Tasty Names Redux

Huh, I had forgotten about This Entry from last Thanksgiving, the All-Food team. For your consuming pleasure, here it is, again, with a few updates. The only eligiblity requirements for the team are that the player: A. has a food-related name B. at some point played for the Cubs C. has a food-related name that is so delicious, and plays a position where the Cubs don't have a home-grown alternative, thus requiring an imaginary trade so that we can complete our roster. There isn't much pitching or infield depth to this team, but you've got to love the outfield...
C - Pickles Dillhoefer 1B - Catfish Metkovich 2B - Rabbit Warstler SS - Rabbit Maranville 3B - Pie Traynor (Acquired by Cubs from the Pittsburgh Pirates) LF - Peanuts Lowrey CF - Turkey Stearns (Acquired by Cubs from the Kansas City Monarchs) RF - Goose Goslin (Acquired by Cubs from the Washington Senators) SP - Steve Trout SP - Noodles Hahn (Acquired by Cubs from the Cincinnati Reds) SP - Doug Bird RP - Goose Gossage RP - Sweetbreads Bailey RP - Ducky Swan (Acquired by Cubs from the Federal League's Kansas City Packers) RP - Herb Brett (thanks to KJK) Backup Corner OF Candy Maldonado Ginger Beaumont (thanks to KJK) Backup MI Bobby Sturgeon (Another KJK discovery) Backup Catchers Damon Berryhill Peaches Graham Porky Pawelek Del Rice Manager - Herman Franks Third Base Coach - Cookie Rojas
And this is all before factoring in Felix Pie and Rocky Cherry, or potential trades for Tim Salmon and Jim Rice, or creative liberties like manager Jim French Frey, Hank Sauer Kraut, or Jeff Pico de Gallo. Several of these names were produced from comments last year, anything new to add?

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You can also add to the coaching staff, ex manager in the 60's Cookie Lavagetto or however you spell it.

Didn't manage the Cubs, but we could always sign him to the coaching staff, sure. Two cookies. mmmmm.....

ryne sandburger? no, no. how about a dusty bakery? no, thats dumb. too bad "donuts" isnt really part of rusch's name...

Points for the effort, Matt. Baseball-reference.com is the place to go to hunt for these sorts of things.....

And a Rocky Cherry on top

I'm really not sure if I ever would want to eat a rocky cherry..... But yes, with Cherry Pie we have a GREAT farm team.

don't forget your herbs and spices! Herb Brett Pitcher 1924-1925 Ginger Beaumont Outfielder 1910

ohhhh nice, will add.

looking through the all time cubs roster, there are numerous Cooks, Bakers, Brewers, etc. that make Thanksgiving what it is!

wow, I'd never seen that before, awesome.... that'll be fun to work through...

The all Z team: 1B: Julio Zuleta 2B - Rollie Zeider 3B - Todd Zeile SS - Heinie Zimmerman (moved from Third) OF - Eduardo Zambrano OF - Dutch Zwilling OF - Don Zimmer (moved from Third) P - Zip Zabel P - Geoff Zahn P - Carlos Zambrano P - Oscar Zamora P - George Zettlein P - Bob Zick

Wow! Larry French and Lonnie Frey were both Cubs in 1937! (Slow day at work)

should be a busy day working from home, but haven't gotten out of PJs yet.

A few more... Ox Miller Pitcher 1947 Mike O'Berry Catcher 1980 Ruben Quevedo Pitcher 2000 Len Rice Catcher 1945 Hal Rice Outfielder 195 Bobby Sturgeon Shortstop 1940-1947

I found the Rices, but totally missed the boat on Ruben... Technically, the spelling is Rueben (hey, I'm from Omaha, we fight with NYC about who invented the sandwich.....) Bobby Sturgeon, awesome....

