Cubs Trivia

I told you I'd break these out if something interesting came along. My calendar trivia question today was: "Which Cubs pitcher surrendered Lou Brock's 3,000th career hit, August 13th, 1979?" Please try to answer without a web search.

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I guess Dennis Lamp

DCF is right. I remember painting the bedroom of my apartment drinking beer and watching the game and it was Dennis Lamp. (more of the two latter than the painting by the way)

It was Dennis Lamp. His comment afterwards was "I should send my fingers to the Hall of Fame." Brock had slashed a single off Lamp's hand into left field.

crap, that was quick. Dennis Lamp it is...well done.

I was going to guess Glendon Rusch.

I'm gonna have to go with Dennis Lamp.

Did someone already guess Lamp?

What a bright guess.

Eastern Seaboard Programming Network dot com is doing its offseason wrapup series. Today's was Jayson Stark doing story of the offseason - the Cubs' spending spree.

It's a long and interesting article, here's one part I can't pass up posting, about the Lilly signing:

""I didn't find out until 20 minutes later that I had a problem, so it's not quite the heroic act it's been portrayed to be," Hendry laughed. "But on the nutball side of the story, what am I doing with the phone in my hand at a time like that, anyway?"

The answer: What else would he be doing? Jim Hendry spent the entire offseason with that phone surgically attached to his hand. Obviously."

Obviously?!?! HAHAHA! Obviously someone talked to Jim and obviously noticed some sort of pattern.

Here's the whole story:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove06/colu...

I was going to guess Bill Bonham.

Those who listened to the game (not on TV) remeber that Lamp was struck on the leg and missed six weeks.

dennis lamp, I think it was line drive of lamp's ass

Ernie Broglio would have been a really bitter response.

I was at that game.....my dad was a Cardinals fan....ugh.

That made for some happy fun on the way home....friggin' Brock.....

Dennis Lamp always seemed better pitching elsewhere...just like Mike Krukow, Willie Hernandez, Bill Caudill, Donnie Moore, and a cast of thousands in the late 70's early 80's

I once ironically won 4 nice box tickets to Busch Stadium by being the first caller on KMOX to answer that trivia question many moons ago.

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  • rizzo #32...ties career high.

    crunch 1 hour 6 sec ago view
  • The team, farm and scouting system were barren when they arrive.
    They punted two seasons, third season 73 wins which is what happened about 75% of the time in last 50 years

    jacos 1 hour 5 min ago view
  • OKAY! COOL!

    crunch 2 hours 36 min ago view
  • there was more than one way to get there

    Nope.

    Rob G. 2 hours 40 min ago view
  • supposedly jed "who?" hoyer, too

    crunch 2 hours 44 min ago view
  • same...i just happen to not like sitting through shit sandwich meals for multiple years. baseball is kinda boring when you're punting on 1st down for a slew of years in a row.

    i fully understand why it was done, but i didn't enjoy it. there was more than one way to get competitive and this was the chosen way.

    crunch 2 hours 45 min ago view
  • fwiw, apparently McLeod signed extension as well after he didn't get Twins gig.

    Rob G. 2 hours 45 min ago view
  • I am once again reminded why I am happy that Theo is running the organization.

    Rob Richardson 2 hours 50 min ago view
  • if not they can just intentionally tank the team for 3-4 years and rebuild.

    what?

    WHAT?!?

    hahaha...sigh.

    crunch 2 hours 53 min ago view
  • Hopefully after the Cubs complete their sevenpeat :)

    Rob Richardson 3 hours 4 min ago view
  • They're the best in the business and have been for 12 years running now. The only question is when they'll get bored of it.

    Rob G. 3 hours 8 min ago view
  • I was right here. I don't require my GM's to be perfect, but I would like them to understand what wins baseball games (IMO controlling the strike zone and creating/avoiding outs), and knowing where the organization is in the success cycle.

    Theo and company have made and will make plenty of mistakes, but they seem to understand those two items pretty well.

    Rob Richardson 3 hours 11 min ago view
  • Now we're all Theo-believers, where were you when he signed Edwin Jackson? Or how about trading away DJ Lemehaiu? And not signing Samardzija to an extension? Or not pursuing Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols? Or signing Lester? Or trading away Cashner, Dempster, Feldman, etc?...I think I'm losing the narrative here.

    So his deal runs through 2021? Which pretty much coincides when all these guys are due to hit free agency.

    Rob G. 3 hours 21 min ago view
  • Great news.

    "Terms of the deal were not disclosed."

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17662846/chicag...

    Rob Richardson 3 hours 48 min ago view
  • Theo inks five year extension

    PC tonite at PNC

    jacos 4 hours 10 min ago view
  • Not as a major factor, but could be a tie-breaker. But, yeah, on performance and experience, it's Coghlan.

    billybucks 4 hours 57 min ago view