Just got back from
Our last game of the spring season at Hohokam on Thursday drew 12,879 fans, the final spring home attendance figure was 154,978 for 14 games, 39,015 below last years record setting mark. It’s believed the WBC tourney, fewer games, and a rain-out all played a part in the decline.
As most of you know the Cubs picked up Freddie Bynum from the A’s, sending John Koronka to the Texas Rangers in a 3 way deal. Bynum gives the Cubs more speed and versatility as he has played both middle infield spots and all 3 outfield positions. The Cubs have more speed as a team than they have had in quite some time.
I will post some pictures from
Nobody came up with the correct answers in the Vince Lloyd “Voice of Summer” quiz by the April 1st deadline, apparently even with the clues it was to difficult. So here are the answers:
Billy Williams – “He came from a small town in Alabama and almost quit baseball…”
Lou Boudreau – “They ought to take Sutcliffe out of there right now.”
Wilt Chamberlain – “He’s still the greatest physical specimen I ever saw.”
Jack Brickhouse – “If I’m going to do a lead-off man, it might as well be the President…”
Ron Santo – “He never had any speed, couldn’t run a lick.”
Lou Boudreau – “We would talk baseball until 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning on the road.”
Fergie Jenkins – “He was one pitcher who hated to be taken out of the game.”
Harry Caray – “He couldn’t stand Milo Hamilton, and Milo didn’t like him.”
Adolfo Phillips – “…had his ass in the dugout half the time at the plate.”
Lou Boudreau – “He had as good a baseball mind as I have ever encountered.”
Those are the people Vince talks about in the trailer on the CUBSDVD page. We will have another contest to give away the Ron Santo autographed ticket soon so check back.