Archive for the ‘review’ Category

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

Talking Baseball radio with Bruce Levine

ESPN AM1000 in Chicago has probably the best baseball radio show going: “Talkin’ Baseball” with Bruce Levine and now co-hosted by Dave Juday. Levine is in my view one of the most insightful and informed members of the Cubs media contingent. I think he sees and more importantly tells more than most baseball reporters. The show […]

May 23, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: review, the media  One Comment

Cubs By The Numbers book review

There is a new book available titled Cubs By The Numbers by Al Yellon (of the blog Bleed Cubbie Blue), Kasey Ignarski and Matthew Silverman (who also wrote Mets By The Numbers) and published by Skyhorse Publishing. The book is more than 300 pages, devoting a chapter for each uniform number worn by Cubs players […]

April 20, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, observations, review  One Comment

Review: Cubs Annual 2009

The Cubs Annual 2009 from Maple Street Press looks like a magazine but reads like a book. With 128 glossy color pages there are just two advertisements; one for the Boise Cubs minor league affiliate and the other for the publisher. Edited by ubiquitous Cubs expert Al Yellon of popular blog Bleed Cubbie Blue, this volume is packed […]

April 2, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, feature, review  3 Comments