Archive for November, 2005

Free Agents

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

The Furcal drama continues with this story at ESPN. I haven’t posted anything about all the free agent hoopla because I don’t really have anything to add to the discussion. The ‘bigger’ Cub blogs have covered all the rumors just fine.
The one thing I find interesting, though, is, with the Blue Jays signing BJ Ryan […]

A 19th Century Tommy John Candidate

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

I’ve run across some really fascinating stuff doing my research for my main site. I have always been a history buff so I love it when I run across historic news accounts of things like the Haymarket Riots and the building of the Statue of Liberty. This weekend, I happened upon an article from the […]

Baseball Poetry

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

From the Chicago Tribune, August 15, 1886 -
Mother, may I slug the umpire,
May I slug him right away,
So he cannot be here, mother,
When the clubs begin to play?
Let me clasp his throat, dear mother,
in a dear, delightful grip
With one hand, and with the other
But him several in the lip.
Let me climb his frame, dear mother,
While […]

You Never Knew They Were Cubs No. 2 - Veteran’s Day Edition

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Meet Billy Herman. Herman was born in 1909 in New Albany, Indiana. He started his career in 1928 with Vicksburg of the Cotton States League where he played 2nd base and hit .332 in 106 games. In 1931, while playing for Louisville of the American Association, he was sold midseason to the Cubs for $50,000.
In […]

You Never Knew They Were Cubs No. 1

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Meet Rollie Zeider. Born Nov.16, 1883, in Indiana, Rollie started playing professional ball in 1906 for Springfield, IL in the Three-I League and then from 1907 to 1909, he played for San Francisco in the Pacific Coast League. In 1910, he broke into the majors with the White Sox, played in 136 games at short […]