Monday, July 03, 2006
Take me out to the ball game...
I know a few Cub fans who won't appreciate this:
Twenty major events that have occurred
since the Chicago Cubs last laid claim to a World Series championship:
1. Radio was invented; Cubs fans got to
hear their team lose.
2. TV was invented; Cubs fans got to see
their team lose.
3. Baseball added 14 teams; Cubs fans
get to see and hear their team lose
to more clubs.
4. George Burns celebrated his 10th,
20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th,
80th, 90th and 100th birthdays.
5. Haley's comet passed Earth twice.
6. Harry Caray was born....and died.
Incredible, but true.
7. The NBA, NHL and NFL were formed, and
Chicago teams won championships
in each league.
8. Man landed on the moon, as have
several home runs given up by Cubs
9. Sixteen U.S. presidents were elected.
10. There were 11 amendments added to
11. Prohibition was created and
12. The Titanic was built, set sail,
sank, was discovered and became the
subject of major motion pictures, the
latest giving Cubs fans hope that
something that finishes on the bottom
can come out on top.
13. Wrigley Field was built and becomes
the oldest park in the National
14. Flag poles were erected on Wrigley
Field roof to hold all of the
team's future World Series pennants.
Those flag poles have since rusted
and been taken down.
15. A combination of 40 Summer and
Winter Olympics have been held.
16. Thirteen baseball players have won
the Triple Crown; several thanked
17. Bell-bottoms came in style, went out
of style and came back in.
18. The Chicago White Sox, Cleveland
Indians, Boston Red Sox and the
Florida Marlins have all won the World
19. The Cubs played 14,153
regular-season games; they lost the majority
20. Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma and New Mexico were added to the
- - - -
Great quotes in Cubs History!!!
"Noise pollution can't be that much of a
problem [at Wrigley]. There's
nothing to cheer about."--State rep.
John F. Dunn, arguing for the
installation of lights at Wrigley Field
"If I managed the Cubs, I'd be an
"There's nothing wrong with this team
that more pitching, more fielding
and more hitting couldn't help."--Bill
"You get tired of looking at garbage in
your own backyard."--Cubs manager
Lee Elia in 1983 about why the Cubs got
rid of so many players. Elia was
fired later that same season.
"The Cubs were taking batting practice,
and the pitching machine threw a
"The only bad thing about being released
by the Cubs is that they made me
keep my season tickets."--Ken Rietz,
ex-Cub third baseman
"Would the lady who left her nine kids
at Wrigley Field please pick them
up immediately? They are beating the
Cubs 4-0 in the 7th inning."--Radio
"The Chicago Cubs are like Rush
Street--a lot of singles, but no
Manic Witch wove her spell::
7/03/2006 02:42:00 PM ::