Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tornado Town

Sorry I haven't posted since Tuesday. My town was hit by a tornado this week (on Tuesday), and though we're lucky not to have any major damage at our house, we don't have any power. I'm posting this from the library.

Thanks to all of you that inquired about me, and aw shucks, it's nice to see how many of you were worried. We're OK. Just in the dark.

Both metaphorically and literally.

I'll be back to blogging when the power returns. They say it could be a few more days.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I know it's only one game in the midst of a lost season, but let's face it, it's always sweet to beat the White Sox.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The JOBC Contest

Time for this week's JOBC Contest.

The first person that e-mails me the correct answer at will win a commemorative Greg Maddux 3000th strikeout scorecard and a t-shirt from the Just One Bad Century catalog.

Here's the question: On this day in 2003, the Cubs traded an infielder to the Rockies. That infielder would go on to become a key member of the 2004 Red Sox team that finally broke their long World Series curse. He hit 2 HRs against the Yankees in the ALCS, and then another in the World Series against the Cardinals. Name him.

UPDATE: We have a winner! Matt Brown was the first one to e-mail me with the correct answer. Mark Bellhorn was the ex-Cub that forever became a Red Sox hero during the 2004 playoffs.

We'll have another JOBC contest next Monday.

Ryan Dempster

Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster got roasted over the weekend...not by the Yankees, but by comedian Jeffrey Ross. (Full story is here)

I have to hand it to him, this line is pretty darn funny. "Ryan, I hope your phone is stuck on vibrate, because you're never going to have a ring."

Painful, but funny.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father Knows Nothing

I just posted my latest Father Knows Nothing column at NWI Parent. You can read it here.

Happy Father's Day to all the other fathers out there that also know nothing!