Cubs Trivia

Which of the following Hall of Famers never played for the Cubs: Richie Ashburn, Al Simmons, Rabbit Maranville, Ralph Kiner?


Waskily Wabbit?



anyone want to guess Simmons?

I'll give it a few hours.


Gene Simmons never played for the Cubs. But he may have slept with Cindy Sandberg.

I wish my parents named me after a tiny woodland creature.

Who hasn't? I think even Richard Simmons got a turn.

alright, I'll give it 45 minutes.

Al Simmons.

I guessed Kiner.

Damn it, I flipped a coin between Simmons and Rabbit

Curt Simmons played for the Cubs, early 60's

The Cindy Sandberg "clue" game.

Tuffy Rhodes
At sluggers
ON the Pool table
Wearing the corn-cob dress

Larry Bowa
On the EL Train
Wearing a sexy blue dress...

or was that Tom Cruise and Rebecca DeMornay?

something I didn't expect to read...

MLB revenue approaching the NFL's.

Al SImmons
at Shibe Park
in the white sun dress

Do you think Tuffy could fit in the corn cob dress?

Cindy, Connie Mack
and a chick named Connie
on a tramp steamer in the Atlantic

detailed explanation of the resodding and drainage project


The Padres released 2B Marcus Giles today. His star has certainly fallen a long way over the last couple of years.

And the Reds may have set a record, losing three players off waivers in one day (LHP Phil Dumatrait to PIT and LHP Mike Gosling and INF Pedro Lopez to TOR).

RHP Lincoln Holdzkom is back with the Mesa Solar Sox, except this time he's there representing the Boston Red Sox.

Holdzkom was one of two pitchers the Cubs got from FLA for Todd Wellemeyer a couple of years ago (the other one--LHP Zach McCormack--was returned to the Marlins as "damaged goods" midway through the 2006 season and was replaced by 1B-OF Jim Adduci).

Holdzkom threw the ball really well in the AFL last year, and got selected by the Houston Astros in the Rule 5 Draft after the Cubs failed to add him to their 40-man roster.

But he was unable to crack the Astros 2007 25-man roster, and was returned to the Cubs (actually Iowa) per MLB Rule 6.

Holdzkom was inexplicably released by the Cubs at the end of ST (why did they spend $25K to take him and his major league contract back just to release him?), after-which he signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, spending most of 2007 at AA before a promotion to AAA Pawtucket.

Holdzkom was eligible to be a six-year minor league FA after the 2007 season, but apparently re-upped with the BoSox in return for getting a slot in the AFL and probably an NRI to Red Sox ST in 2008.

He still throws gas, BTW. And he's only 25. Maybe he'll get selected in the Rule 5 Draft again.

Rob---Good trick question. Ol' Bucketfoot did play for Chicago for three seasons. Trouble is, it was the White Sox.

AZ Phil:
"The Padres released 2B Marcus Giles today. His star has certainly fallen a long way over the last couple of years."

No surprise here. He has been declining for a few years now. I would be surprised if he is even in the bigs next year. Rob, you still drooling over him?

yeah I was wrong on Marcus Giles...

How did Zito, Schmidt or Durham turn out manny?

something went wrong the minute Schmidt agreed to that contract, I forget what he signed for though.

Rob G.:
"How did Zito, Schmidt or Durham turn out manny?"

Not too good for the money spent by their teams that's for sure, but I don't recall drooling over them.

drooling, saying the Cubs should sign them, it's just a matter of word usage, same EXACT ideas behind them.

so you were wrong, I was wrong, life goes on....

but try to satiate your superior complex somewhere else...

Rob G.:
"drooling, saying the Cubs should sign them, it’s just a matter of word usage, same EXACT ideas behind them."

The same? Really? Ok, whatever makes you feel better...:)

And I don't recall saying we should have signed Schmidt, Durham or Zito for the kind of money they signed for. I would have taken Schmidt or Zito though if it was the right deal. I don't recall having much interest in Durham.

But, whatever makes you feel better Rob, go right ahead...

this is why nobody like you, manny

"this is why nobody like you, manny"

Wow, back in 5th grade again!

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    Dusty Baylor 19 min ago view
  • You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!

    Jackstraw 3 hours 3 min ago view
  • Its too bad Warren didnt get to pitch. He would have saved us.

    The E-Man 3 hours 20 min ago view
  • Whoa -- that Contreras play in the 8th looked too much like a "Schwarber" -- nearly crashed into the wall going full speed, with Heyward doing the same.

    New rule: if you are a catcher playing LF, and find yourself sprinting after a fly ball in the gap -- stop, let the CF go after it and get ready to play it off the wall.

    billybucks 3 hours 31 min ago view
  • Cubs have no spark and no life. Pretty boring to watch these days.

    billybucks 5 hours 4 min ago view
  • I thought trips to Miami were supposed to be fun. This one sucked.

    The bottom half of the bullpen now turns close games into blowout losses. Not good.

    Once Fowler went to the DL, the team went into the tank. Wonder if he'll get any love this offseason? Probably not.

    billybucks 5 hours 8 min ago view
  • 6IP, 2ER. The last one scored because of another botched Zobrist DP turn.

    And now, a bad throw by KB. Sloppy.

    billybucks 5 hours 50 min ago view
  • What is it with Hammel always starting well and sucking after a couple months?

    The E-Man 7 hours 24 min ago view
  • Ahhh...sad. Lke a few of you here, I saw him play during the '69-'71 seasons. He was the "hot Zobrist" for the club in August/September of '69 while everyone else was fizzling out...

    The E-Man 8 hours 3 min ago view
  • I predict: "They will play hard and if they give the same effort every day, they'll win a lot of games."

    The E-Man 8 hours 7 min ago view
  • OK, boys -- find a way to win today.

    billybucks 9 hours 29 sec ago view
  • There's some BA is missing too, here's all signing bonus BA doesn't have some:

    -6 Hockin $241,000 (slot price), 7 Cruz $75,000 (saved $110,00), 8 Ridlings $120,000 (saved $53,800), 9 Robinson $30,000 (saved $132,300), so far the Cubs have saved an extra $297,100

    cubbies.4ever 10 hours 51 min ago view
  • per Muscat...
    Zobrist (2B), Hayward (CF), Bryant (3B), Rizzo, Contreras (LF), Montero, Russell, Coghlan (RF), Hammel

    Cubster 10 hours 59 min ago view
  • Also -- despite losing 6 of their last 10, the Cubs picked up a game on both STL and PIT during that period. Weird, given that they swept PIT and were swept by STL.

    billybucks 10 hours 59 min ago view
  • Also, I'd like to know if there are numbers to back up my suspicion that there are a lot more fast starts than late June romps. This seems like a time where everybody not named Willson Contreras is looking a little tired and/or banged up a bit.

    For once, the Cubs got off to a fast start. Seems like I've been waiting for that for 50 years.Everybody is really gunning for this team, too. It's their playoffs.

    Old and Blue 12 hours 24 min ago view
  • He reminds me of a little of a young guy currently on the Cubs' DL, who is also tank-like in appearance.

    Old and Blue 12 hours 40 min ago view