Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Just One Bad Century--3/4

Today's Cubs Birthdays include guys nicknamed Big Clyde, Long Jim, and Red.

The A/V Club has video from the 1945 World Series. Big Clyde got one at bat in that series.

This month in Wrigley History has also been posted. Read about what color the Wrigley Marquee was before 1960, the earthquake that rocked Wrigley West in 1933, and the day they unveiled Ernie's statue. (Complete with video)

In today's Cubs News, Javier Baez answers questions from the fans, the Cubs win their first game of the spring (thanks to Javier Baez), and good news on the injury front, Castro and Arietta appear ready to go.

And finally, here’s another bonus Ernie tidbit. On this day in 1955, the Cubs were conducting their spring training in Mesa Arizona. Ernie was cornered by Cubs radio announcer Bert Wilson. You can hear how nervous the youngster is in the spotlight this early in his career. (Listen to that here)