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Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/13/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/13/1989”

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So You Want To Save On Shipping Costs – Here's How

A very good friend of mine became a financial advisor about two years ago. He was scared of social media. It was more about putting himself out there and fearing failure. He also questioned what to put out there because, “everybody already knows this stuff.” Not true! I told him to post anything. That’s prettyContinue reading “So You Want To Save On Shipping Costs – Here's How”

Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/12/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/12/1989”

Interviewing the Cubs: The Lost Tapes

Literally. My tapes are lost. Well, my “tapes” are not literally lost, but the audio has been lost. For more than a decade I worked as a sports director at a number of radio stations in Illinois. Through that time I was able to interview dozens of pro athletes. Many of them baseball players, notablyContinue reading “Interviewing the Cubs: The Lost Tapes”

Breaking Boxes of 2018 Elite Extra Edition

Recently, my maildays have been grand slams or strikeouts. I’ve had a 10-package mailday and a 6-package mailday in the past two weeks. The past few days have been strikeouts with zero packages. There has been a $100 Visa gift card burning a hole in my wallet since Christmas. Since I pulled it from myContinue reading “Breaking Boxes of 2018 Elite Extra Edition”

Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/11/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/11/1989”

Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/10/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/10/1989”

Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/9/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/9/1989”

A Post About Cubs Baseball Cards & Amazing Fried Chicken

After a mailday lull the past couple days, six packages showed up on Friday. A PWE from Stan in Tacoma, Washington included a threesome of vintage 50’s Cubs, including a 1959 Topps Bob Will, and a pair of 1958 Topps cards of Bobby Morgan and Taylor Phillips. Michael in Indiana sent 11 autographs. The signedContinue reading “A Post About Cubs Baseball Cards & Amazing Fried Chicken”

Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/8/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/8/1989”