Friday, July 01, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
But we do know one Cub that is definitely going to the all-star game.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Amos & Andy was a Chicago institution. (I've previously written about the show for Just One Bad Century, if you're interested)
Check out this video. It's the original (white) radio Amos & Andy introducing the new (black) television cast. It might make you a little uncomfortable. Let's just say it certainly isn't 1951 anymore.
Monday, June 27, 2011
The first person that e-mails me the correct answer at firstname.lastname@example.org will win a commemorative Greg Maddux 3000th strikeout scorecard and a t-shirt from the Just One Bad Century catalog.
Here's the question, and I'll warn you it's a little obscure today: On this day in 1992, the Cubs acquired a gimpy-kneed slugger (a leftfielder) from the Los Angeles Dodgers. He only hit 4 homers for the Cubs the rest of that year and was released when the season was over. Name him.
UPDATE: We have a winner! Lydia Rypcinski knew that Kal Daniels was the slugger the Cubs acquired on this day in 1992. He was only 28 years old, and he had already hit 100 big league homers when the Cubs got him, but Kal was pretty much finished. After his stint with the Cubs he never played in the big leagues again.