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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  • Charlie 11 hours 27 min ago (view)

    Lol at worrying about a second wave disrupting revenue.

     

  • Cubster 14 hours 4 sec ago (view)

    IN BRIEF (Tribune, from their mini-sports section):    In a letter, MLB rejects players’ plan for 114 gamesNews services Major League Baseball rejected the players’ proposal for a 114-game schedule in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts, telling the union that teams have no reason to think 82 games is possible and now will discuss even fewer.Players made their proposal Sunday, five days after management’s initial economic plan.

     

  • Cubster 14 hours 5 min ago (view)

    Pete Ricketts causing some backspin on their serve...Chi Tribune, Thursday AM:

     

  • Arizona Phil 23 hours 5 min ago (view)

    Here are the last two Cubs minor league releases from this week (for a final total of 30): 

    Conor Lillis-White, LHP (acquired frrom LAA for Tommy LaStella post-2018 - missed 2019 season with hip flexor injury)

    Alberto Mineo, C-1B (has been quarantined in Italy since he re-signed with Cubs in February) 

    Lillis-White was eligible for selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, and Mineo was eligible to be a minor league 6YFA post-2020 

     

  • Charlie 1 day 33 min ago (view)

    Great read from players I came of age watching. Really shows how badly MLB needs to empower their players to speak in real time and not just after retiring.

     

  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    "A conversation: Retired African American MLB players on race, baseball, America"

    https://theathletic.com/1849574/2020/06/02/a-conve...

    d.glanville, j.rollins, r.howard, d.willis, t.hunter, l.hawkins

    unlocked/free article.

     

  • Jackstraw 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    I'm trying to come up with scenarios where saying "The problem I have with you people....." really helps the conversation move forward constructively.  None really jump to mind.

     

  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    i still want proof that tom ricketts and ted cruz aren't the same person

     

  • Cubster 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    Tom's older brother is an ass, even with an embarrassing apology.

    Here is the twitter video from Pastor Jarrod Parker: 

    https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/12678894685...

     

  • Cubster 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    I agree.  Laura is the real deal. I think she was the major influence that showed Tom R. and Crane Kenney how to show a "human side" and deal realistically and in a non-threatening way, with the local Chicago politicians. Kenney was clearly clueless in his initial attempts regarding the neighborhood, the Rooftop owners, and the Wrigley Field rebuild. 

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    I am a Laura Ricketts fan. To hell with the rest of them.

     

  • crunch 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    some higher-end high school kids not expected to go very early in the draft are taking themselves out of the draft...including some top-100 ranked talent.

     

  • crunch 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    Dale Murphy @DaleMurphy3

    Last night, my son was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet while peacefully protesting for justice for George Floyd. His story is not unique. Countless others have also experienced this use of excessive police force while trying to have their voices heard.

    Dale Murphy @DaleMurphy3

     

  • BobbyD 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    But he has vicious dogs ready to kill the nig***. Oh wait, thugs. He's a real man. 

     

  • Cubster 2 days 14 hours ago (view)

    "this idea isn't a proposal at all and may actually be a measure that is forced into action by the league if the two sides can't sort out the financial details for a longer season."

    MLBPA: Over our dead bodies. Followed by Trump sending in the military to force ballplayers and fans to perform like puppets on strings with fans to yell (and cough and sneezing) at the umpires. Ah, baseball before Jackie Robinson. The Trump Republican Party: Bring back the Cheating/Pandemic  1919 White only - White Sox. Say it ain't so, Joe.

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 14 hours ago (view)

    Trump waiving a bible in front of the church is a total disgrace.