Chicago Cubs quick hits: Hall of Fame voting redux

There’s little to nothing going on in the Cubsophere (that’s a new thing I just invented) these days, so here’s a quick run down of some things to read/comment on while we wait for something to actually happen:

 - In today’s Red Eye, I complain about the 15 people who didn’t vote for Greg Maddux. Jerks.

- Terrifyingly, Steve Rosenbloom agrees with me.

- Sammy Sosa is just baaaarely on the ballot. That yellow sweater didn’t do him any favors.

- Mark Grace has the best Greg Maddux story.

 - Over at SB Nation, John Sickels has published his list of the top 20 Cubs prospects. Brett Jackson has fallen off the list. (sob!

- Masahiro Tanaka is in the US to meet with teams, but Chiberia totally screwed us. Let’s all hope he doesn’t watch the news.

- Jeff Samardzija doesn’t see himself signing a long-term deal with a team if traded, which pretty much screws the Cubs’ chances of moving him for a decent return.

Finally, check out this great photo of the Wrigley Field rooftops back before the corporations took over. I actually (barely) remember being up there during these days:


9 thoughts on “Chicago Cubs quick hits: Hall of Fame voting redux

  1. Doc Blume says:

    No lights…not seats that are 5 feet from home plate…just the right amount of bleacher seats…no luxury boxes and only 2 two retired numbers on the foul poles.

    And no Tom Tunney or Beth Murphy ruining things.

    1. juliedicaro says:

      What are you talking about?

      Oh . . . the picture.

  2. juliedicaro says:

    For giving his vote to Deadpsin. Dan Le Batard got a lifetime ban from HOF voting and he can’t attend a baseball game as a credentialed media member for one year. Wah-waaaaahhhhh.

    1. Doc Blume says:


      1. Anonymous says:

        Boy those writers sure dont like the unwashed masses having a voice do they?

  3. sloanpeterson2 says:

    The photo is so small,which 2 numbers were on the foul poles?

  4. Doc Blume says:

    When that photo was taken, 26 and 14 were the only two numbers on the foul polls.

    Actually, there is a pretty good chance that only 14 is flying…since Williams’ number wasn’t retired until half way through the 1987 season. And since there are no lights…that would only allow about 3/4 of a season where Wililams’ number would have flown before you would have started to see light standards erected.

    So I correct my previous statement…only one retired number was flying. This picture was taken between 1983 and 1987. (I’m guessing ’84 or ’85.)

  5. Doc Blume says:

    And now the replies are all broken again. MARK!?!?

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