Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chicago Radio Spotlight: Robin Baumgarten

I just posted my latest Chicago Radio Spotlight interview. This one is with WGN Morning News co-anchor Robin Baumgarten.

You can read it here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

E-mails, we get e-mails...

"RP" writes...

"Generally, I agree with you. Abbey Road #1. Rubber Soul is #2 for me, then Sgt. Pepper, then White Album. First chord from "A Hard Day's Night" is my favorite chord of all time.

I admit I haven't heard the albums remastered, however.

What is Steve Phillips thinking?

And yes, $800,000 for a hitting coach. "It's money they have, and peace they lack," as Terrence Mann said. This is Hendry's desperate bid to find it."

I love that Terrance Mann line. It's perfect for this situation.

Rudy Jaramillo

$800,000 for a hitting coach?


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dr. No... No more. He was 91.

October birthdays

From Just One Bad Century. Click on their names to read their stories...

Cub Fan Tom Bosely (Oct 1)

Great Mustache Hector Villanueva (Oct 2)

Dim Dom Dallessandro (Oct 3)

Great Mustache Dennis Eckersley (Oct 3)

Cub Fan Ray Kroc (Oct 5)

Great Mustache Jay Baller (Oct 6)

Cub Fan Jonathon Alter (Oct 6)

The Hoosier Hammerer, Chuck Klein (Oct 7)

All-Time Fav, Jose Cardenal (Oct 7)

Catfish Metkovich (Oct 8)

Peppy Pepitone (Oct 9)

Reindeer Killefer (Oct 10)

The Mad Russian Novikoff (Oct 12)

Pickles Dillhoefer (Oct 13)

Rube Waddell (Oct 13)

Oom Paul Derringer (Oct 17)

Jigger Statz (Oct 20)

Horrible GM: Wid Matthews (Oct 20)

General Lee (Oct 21)

Jimmy "The Beast" Foxx (Oct 22)

Cub Fans Groucho (Oct 2) and Gummo Marx (Oct 23)

Great Mustache Rafael Palmeiro (Oct 24)

Record setting pitcher Jim Brosnan (Oct 24)

The Flying Scott; Bobby Thomson (Oct 25)

Russ "Mad Monk" Meyer (Oct 25)

Great Mustache Steve Ontiveros (Oct 26)

Cub Fan Hillary Clinton (Oct 26)

Cub Fan Pat Sajak (Oct 26)

Hall of Fame bust Ralph Kiner (Oct 27)

Circus Solly Hofman (Oct 28)

Kettle Wirts (Oct 30)

The Crime Dog; Fred McGriff (Oct 31)

and finally...

Cub Fan Ronnie Woo Woo Wickers (Oct 31)

Pat Pieper

Tention. Attention Please. Get your pencils and scorecards ready as Just One Bad Century gives you the correct story of Pat Pieper.

It's today's Tale from a Bad Century.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The birth of Tommy Kaempfer

Tommy Kaempfer is 14 years old today.

Like his little brothers, my oldest boy Tommy was born on the radio.

The whole story of his birth is here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Father Knows Nothing

I just posted my latest Father Knows Nothing column at NWI Parent. It's called "Busted."

You can read it here.