Cubs Christmas Gifts
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah and so forth. The Angel Fan Wife was kind enough to get me a Ryne Sandberg jersey, plus some wonderful Marquette gear, so I guess I ended up on the nice list. I would love to hear what Cubs goodies some of you received.
As for the current Cubbies, here's what a few of them unwrapped.
Alfonso Soriano - Jugs Curveball Pitching Machine
Aramis Ramirez - "The Art of Cockfighting" (always good to brush up on the basics)
Jason Marquis - $100 Crate and Barrel gift card
Ryan Dempster - A.J. Burnett baseball card
Rich Harden - stack of hand towels (give it a sec)
Ted Lilly - Star Trek Holodeck to let him pitch in 2008 playoffs
Carlos Marmol - copy of K-rod's contract
Jeff Samardzija - a slider
Carlos Zambrano -a Livan Hernandez baseball card
Geovany Soto - Rick Wilkins' locker
Derrek Lee - 2005
Cubs Fans - a World Series Title (comes in gift card form and can only be redeemed in October, never expires but not accepted every season)
As always, feel free to fill the gaps for others associated with the Cubs.
Thanks guys! Pretty sure Bill Murray says thanks too.
Awesome job, Tim!
Outfielder Chris Young signs "multiyear" contract w BoSox.
Wow, Dombrowski is a buffoon
Not sure I understand the logic, especially for more than one year.
well, that's the past. we're left with the present. even though that past you're seeing is some weird black/white either/or where hybridization of ideas isn't allowed...nonetheless...
the present is ice skating, movies, concerts, beer gardens, hotels, office space and other wonderful baseball activities based around a young, successful baseball team.
All money making ventures, which would have been offset with a reasonable TV contract that previous ownership screwed up
Nah, I'll probably just contemplate how they should've done a Padres-style all-in plan.
of course not. maybe go ice skating and think about it a while. make advanced reservations at the hotel they're starting construction on. check new releases for possible entertainment from the movie screens they want installed. think about renting an office in the new office spaces. write a letter to the cubs requesting your favorite beer be added to the beer garden. lobby your favorite band to play the outdoor venue.
...and in between that maybe they can find $40-50m to invest in the product that all of this revolves around.
let's not get caught up on phrasing for a setup and lose the gist of the post. i don't care what one wants to call the playoff exit.
+they lost their playoff attempt
there. now we can focus on something other than not liking the tone of a line that's setting up a point.
I didn't like the entire post, if that helps.
Making the NLCS with a young team = "crapping out of the playoffs with a young team."
I'm guessing 3/30 and all the two foot long hot dogs you can eat didn't work
Yes! In a 12-way tie for first!