Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Color Barrier

Today's Tale from a Bad Century is the unfortunate (and uncomfortable) truth about the color barrier's creation. The Cubs not only had a hand in it, it was Cubs all-time hits leader Cap Anson's idea.

The full story is here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Cubs During Prohibition

Today's Tale from a Bad Century is about a time when the Cubs actually led the league in something. During Prohibition alcohol was illegal, so naturally they led the league in drunks

Read all about it here.

When Nature Calls

When nature calls, nature calls.

Just ask former Cubs outfielder (and current Mets outfielder) Angel Pagan. Nature called the other night while his team was batting, and he held up the game because he was indisposed when it was time to head back out to the field.

The gruesome (but funny) details are here.

I believe he was the #2 hitter that night.