Friday, April 26, 2019

Everycubever Launch Party

Yes, I will be in Orland Park tomorrow selling "everycubever", but I will also be throwing this party (below) in my neck of the woods on May 4...

Not a Lefty

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Rick Monday Saves the Flag

It happened on this day in 1976...

Pedro's Car

Just before last night's Cubs game, Pedro Strop's car was stolen. He was dealing with the police during the first few innings of the game.

Bleacher Nation has the details.


He did, too. He got the save last night.

Pacino explains acting

This is probably the best description I've heard of how to "act"


I tweet about once or twice a day to promote my writing or publishing projects. I just looked this morning and I've tweeted 5033 times. I've been on Twitter about ten years. If you do the math, that's about 500 tweets a year. Or about 1.3 times a day.

Sounds like a lot to me, but it's not even in the ballpark to be considered a heavy Twitter user.

According to this piece, 80% of tweets are done by 10% of Twitters users. The president, for instance, has tweeted 41,000 times and has been on Twitter about as long as I have. Former sportscaster (and radio talk show host) Bruce Wolf has tweeted 72,000 times. Local Chicago journalist Robert Loerzel (who is a great follow by the way) has tweeted 372,000 times.

Just explaining why your Twitter feed may be dominated by a few people. If it's dominated by me, you don't follow any heavy Twitter users.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


I agree with this call. The difference between Liverpool in the pre-Virgil years and the post-Virgil years is that they used to lose games because they gave up a lot of goals. They don't anymore. The offense is still great (I love Salah, Mane, and Fermino) but without Virgil they wouldn't be where they are now.

The most impeachable offense

Yes, he obstructed justice (at least five counts are provable in court).

Yes, he paid a porn star off just before the election to hide the news of his affair (a criminal offense--he is named as a co-conspirator in court).

Yes, he accepted and applauded help from Russia, even if "collusion" couldn't be proven. It's still anti-American and despicable.

Both the worst thing is that he still won't do anything about Russians attacking our political system, because he thinks it will help him.

Today's bombshell: Former Homeland Security Chief Nielson was told NOT to mention her concerns about Russians attacking us again in 2020 to the President.

Rick in Orland

This is where I will be on Saturday--signing and selling my newest book "everycubever" along with fellow Eckhartz Press authors Randy Richardson and Becky Sarwate Maxwell. My son Sean is coming along because of the sportscards on sale too. If you're in the neighborhood, swing by...

Chet's Last Days

This is Chet Coppock's last interview. He taped it with Rabbi Doug the week before he left on his trip to South Carolina...

Jim O'Donnell wrote about Chet's final days in the Daily Herald. This is the untold story of what happened to Chet in South Carolina, and the story of his passing.

Robert Feder has the details about Chet's memorial service...

A public memorial service for Chet Coppock will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 North Orchard Street in Chicago. The famed sportscaster and self-styled “Godfather of Sports Talk Radio” died April 17 in Savannah, Georgia — 11 days after he was injured in a car accident in Okatie, South Carolina. Coppock would have turned 71 on April 30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Gym Couples

I laughed out loud...

Is the tide turning?

Today a former member of Trump's transition team calls for impeachment hearings.

What will tomorrow bring?

Ray Starr

My book "everycubever" is available for pre-order now ( It features mini-bios of every Cub who ever played for the team, including today's birthday boy...

~Ray Starr 1906–1963 (Cubs 1945)
Ray Starr earned the nickname Iron Man by pitching both ends of more than 40 minor league doubleheaders during his 20-year career. One of his memorable quirks? Each season he pitched fastballs and curves for two hours on the first day of spring training. (Modern Day pitching coaches faint at the mention of this ritual). As a wartime pitcher with the Reds, Starr won 15 games in 1942, and made the All-Star team. But that was really his only good year. The Cubs picked him up from the Pirates during their pennant winning 1945 season, but Iron Man didn’t exactly pitch well. His ERA was 7.42. Starr gave up 17 hits and 7 walks in just 13 innings with the pennant winning Cubs. He retired after the 1945 season.


This Weekend in Orland Park

Your first chance to get "Everycubever" in the flesh. I'll be signing copies at the Orland Park Civic Center (come on out south side Cub fans--I know you are out there) on Saturday from around 10am until 1pm or so.

They wrote an unbelievably nice piece about me in the Orland Park Patch. You can read it here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Stephen Colbert on the Mueller Report

John Oliver on the Mueller Report

The Truth About the Mueller Report

President Trump and his Attorney General have been saying a lot of things about the Mueller Report. Most/many of those things are untrue.

The non-partisan Associated Press has fact checked them.

The AP doesn't engage in opinion or activist journalism. They are Jack Webb in Dragnet. Just the facts, ma'am. According to them, Trump and Barr are misleading and outright lying to the American people.

Minutia Men, Episode 131

EP131: Rick and Dave present an all-interview show, featuring discussions about minutia with celebrity guests (actors, musicians, athletes, billionaires, and newsmakers). You’ll hear questions that you’ve never heard asked, and celebrities you’ve never heard interviewed. Some incredibly memorable and funny stories.

Listen to it here.

Full House

We had a full house for Easter yesterday. I really enjoyed seeing everyone. These are just the kids who were here...