Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sights & Sounds

Friday is Sights & Sounds day at Just One Bad Century, and this week we've got some classic Harry Caray audio and video.

Check it out here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Weeghman Park

This is a great piece about the opening of the shrine on the north side of Chicago. It opened on April 23, 1914, and the Cubs weren't the home team.

Although there were plenty of Cubs on hand.

(Photo: Weeghman under construction)

A commercial that makes me cringe

I only met Chris Farley a handful of times, and don't claim to have been his friend, but David Spade was supposedly one of Farley's best friends. Every time I see this commercial I think: "Dude, how could you do this to a dead friend?"

What in the world was he thinking?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ricketts takes over


Tom Ricketts is now officially the owner of the Cubs. He took control yesterday.

He will introduce himself to Chicago on Friday (an off day during the World Series).

Halloween Costume ideas...

...for slightly effeminate boys, courtesy of the Onion.

Mean Dallas Green

He knew talent, but his personality left a lot to be desired.

This week's Tale from a Bad Century is my personal favorite Dallas Green story: The heartless firing of pitching coach Billy Connors.

Read it here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Joke for a Monday morning

Contributed by "AH"

Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily News Newspaper in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day. The next morning the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, fellows. I have some bad news. The mule died last night."

Curtis & Leroy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back."

The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule."

The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?"

Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off."

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"

Leroy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"

A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked, "What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"

They said,"We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."

Leroy said,"Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898."

The farmer said,"My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"

Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."

Curtis and Leroy now work for the government. They're overseeing the Bailout Program.

Anne Frank

The Anne Frank Museum has uploaded the only known video of Anne Frank. You can watch it below. It's just a short glimpse of her looking out the window, but it is a bit haunting...

The last out of the ALCS...

...was made by an ex-Cub. He struck out.

This is what Gary Matthews Jr. looked like in a Cubs uniform. Just for the record, he struck out plenty for the Cubs too.

As for the World Series, both the Phillies and the Yankees have ex-Cubs, but remember that the Phillies had three last year, which officially put to rest the Ex-Cub factor.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Father Knows Nothing

I just posted my latest Father Knows Nothing column at NWI Parent. This one is called "Fight Club" and it's about my middle son Johnny.

You can read it here.