Archive for January, 2007

Towel Boy

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

The Cubs and Mark Prior reached an agreement today on a $3,575,000 deal.  That’s a $110,000 pay cut from last year. However, Prior could earn that money back with a  $150,000 bonus for making a 27th start and another for making a 30th start, which would give Prior the $3,875,000 he was asking for in […]

Funny, Yet Sad

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Apparently, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, swollen with the power of passing judgment on Mark McGuire and everyone else who played in the 90’s, are now sticking it to St. Louis. This time they are bitching about the conditions of the press box at Busch III, proclaiming that if changes aren’t made to their […]

The More Things Change…

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

One of the reasons we all love sports so much is that they provide a needed distraction from our everyday lives and bring together communities in a way that very few things can. There was a story last week about a judge in New Orleans ruling to delay a trial for a few days […]

Jazz Ball

Friday, January 26th, 2007

I love Wikipedia.  You never know what you’re gonna learn…
For instance - did you know that the word “jazz” was apparently first used to describe a type of pitch by a player in the Pacific Coast League in 1912, only later to be used to to describe a type of music in Chicago?

Go Bears!!

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Help Me Help You

Monday, January 1st, 2007

In Fred Mitchell’s latest “article” -
Cubs catcher Michael Barrett has reached an agreement to be a spokesman for the Original Gino’s East of Chicago. He will make several personal appearances at Gino’s East restaurants during the year.
There’s a joke about putting down a sign for meatballs in there somewhere…

Happy New Year

Monday, January 1st, 2007

2006 ended with bang for Cub fans - Jim Hendry spending unprecedented millions of TribCo dollars to sign a bunch of free agents (who don’t all completely suck) and the Cubs roping in Uncle Lou who will be a hurricane force blowing through the lazy sunday clubhouse of the Dusty era.
What all of […]