A life cut short

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the Topps Company would present three players side by side on a card as a team’s “face of the future,” the players usually turned over from one year to the next. If there was another holdover prospect from one year to the next, I’m not aware ofContinue reading “A life cut short”

Changing the rules, because I can

When I was a kid first getting into baseball and the Cubs, my favorite player was Bruce Sutter. Yes, he did leave for the Cardinals and then the Atlanta Braves, but he’ll always be a Cub in my mind. That hat he’s wearing on his Cooperstown plaque is just some sort of engraver’s error, IContinue reading “Changing the rules, because I can”