Archive for May, 2007

Wrigley Field - The Ultimate Set-Piece

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

While the Cubs are in California, Hollywood came to Wrigley Field for the filming of a scene from “The Express”, a movie about Ernie Davis, the first african-american man to win the Heisman Trophy. He was drafted first overall in the 1962 NFL draft and tragically died of leukemia before playing in a single pro […]

Forget About Hitting Jake, It’s Peavy’s Town

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

There are losses a team suffers, which in the clubhouse afterwords, you’ll hear a manager explain “Sometimes you’ve just got to tip your cap to the other pitcher.” Last night was one of those losses.
Frankly, the way Peavy was pitching, I’m surprised the Cubs managed to scrape across the one run that they did. […]

It’s Pronounced Fon-ten-OH!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Ever since it was announced that the Tribune and the Cubs would finally be crobar-ed apart, you can tell that the synergy is starting to wear off. Take this clipping from the front page of ChicagoTribune.com -

When the nightshift interns manning the website stop caring, you know it’s only a short time before […]

Liability

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Phil Rogers on the culture of drinking in the clubhouse.
I guess I am naive, but I didn’t realize that MLB would allow drinking by their employees in their workplace outside of a post-season celebration. A majority of companies do not allow this for obvious liability reasons. The family of Josh Handcock could possibly sue […]