Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bud Abbott

He and Lou Costello formed the famous comedy team of Abbott and Costello. Abbott outlived Costello by 17 years, but the world's greatest straight man passed away this week in 1974.

I have watched this routine, or listened to it, at least fifty times. I still think it's brilliant...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Wrigley Organ

On this day in 1941, the Cubs became the first team to install an organ at a Major League ballpark. The first organist was a man named Roy Nelson.

The first team the Cubs played, organ in hand (so to speak), was the Cardinals.

The Cardinals won 4-2.