Thursday, April 7, 2011

Club 162

A new bar opened up here next to Wrigley Field. It's at the old Hi-Tops/Harry Caray's spot over on Sheffield.

Anyone who is a fan of baseball probably can figure out where they got the name - after the 162 games in a regular season.

Anyone with half a brain should also be able to figure out that only playing the minimum 162 games IS A BAD THING!

162 games is a given, not a goal.

Playing 162 means you didn't make the playoffs. It means you failed for Pete's sake!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Robert Redford, huh?

The Chicago Cubs rolled out Hollywood star Robert Redford yesterday to throw out the opening day first pitch.

For some reason I keep reading that the reason they decided on Mr. Redford is because he played a baseball player in a movie once and that in that movie he hit a home run at Wrigley Field. Well let me set the facts straight here kiddies: Movies are not real. Robert Redford didn't play for the Cubs, and in the movie Wrigley Field was actually a different stadium in Buffalo, New York.
The REAL reason they picked Robert Redford is because he's in town to promote his new movie. That movie just so happens to be produced by The American Film Company. And that company just so happens to be owned by Joe Ricketts. And Joe Ricketts just so happens to be Cubs Owner, Tom Ricketts' dad (and the reason Tom and his family had the money to purchase Cubs in the first place)

Now that we got that straight - here are some photos of Mr. Redford. In case you were wondering, he did get the throw to the plate (after doing a fake pitch for some reason). In fact, he darn near threw it over Kerry Wood's head. 

Oh, and the Cubs lost 6 -3

Fake First Pitch
First Pitch

Friday, April 1, 2011

Opening Day 2011

Hey, Hey! Baseball has returned the the Friendly Confines. Go Cubs Go
Cubs and Pirates flags are out
We're in 2nd place before we even play a game?
Classing the place up
Bleacher Bums in line EARLY
A new sign they installed this morning for the Bums
Rickshaw sighting