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.

Chad: 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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  • Cubster 4 hours 43 min ago (view)

    per Tribune: Kimbrel's OK, just working on his changeup (formerly his fastball).


  • Arizona Phil 17 hours 3 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have released RHRP (and their erstwhile closer) Brandon Morrow. There is no indication that they plan to re-sign him to another (different) 2020 minor league contract without the Article XX-B $100K retention bonus provision (as happened with Jason Kipnis last week).  


  • crunch 20 hours 30 min ago (view)

    rizzo takes another day off (lower back).  ross says the club is "exercising caution."

    klye ryan is expected to join the team tomorrow after some mysterious holdup.


  • Ryno 21 hours 7 min ago (view)

    Has anyone seen Darvish's pitch "The Supreme"?  Isn't it just a sinker?


  • Ryno 21 hours 15 min ago (view)

    In other words:  This lineup sucks.


  • Arizona Phil 21 hours 32 min ago (view)

    Jason Kipnis was released on June 29th and then he was re-signed to a new (different) 2020 minor league contract that does not require a $100K retention bonus if he is not added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 2020 MLB Opening Day (7/23).  

    Brandon Morrow remains on his original 2020 minor league contract which pays him a $100K retention bonus if he is not released by 7/18 or added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 7/23. 


  • Eric S 21 hours 37 min ago (view)

    There is that re Kimbrel - at worst, just another year on the books.

     July 1st is Bobby Bonilla Day - the day that check is cut and paid annually. 


  • Cubster 21 hours 43 min ago (view)

    On the bright side regarding Kimbrel. It doesn't have the lasting bad side as the Mets arrangement with Bobby Bonilla. Unless they want to re-negotiate Kimbrel's terms.


  • Eric S 23 hours 10 min ago (view)


    Watching the last night's highlight clip was not encouraging either as discussed here:


  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    i still can't believe this front office paid anyone 16m a year to throw 60-70ip...


  • Eric S 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Unfortunately, Kimbrel in Cub mid season form as well, giving up a two out, two run oppo homer to Willson. 

    Kimbrel Cub stats which I tried to bury but were dug up again: gave up a career high 9 home runs in only 20 2/3 inning, averaged a career high 9.1 hits allowed per 9 innings and served up a 6.53 ERA for his troubles. And no full spring training build up period again.  Still hopeful he's got something left in the tank this year and next but man, he's got my full attention going into the season


  • BobbyD 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Hmm. Never thought about it that way. Maybe it is a very stable genius? 


  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    maybe he's hoping it'll be bad enough to flip the population odometer over to 0 after humanity is wiped from the planet.  let's give him more time to see if he's right before we get too down on him.


  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    "Shohei Ohtani threw just 15 of his 50 pitches for strikes in an intrasquad game Tuesday.  Trent Rush had him at eight walks, a hit by pitch and six wild pitches before he was shut down for a day. "



  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    anthony rizzo is in mid-season form.

    he sat out today with lower back tightness.


  • BobbyD 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    Well, back in February (I think; that was about 17 years ago now), our diaper staining commander in his own mind declared we had 15 cases in the U.S. and that would quickly go to zero. 130k dead and rapidly rising now 4 months later I still have brain dead neighbors in SoCal saying if Biden gets elected we're screwed. I wonder what they think screwed looks like.