Year: 2015

Starlin Castro’s ranking among the all-time Chicago Cubs greats

With Starlin Castro traded to the Yankees, where does he stand among the all-time Chicago Cubs greats? Starlin played six seasons for the Cubs. His 3,524 at bats places him 28th among all Cubs. Therefore, we can use that 28th ranking as a benchmark for his other stats. Anything above 28 would be above what …

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Awkward celebration photos

The Kansas City Star ran this awkward photo of the catcher Drew Butera and relief pitcher Wade Davis celebrating. They are in an awkward embrace, like, “uhhh, yeah, we’ll kinda hug, but not really.” The actual celebration isn’t that akward, it’s just the timing of that particular photo. Odd that the hometown paper of the …

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Recording scorecards with a Palomino Blackwing pencil

(by the way, this is my 500th tweet using @57hits) If the Cubs play a game 5 in the 2015 National League Championship series against the Mets, I will be at Wrigley Field keeping score with a Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil. Every great scorecard needs a great pencil–and pencil sharpener. Last week I used a Palomino …

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My scorecard for the #Cubs playoffs clincher against the #Cardinals. #flythew #wearegood

Highly detailed scorecard from Cubs playoff clinch against the Cardinals

The first time Wrigley Field has ever seen a postseason series clinched! The Cubs won at home, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS series. I had the honor of being at the game, and thus, keeping a scorecard The stories behind some of the points on the scorecard Free W towels! With 15 strikeouts for the …

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Phonetically spelled URLs for major sports leagues

If you want to upset the MLB, emelbee.com is available. em = M el = L bee = B thus, emelbee.com Also available: eneffel.com (NFL) emeless.com (MLS) doubleyoubeea.com (WBA, boxing) ibeeeff.com (IBF, boxing) doubleyoudoubleyouee.com (WWE) peegeea.com (PGA) Taken: enbeea.com (NBA) How do you phonetically spell h? (for NHL) I’m rather shocked at how many of …

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Ichiro and President Obama

As Ichiro broke Ty Cobb’s hit record yesterday, I’m glad to say that I still have hanging on my cube wall, a 2010 Upper Deck baseball card where Ichiro meets President Obama.  Do you have any baseball cards hanging up at your desk? 

Jacob Hannemann “can’t wait to play in wrigley”

  A professional baseball player expressing his dreams on the front of a baseball card. Looking at autographs, you wonder where is the soul. You want to see some sort of meaning behind a player’s autograph. On the 2013 Leaf Trinity “Authentic Inscription” series, players are to write inscriptions next to their autographs. Some players …

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