Hanu-Cubs, Night 8

Tonight’s festivities begin, as always, with Steve Goodman. The song is a repeat from a previous evening, but it’s a different version (played in front of a live audience, apparently) and the accompanying slide show is clearly someone’s labor of love. That’s good enough for me. Reading from right to left, and in the orderContinue reading “Hanu-Cubs, Night 8”

Hanu-Cubs, Night 4

As with the previous nights of this festival of Jewish Cubs players, we begin with the music of Steve Goodman. For more about this song, and Steve Goodman generally, click here. The profile of Dave Roberts is here. Sam Fuld is here, and Ken Holtzman is here. Tonight’s post will focus on the winningest activeContinue reading “Hanu-Cubs, Night 4”

Hanu-Cubs, Night 3

As with the previous two nights, we’ll begin with some music by Steve Goodman. I find that by clicking on the video, and then listening to the music while reading the text below, it helps to enhance the experience somehow. This one seems to be from 1978, based on some of the lyrical references. OnContinue reading “Hanu-Cubs, Night 3”

Hanu-Cubs, Night 2

As with last night, and every night during this festival of Jewish Cubs players, the shamash is the vocal stylings of the late Steve Goodman (with some help from others this time): Last night’s honoree, the late Dave Roberts, is profiled here. Tonight I’ll be discussing Sam Fuld, who was drafted by the Cubs andContinue reading “Hanu-Cubs, Night 2”

Hanu-Cubs, Night 1

Hanukah begins tonight, and I wanted to put my collection of Cubs baseball cards to work to commemorate the season. In order to do this, I have brought out a ceramic┬ámenorah that was purchased at a garage sale many years ago. If I was actually Jewish, I’d probably have a better one to use forContinue reading “Hanu-Cubs, Night 1”

Is he a ballplayer or a candy striper?

I got the card you see above in a trade with Josh Wilker of cardboardgods.net. It’s really a great blog, and on some level he inspired me to start writing this blog. I enjoy baseball cards, because they connect me to both the game I love and to my long-gone youth, but I wouldn’t haveContinue reading “Is he a ballplayer or a candy striper?”

Hard to believe

The last post I wrote was a celebration of the career accomplishments of Mariano Rivera. He’s been great, he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer when the time comes, and I don’t think we’ll see another one like him again. But, having said that, there’s at least one instance where he didn’t come up big.Continue reading “Hard to believe”