Archive for the ‘oldschool’ Category

Ron Santo and Kerry Wood’s 20-K game

The celebration of the life of Ron Santo has been wall to wall on WGN radio. It’s been really great to hear all the stories (some for the first time) and to hear tons of audio replays from the Pat & Ron Show (aka Cubs baseball radio broadcasts). Today WGN replayed the Kerry Wood 20-strikeout […]

December 4, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game of baseball, observations, oldschool, players, the media  One Comment

Goodbye, Ronnie.

December 3, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: news, oldschool, players, the media  One Comment

Andre Dawson day at Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs will honor the latest inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, former Cub Andre Dawson before Monday’s (8/30/2010) game against the Pirates. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will declare Monday “Andre Dawson Day” in the city, despite his status of being a devoted Sox fan. The Cubs will present a ‘gift’ the […]

August 26, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: announcement, awards, Chicago, game day, news, oldschool, players, Wrigley Field  One Comment

Doug Glanville new book and appearances

Former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville is one of my favorite baseball writers. Educated at Penn, the Ivy Leaguer writes about baseball from an insider’s perspective for the New York Times, contributes on-air to ESPN television and appears on countless other radio and television shows. Not only is he a fine writer, but he brings the […]

May 10, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, game of baseball, news, oldschool, players  No Comments

Bobby Dernier works with Peoria Chiefs

One of the heroes of the ’84 Cubs and one of the few solid leadoff men in recent Cubs history, Bobby Dernier is with the Peoria Chiefs today. His role with the organization is Baserunning Coordinator, travelling throughout the ranks, teaching the Cubs hopefuls a thing or two about the game. In the press box […]

May 8, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: coaching, feature, fielding, game day, live report, Minor League Baseball, observations, oldschool  One Comment

Michael Jordan at Wrigley Field

Here’s a little something for your enjoyment. A friend on Facebook posted this YouTube video of Michael Jordan playing in the 1994 Cubs-Sox Crosstown Classic exhibition game at Wrigley Field. This 9 minute video features Harry Caray’s pre-game interview with MJ followed by each of his at-bats and key plays. Michael was humbled by playing […]

October 1, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game of baseball, oldschool, rivalries, the media, tradition  No Comments

Tommy Bleeds Dodger Blue

Happy 82nd birthday today to a classy guy, Tommy Lasorda. Growing up in the 70’s, any fan of baseball had to appreciate Lasorda’s Dodgers even if they weren’t your team. I was a Cubs fan through and through, but Bill Buckner was my favorite player and he came from a top-shelf organization, the LA Dodgers. […]

September 22, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: observations, oldschool, on this date, rivalries  5 Comments

Vintage film on Fergie Jenkins review

The National Film Board of Canada produced a documentary on Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins in 1974. Fergie was a rare Major Leaguer at the time, he was Canadian. This 60-minute film is a fascinating look at the baseball life of Fergie during the 1972 and 1973 seasons as a Cub. The film quality and content […]

August 22, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: oldschool, players, review, tradition, Wrigley Field  3 Comments

The All Star Game at Wrigley Field

The official program of the 1990 ASG I am remembering today the 1990 MLB All Star Game in Wrigley Field. I’m not a bleacher guy (too far away from the action for me) but my tickets were in the Right Field bleachers. I won a lottery that gave me the opportunity to buy a ticket […]

July 14, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, Chicago, observations, oldschool, on this date, players, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Lou has had enough with the tantrums

In the second installment of this season’s Cubs vs White Sox Crosstown Classic, tempers boiled within the Cubs family once again. Lou Piniella has apparently had enough of that, and frankly I think it is about time he took more control of this club. After two strikeouts and a routine fly out, Milton Bradley threw […]

June 27, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: game recap, Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, observations, oldschool, players  No Comments