Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lou Boudreau

From Bob Dearborn's The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac this morning. It's hard to believe he's been gone ten years already...

August 10, 2001…Chicago Cubs broadcaster/Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau died of cardiac arrest at 84.

I've written about and featured Lou on Just One Bad Century many times over the last four years. If you'd like to read more about Lou and hear some of his classic moments, click here.

Charley Root

‎70 years ago today the Cubs paid tribute to their winningest pitcher of all-time, Charley Root. Charlie was given a station wagon, a desk clock, a casting rod, $50 in gas coupons, and a live pig.

We're going camping?

I just posted weekly Suburban Dad contribution to City Mom's blog at ChicagoNow.

This week I explain the origin of my camping career.

You can read it here.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Don't Go Breakin' My Heart

#1 song in the country 35 years ago today. I still like this one...

Monday, August 08, 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. This week in 2005 the Cubs traded a relief pitcher that was once injured on a LaZy Boy chair. Name that pitcher.

UPDATE: William Mucci was the first one to e-mail me the name of the pitcher that was injured on his Lazy Boy chair. It was Mike Remlinger, who by the way, also was the proud owner of Sammy Sosa's corked bat (which he kept from that day). This week in 2005 the Cubs traded Remlinger to the Boston Red Sox for a minor league pitcher that never made it to the big leagues (Olivio Astacio)

To read about some other embarrassing Cubs injuries, click here.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Father Knows Nothing

My latest Father Knows Nothing column has been posted. This week I try to put into words what attending the Paul McCartney concert with my son meant to me.

You can read it here.