Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cubs license plates

You can now order special "Cubs" license plates in Illinois. Ernie Banks and Tom Ricketts made the announcement yesterday with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

Ernie has "14" so you can't have that one. Mr. Ricketts has "TOM" so you can't have that one.

Let the mad rush begin for "1908".

It's only $163 for a vanity plate.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Worst. Name. Ever.

This guy really played in the majors during the 1930s and 1940s, including two seasons with the White Sox. He jokingly referred to himself as "the ugliest man in baseball," but I'm guessing there was something else about him that was slightly more notorious.

There's more info about him here.

He wasn't too bad of a player, actually. In 1945 he hit .302 for the Sox.