Friday, November 04, 2016
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Isn't that sweet? Love ya, Mom.
It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That's change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?— President Obama (@POTUS) November 3, 2016
We are the champions.....my friends.— Bill Murray (@BillMurray) November 3, 2016
Wait til the retirement party with a few million of your closest friends. https://t.co/4lusmeNCtE— Ron Smith (@oldiesmusic) November 3, 2016
Video: Bill Murray on Cubs winning World Series: 'I’ve been imagining this for a long time' https://t.co/eKeyMIPRdy— Jim Wiser (@JimWiser) November 3, 2016
Approval honking as a brigade of Cubs busses sizzle down the Kennedy...— Mark Grote (@markgrotesports) November 3, 2016
But then it really happened, and I couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate. At home, with my family.
Bridget and I celebrated with a shot for the man who turned me into a Cubs fan in 1968...Uncle Manny.
And then my phone absolutely exploded. I got incredibly emotional at the outreach from so many people I know or have known or never met, all saying they were thinking of me at that moment. That really touched me.
To tell you the truth, I'm getting a little emotional just telling the story right now.
If you want to see the video of how my family reacted during the closing seconds, check out my facebook page. Sean was rolling tape and didn't tell me. It's a pretty awesome video memory.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Bobby Skafish will be on Acid Flashback Radio today at 11 AM CT for two hours as they discuss his new book "We Have Company: Four Decades of Rock and Roll Encounters."
They'll play music from some of the sixty plus guests he's interviewed over the years and talk about some of his favorite moments. Airs again on Thursday Nov 3 at noon CT, and Friday at 3 CT.
Listen to it here.
He just happened to be walking by.
What a great story.
LATE UPDATE:Just got the word. Because of all the rain we got today, the field is unplayable. Soccer game is cancelled!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
He had been a featured part of the Eric and Kathy show for a few years, but now he's spreading his wings in Hollywood.
The Daily Herald today has a piece about Social Media Chris.
The Cubs have never lost a game in November, going all the way back to their founding in 1871.
Sure, they've never played one, but still...
LATE UPDATE: I stand corrected. From Carrie Muskat's blog: "Tuesday marks a franchise record for the Cubs’ latest game by date, regular season or postseason, but the team did play games in November before. According to historian Ed Hartig, on Nov. 1-15, 1888, just 128 years ago, the Cubs played exhibition games during a world baseball tour that included stops in Australia, Egypt, Italy, England and Ireland."
Mrs Clinton carries enough baggage to fill a Boeing 747. She is not trusted by the majority of voters. But she is manifestly more competent than Mr Trump whose braggadocio, divisiveness and meanness are on daily display. Despite her faults, Mrs Clinton is eminently qualified to be the first woman elected to the White House.
I keep thinking to myself...just imagine a President Trump. We would become the laughingstock of the world. I'm not going to criticize anyone who doesn't want Hillary. I totally get that. But the alternative is almost incomprehensively bad. He's not just mean and nasty. He doesn't just say completely unsubstantiated things and inflame hatred. I watched him give a speech yesterday. You know what he's going to replace Obamacare with? "Something really cool."
It's not just a huge audience. It's the right audience for advertisers.
Plus the old guys like me.
His people are turning on him, because he's turned on the ridiculous GOP nominee.
Veteran Chicago journalist Robert Herguth has returned to the Sun-Times as a part-time investigative reporter. Herguth, who most recently was director of investigations for the Better Government Association, previously worked for the Sun-Times as an assignment editor, assistant metro editor and reporter. He’ll now work three days a week with the paper’s Watchdogs unit. Herguth resigned from the BGA last June along with Robert Reed, who was director of programming, in a disagreement over changes in the organization’s structure and strategy. In September Reed joined the Chicago Tribune as a business columnist.
Here's a little known fact about Herguth. He used his time off work wisely. He has a book coming out via Eckhartz Press. Details will be announced within a week or two.