Archive for December, 2008

Cubs Dealings and Rumors

This off season, through the organizational meetings in November and the MLB Winter Meetings in December in beloved Las Vegas, has been heavy on rumor and light on action. To be honest, I have not really fallen in love with any of the player packages the media and fans have been chewing on since October. As […]

December 30, 2008   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, players, roster  One Comment

See the Winter Classic at Wrigley

Coming to beautiful but snowy Wrigley Field on January 1, 2009 is an NHL hockey game!  They have been assembling the rink at Wrigley with much fanfare and ceremony – in true John McDonough style.  You want to go?  Here is how be a part of history and see it in person: Get tickets from […]

December 20, 2008   Posted in: Wrigley Field  One Comment

Zamboni Mishap at Wrigley Field

An Omen for the NHL Winter Classic? This is not the sort of thing that media king and Hawks president John McDonough wants to gain viral momentum on the Internet.  He would prefer all the buzz to be about the resurgent Blackhawks playing to a national audience at historic Wrigley Field.  But (knowing no one […]

December 19, 2008   Posted in: oddities, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Ron Santo Misses Hall Again

Ron Santo will need to wait another two years for the Veteran’s Committee to come to their senses and elect him to the Hall of Fame.  If anyone has see the documentary on Santo’s journey, This Old Cub, you can appreciate how Ronnie must feel today. My heart goes out to the guy. Being overlooked […]

December 8, 2008   Posted in: awards, observations, the media  One Comment

Santo should make it this time

Noon (Central time) on Monday at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, the Hall of Fame Veteran’s Committee will announce who, if anyone, will be inducted this year. Beloved Cubs evangelist and radio color analyst Ron Santo will learn his fate once again. The Veteran’s Committee votes on what is essentially righting the wrongs […]

December 6, 2008   Posted in: awards, observations, the media  No Comments