Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chicago Radio Spotlight: Eddie Webb

This week I talk to the former Loop rock jock, current host of VH1 Classic Rock Nights, all around nice guy Eddie Webb.

You can read it here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

When you're a Cubs fan... really shouldn't read the obituary pages.

Ethel, 96, life long Cubs fan.

She was born the year they built Wrigley Field, and she never saw a champion. Give an old Cubs fan a hug today.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Colbert's Special Report

He's off this week, but posted this on his site...

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
On Topic: Colbert Case Files - Papa Bear
Colbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionMarch to Keep Fear Alive

Lynyrd Skynyrd

On this day in 1977, a plane crash in Mississippi took the lives of Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zandt and guitarist Steve Gaines. Here they are in concert just a few months earlier--in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Both men are featured prominently....

Frank Chance

With all the talk today about the new Cubs manager, let's take a moment to remember another important day in Cubs managerial history.

Exactly 100 years ago today a Cubs manager made history.

His name was Frank Chance, and in Game 3 of the 1910 World Series between the Cubs and the Philadelphia Athletics he became the very first manager in World Series history to be ejected from the game.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quade over Ryno

It looks like the Cubs did it. They bypassed Ryno as manager and hired Mike Quade.

Part of me feels queasy because Ryno did everything they asked of him. You won't find many Hall of Famers willing to work their way up from the very bottom of the minor leagues like he did. He proved he could manage too--he had success at every level. It seemed like it was his turn, and I don't blame him at all for being upset.

But part of me is relieved, because this Cubs team is going to suck next year, and I really wouldn't feel right booing Ryno.

OK, Quade. Let's do Prospect High School proud now.

Gimme Dat Ding

When my mom's basement flooded a few summers ago, nearly all of my 45 RPM records died in the flood. Only ten or fifteen remain, and one of them is this song from the summer of 1970. I couldn't believe I also found it on YouTube. When you listen, please try to remember that I was only seven years old when I bought the record...

15 years ago

It's hard to believe it was 15 years ago.

Happy birthday, Tommy.

Monday, October 18, 2010

100 years ago

The Cubs were playing in the World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics...

It was the last World Series for the Tinker/Evers/Chance Cubs.

Parachuting into Ann Arbor

I'm certainly not a Michigan fan, but this has to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Father Knows Nothing

I just posted my latest Father Knows Nothing column at NWI Parent. This one is called "Third Generation," and it's about my son Sean's foray into the world of travel soccer.

You can read it here.