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

I realize the game is in Arizona, which is a lot closer to me right now than Wrigley is, but seeing the St. Patricks Day parade followed by Cubs baseball is really making me miss Chicago right now.
June can’t come quick enough.
And I’m really likin’ our new broadcast crew.

And On the 8th Day,
God Created the Double Steal

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Humbug, in his new digs, has a brilliant collaborative piece recounting the creation story though the eyes of baseball bloggers. My favorite has to be Will Carroll’s bit.

Talking Baseball

Friday, March 11th, 2005

I just ran across a blog called Talking Baseball.
One of the ’sections’ is a series of love notes from Nomar to his wife, Mia Hamm.
Some people really do need to get outdoors more often…
Actually, the whole site is pretty witty. It may become a daily read for me.

This is a Title

Friday, March 11th, 2005

“This is an existential sentence for an inexplicable reason.”
This is in Gammon’s latest offering, where he also inexplicably emphasizes the word “this” several times to lead off sentences.
It’s almost as if whoever is transcribing his notes made a personal comment on his writing and it got placed in the actual article.

Pain may increase with activity

Friday, March 11th, 2005

“Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, a small sac of fluid that cushions and lubricates an area between tendon and bone or around a joint. The inflammation can cause the bursa to swell with fluid. Bursitis can occur anywhere in the body where there is a bursa, usually near a joint. The condition is often […]

Sign of the Apocalypse #362

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Jim Gray has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I just found this through L. A. and I can’t tell you how many times my stomach flipped. I really can’t stand this guy. He has absolutely no tact and always comes off as slimy to me. Apparently, I’m not […]

Patience Drill

Monday, March 7th, 2005

As I’m sitting here watching my Tivo’ed Cubs-Rangers game, watching batters flail away at pitches that dip and dive out of their reach, I was wondering what things a hitter could do, beyond batting practice, to improve. Dusty was on the mic, talking up Prior and Wood throwing well in simulated games, and it […]