What was Larry Rothschild thinking?

He just wanted to be closer to his family.
That's all. 

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Who were the last two college football teams to play at Wrigley?

(hint neither have football programs anymore)
(one last hint Midwest teams)

St. Louis University and Depaul in 1938.

ding

actually it was depauw vs st lewis

A DePauw shout on TCR? Now we're talkin....

Go Greencastle!

Monon bell'd

For those who were wondering, DePaul eliminated it's football program in 1939.

San Francisco State Vs. Father Flanagan's Boys Town. I cried when Spencer Tracey used the orphans to make a step stool and walk right over the goal line. Even Bill Cartwright couldn't stop him.

that was great Tim

man...b.harper hustles on everything. popup to shallow RF...he's 1/2 way to 2nd on an easy out.

now if he could quit taking every moment, AB, and pitch of the game personally.

...and if soriano could watch and learn...

AFL championship game on MLBN btw.

Hilarious. What I love about these by Tim is how well they capture Cub-dom (Cub-dumb?).

Bravo.

What I learned watching the opening announcers for the NU Ill game today.

You have your Sheffield (Avenue) and your Wavefield (Avenue)....

Jim Leyritz murders someone and the fix is in...on a Saturday, of course.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101120/ap_on_sp_...

"Testimony was inconclusive on whether Leyritz ran a red light on Dec. 28, 2007, when he collided with a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch, who died.

Defense experts testified that Leyritz may have been below Florida's 0.08 percent blood-alcohol level when the crash occurred, even though it was 0.14 percent three hours later."

Donte Stallworth approves.

Fuck Florida. This is disgusting.

Born in Chicago, raised in NJ...the pizza is way better in NJ/NY...just sayin'...

Where were you living when they seared off your taste buds?

lol

hey, some people like their pizza without 20lbs. of sauce and cheese between the crust and toppings...heh.

But why?

i dunno...i blame obama and pelosi and richard nixon and kanye west and willie horton and free masons.

don't forget about the KGC crunch...

Chicago makes more than just deep dish. Lots of great places with thin crust here.

Plus all the other wonderful Chicago traditions, like Italian beef sandwiches, and Chicago style hot dogs.

and the Best Gyros in the world.

I read this blog almost daily but seldom comment, your baseball insight is far beyond me. However, when we start talking pizza, I have to put in my two cents. I spent several years as a touring musician and have had slices of pizza throughout the US and Europe (note in Germany, the word that looks like pepperoni is not pepperoni, it is pepperchini peppers). NY/NJ, hands down, have the best slices of pizza plus you can get served and on your way in less than 30 minutes. My Chicago pizza attempts have ended in debacles. I'm sure there are some great local spots, but the locals we asked did not apparently send us to them. However, Chicago does have the best after gig, go out on the town because there are certain cheap dive bars that don't close until god only remembers what hours.

BTW, thanks for all the great Cubs discussions and information this site provides. Whenever I have Cubs discussions with my friends that are casual fans, I appear to be a genius armed with the insight you all have provided. Thanks.

Cubs, Red Sox, Nats, O's and White Sox

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/...

That actually says teams that have shown interest in the past... I guess if Howard is a $25 million player, then Gonzalez must be... but that seems a little much for what he brings.

What's with the odd formatting in the comments? Some of the later ones are appearing before the earlier ones (even if they aren't in response to any other comment). The order is all messed up.

The site is possessed. Same thing happened on halloween

"Talks between the A's and Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma have broken off, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle."

...and the A's ruin that for everyone, including Iwakuma.

they knew they didn't need a SP that badly or wanted to spend the money...though Iwakuma is supposedly demanding 15+m a year...which is stupid.

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  • The hot start was nice, but it won't always come easy. It's nice to see them have to work for it every once in a while.

    Ryno 55 min 41 sec ago view
  • Hey, AZ, are you as high on DJ Wilson as your pal John Arguello is?

    Old and Blue 1 hour 13 min ago view
  • Phil, I just wanted to say thank you for diligently tracking the Cubs prospects in extended spring training and sharing your knowledge with us. It's remarkable how you're able to keep box scores for multiple games at once. I, and I'm sure others here, appreciate the data and insight you provide for us.

    K Dub 4 hours 6 min ago view
  • Thanks PHIL.

    Boy, that is a nifty K:BB ratio Hudson has going at almost 4:1!

    I hope he continues improving.

    The E-Man 10 hours 4 min ago view
  • And of course the Bucs won again playing AZ (not PHIL). They dont seem to have a problem yet with the bottom feeders.

    They picked up 3 games this last week.

    I'm looking forward to them coming to the Chi.

    The E-Man 10 hours 32 min ago view
  • Don't mess with the SI jinx. Since the Javy/Cubs cover came out, he is 2-for-20 with no walks.

    billybucks 10 hours 42 min ago view
  • BRADSBEARD: If all three are assigned to Eugene, the Cubs can play Galindo, Paredes, and Paniagua at the same time by moving Paredes between SS-3B-DH, Galindo between 3B-1B-DH, and Paniagua between 1B-LF-DH. 

    The Cubs like to have their players (including their minor leaguers) learn to play more than one position even if they eventually are projected to settle at one spot, and I suspect that will be reflected at Eugene, with just about everybody who will be assigned there able to play at least two positions. 

    Arizona Phil 11 hours 3 min ago view
  • Thanks - at least the scorer was consistent

    Eric S 11 hours 17 min ago view
  • I don't think the error call was completely out of the blue but the ball took a very bad hop and would have taken a very good play to get it. Same with one of the Stella throws where I think it could have easily been ruled a hit. Neither were cut and dry calls though imo.

    johann 11 hours 45 min ago view
  • chased a high fastball...

    I think his BABIP during his run has been around .950

    Rob G. 12 hours 2 min ago view
  • Great stuff CubbyBlue!!! I think it inspired today's six spot as well.

    Eric S 12 hours 5 min ago view
  • That's all fine and good, but I think it's short-changing the Arrieta-like affect of his beard

    Eric S 12 hours 9 min ago view
  • Was the error scored on Zobrist's third ab ruled correctly? Ron was saying that it was a pretty tough chance for the fielder

    Eric S 12 hours 18 min ago view
  • Did anybody see that Zobrist strikeout?

    That was extremely disappointing.

    Old and Blue 13 hours 54 min ago view
  • Strangest win of the year, and one of the sweetest. Twice I thought it was easily in the bag, then after the first 2 hitters in the 9th I thought all was lost. Big game for Grimm, Strop & Rondon. But, man, those Cards can hit for power.

    billybucks 14 hours 29 min ago view
  • Very satisfying, gut-check win today. The beers on the trip back to Chicago are going to taste fantastic.

    Eric S 14 hours 46 min ago view