Ah rueben ... The list hardly comprehensive. I skipped all the Franks and that guy Shad Something. And since this is America, I didn't put in all the exotic foods like Kitty Something and the Fox(x)es. I'm enjoying that History Section of Cubs.com. Just found it today. Some good stuff in there. I hope someday to find a clip of Dave Kingman getting fooled, swinging off balance with one hand, breaking his bat (I think) and still putting it in the center field bleachers. Anyone else remember that?

holy moly a kjk sighting !! next thing you know matt huber will be back and hollering (rightly) for brian roberts. => was "mousse" skowron ever a cub? shoulda, coulda, woulda.....

howdy, DC!

Moose (Mousse, nice) will be on the All Animal team....

... Technically, the spelling is Rueben (hey, I'm from Omaha, we fight with NYC about who invented the sandwich.....) At least no one will argue with you about who came up with the Runza!

Moose (Mousse, nice) will be on the All Animal team.... having gone through the entire database this morning, i'd say this is entirely doable. things get shaky if we try to do that All Body Parts team. this being a family site, mr. tidrow and a hundred other Cubs would probably not be welcome with Bill Hands and Barry Foote...

Gawwwwwdddddd.....Runza gives me really bad gas. How about Larry....stay with me....Bittner??? Play on the name: Bitter Vintner Biter (Southern Iowa vernacular for beer, or Mini-Me depending on your perspective) Wed afternoon is so slow before Turkey Day. Joey

It surprises me how well-known the Runza is. I've never been a big fast food guy, but always liked Runzas, and the fries they serve. I challenge someone to do the all Body Part team, without using more than Two Dicks.

Dick Pole and a million Johnsons.

Mmmmmm.....Runzas.

have no idea what a runza is...could it be as good as venison sausage?? (sorry i led a sheltered life)

Dick Pole and a million Johnsons Sounds like the name of a punk band.

Slighty OT, but Steve's comment reminds me of one of my favorite signs at a football game. It was at the HHH Dome and the Vikings QB Warren Moon was injured and Brad Johnson was replacing him. Sign said "If you liked our Moon, you'll love our Johnson."

If I were to make a all body parts team it would be impossible with only listing two Dicks. But I did find pitcher Bill Hands, catcher Barry Foote, and pitcher Seth Moorehead. Then you got Kerry Wood and Todd Dunwoody. I have wasted a lot of precious time today.

LOL

How could we forget these guys? Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown Pitcher 1904-1912 Dave Beard Pitcher 1985 Rod Beck Pitcher 1998-1999 Footsie Blair Second Base 1929-1931 Guy Bush Pitcher 1923-1934 Doc Curley Second Base 1899

thanks for the link trans. if we give z the nickname of "two-run", he could join the all food team: two-RUN ZAmbrano. tick, tock, tick, tock...only 30 more minutes until the starting gun goes off. praise the lord and pass the ammunition !!

Back to baseball, Angels and Gary Matthews agree to 5 year, $50 million deal.

I could have also included Antonio "Six Fingers, Six Toes" Alfonseca.

Well, hopefully Donnie Veal will make it up to the majors soon so we can get some pitching depth. And if we got really desperate for another pitcher we could let Milt Pap(p)as onto the team. Then, if we had Chip Caray announcing the game we'd have a bilingual compliment to French and Frey. Ok, Iím reaching a bit there.

How 'bout Roe Skidmore? Not sure what position he played. Looks like he only played in one game and only pinch hit in that one. He retired with the major league record for highest batting average and OBP though.

Moose Skowron for the All Animal Team! How about adding Bull Durham to that one?

For the food team, my all time favorite Cub: George "The Baron" Mitterwald. You see, there's a sandwich called The Baron...... Never mind. Joey

Roe Skidmore was an Illinois native from Decatur and attended Milliken U in Decatur.

Do you know what position he played at Milliken?

The result may be Grimm, but I'll take a Chance with Johnny Kling peaches.

Adam Dunn?

Never a Cub, but Jimmy Gobble merits a mention today.

