The front page of a newspaper matters. It is the very definitive representation of monumental civic, national, and global events. For 30-some years I often wondered what photo/headline would represent the ageless dream of a Chicago Cubs World Series Championship. That day finally arrived November 3rd thanks to the brilliance of the Chicago Tribune. Momentos […]
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Every Chicago Cubs fan is anxiously awaiting the results of the lottery draw for World Series tickets. For me the tension is greater than any of the NLCS games. I can barely stand it. After analyzing the past lottery announcements we can say it could have been announced on Sunday and could be as late […]
Yesterday Starlin Castro became the youngest Cub to reach 900 hits. I was trying to find who was the youngest Cub to reach 1,000 and came across a July 6, 2011 article by Bleacher Report giving a list of “12 Players Who should Reach 3,000 Career Hits“. Well, it’s been almost four years. Let’s see how […]
Everyone is talking about the Cubs first mascot, Clark the Cub. However, he’s not the first Cubs mascot. You may have seen this scary delight from the 1920s: I guess Clark the Cub is better than their last mascot pic.twitter.com/YMj9Ddgn74 — John (@Manute_Troll) January 13, 2014 But the Cubs had another mascot. Back in the […]
The baseball card industry has just one official pricing guide–Beckett. The master of the land gets to decide the baseline prices for all baseball cards. This mighty giant has decided that the growing upstart COMC can no longer use their prices online. COMC is revolutionizing the baseball card industry by storing all the sellers cards […]
Does your cursive handwriting stink? Try changing your cursive so it matches Abraham Lincoln’s. There’s all those Lincoln letters online. You can just trace them to practice. Your baseball scorecard can look like this one from the 1932 Babe Ruth “called shot” World Series game. Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the names all fancy-style. If […]
I’m going to start a collection of videos of Hall of Fame players’ reactions to me yelling at them from the upper deck. We already have one in the collection, Andre Dawson.
This is pretty exciting as a Cubs fan. By dumb luck, I was able to see Ryne Sandberg’s last game as a Cub in 1997. By the same random measure, I will see his first return in uniform to Wrigley Field since then! I just learned he’s third base coach for the Phillies. My brother […]
Inscriptions on steroids. Whenever a player signs HOF or MVP below his name, it costs extra. On this particular Ryne Sandberg autographed poster, the inscriptions are stacked five high. Ryno HOF ’05 84 NL MVP 10K All Star 9K Gold Glove This is like a quadruple cheeseburger with a Big Mac on top. There are […]
Go ahead to translate.google.com and type in: Ichiro is a Hall of Famer and translate it to Japanese. You will get: イチローは殿堂入りです Now take that Japanese and translate it back into English. Look how it translates: Those Japanese feel strongly about Ichiro! You are spellbound. I know.
Any and all Babe Ruth baseball cards are awesome, this one especially so because: The simplistically elegant design Classic mis-registered printing The trademark way Ruth is wearing his hat Can you think of any other reasons why?