"Orange" Murton should be considered.

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  • Cubster 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Lefty Matz to Cardinals. 4/44. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 1 hour ago (view)

    With the CBA expiring on December 1st, MLB owners and the MLBPA have jointly agreed to move the contract tender date up from Thursday December 2nd to Tuesday November 30th (that's a week from today). 

    Then (presumably) the lock-out will start the next day (Wednesday). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Not that TJS is ever necessarily a good thing, but taking a year off from catching could give Miguel Amaya a chance to work on his hitting.

    His glove & arm were probably a year ahead of his bat coming into 2021, so once he gets going again hopefully he will be able to spend a significant part of his rehab working in the cages. 

    Also, although he won't be able to throw for a while, he should be able to work on his receiving during the summer, once he is cleared to resume non-throwing baseball activities.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    CUBSTER: Unless you consider Erick Castillo and Tyler Payne as legit contenders to be the Cubs back-up catcher in 2022, the Cubs have no catcher who is projected to eventually play in MLB anywhere near MLB ready.

     

  • Cubster 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    With Amaya's 2022 year as a catcher essentially an non-factor and Robinson Chirinos and Austin Romaine again free agents, It looks like any rumors of moving Willson Contreras will go quiet. At least Chirinos could hit (for a backup catcher). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have released LHP Chris Allen, 1B Shendrik Apostel, INF Matt Burch, INF Widimer Joaquin, RHP Garrett Kelly, RHP Marco Prieto,  RHP Jorge Remon, RHP Dawel Rodriguez, and OF Vance Vizcaino, so the off-season Cubs Minor League Domestic Reserve List is now at 169 (21 slots are open).  

    Six of the nine players who were released (Allen, Apostel, Joaquin, Kelly, Remon, and Vizcaino) were Rule 5 Draft-eligible, and all six had been left off the Iowa Reserve List when rosters were filed last Friday. 

     

  • Cubster 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    sorry, posted in other thread.

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 5 hours ago (view)

    Also, Justin Steele gets a 4th minor league option in 2022 (must be used in 2022). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    W-RAT: Of all the TJS rehab types, a catcher TJS rehab is probably most similar to a pitcher's because of the laser pinpoint rifle throws a catcher needs to make to 2nd base.

    So I would expect Amaya will be able to DH by mid-season (hitting shouldn't be a problem by then), and then (hopefully) be able to throw normally in games (as a catcher) at post-season Instructs and then maybe in the AFL, with 2023 Spring Training being when he should be 100%. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    TIM: Yes, except a position player only gets a maximum of 20 days on a minor league injury rehab assignment, so the 30 extra days allowed for a position player rehabbing from TJS would mean a maximum of 50 days, whereas it would be a maximum of 60 days for a pitcher (the original 30 days that pitchers get plus the additional 30 days in the form of three 10-day increments). And this also only applies to players on an MLB IL. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    DSJ: Exactly. Even though he was just acquired in a trade, the Cubs still might opt to non-tender Ramirez on 12/2, that is, as long as he goes along with the plan. I doubt that the Cubs would non-tender him if he declines (in advance) to sign a 2022 minor league contract.  

     

  • crunch 3 days 8 hours ago (view)

    well...that's one hell of a forearm strain.

     

  • tim815 3 days 9 hours ago (view)

    Arizona Phil. Would Amaya, as a catcher, be eligible for the TJS exemption?

     

  • crunch 3 days 10 hours ago (view)

    w.franco (rays) extend 11y/185m

    not bad for a guy with 1/10th of a season service time.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 3 days 10 hours ago (view)

    Miguel Amaya to have Tommy John surgery. Will likely miss most of next season. (I speculate that he could maybe DH a bit in the second half and throw towards August.)

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 15 hours ago (view)

    When you add in the arb-eligibility, that's gotta make Ramirez a real contender for Hermosillo's "non-tender poster boy" title