Not that anyone has been missing Oswego Chris posting on the message board, but I will explain my recent absence. I have been busy getting the updated version of my book, now entitled Beyond Bartman, Curses and Goats 105 Reasons Why It's Been 105 years completed for my big Christmas push. This included much editing, garnering some really cool semi-big time endorsemnts, and new writing. I am grateful to those who bought and read 104, yet I feel compelled to apoliogize for a few of the typos and mistakes.
A great follow on Twitter(other than @BBCG104Reasons) is @NotTomRicketts. On Tuesday during the Pirates game, after they showed actor Michael Keaton in the crowd rooting for the Pirates, the faux Mr. Ricketts tweetd out that we(Chicago) should trade Jim Belushi for Michael Keaton.
There is no way Pittsburgh makes this deal.
I have long been a fan of Mr. Keaton, and think he is a tremendous talent. My warped mind immediately started to think of Chicago Celebs we could trade for Keaton. Obviously, Belushi, would not be enough...in fact I think Pittsburgh would be more interested in the right to claim John Belushi as one of their own...and he has been dead since 1982. So here is who we have on our roster, their value, and I welcome BN readers to post additions thoughts and suggestions on how to get Keaton
BILL MURRAY- He is an untouchable in my opinion...if you saw his recent appearance on Letterman, I still think he is one of top 5 funniest guys on the planet. Just the image of Murray wearing the Bear Down hat in the 85 play-offs makes him a lifer...and if you watched the game he subbed for Harry back in the late 80's....awesome.
JOHN CUSACK- a polarizing figure it seems, I met him at a Cubs' game back in '89(well, I said "Hi John" and he said "hi" back)...his glomming on to the '05 Sox was disappointing...and I hear conflicting reports on what he is like...he's made some good movies...but he may be tradable
VINCE VAUGHN- I think his fandom is legit...and even though he has been in a cinematic slump...he is still relatively young...I woudn't trade him
JEREMY PIVEN- I am one of the only people who tired of his Ari Gold character on Entourage, I liked him better when he was just a character actor, in minor roles...I would deal him...some may disagree
CM PUNK- for most people Pro Wrestling is a joke, but if you have seen this guy work, he has legit talent, humor, charisma...and he is a die-hard fan...to me he is one of our top Chicago Celeb prospects...untouchable in my book...he will be in movies one day
JIM BELUSHI- Soriano will have more value in 5 years than this guy...warranted or not, most fans have turned on him...we will have to include loads of cash to unload him.
JEFF GARLIN- if you watch Curb your Enthusiasm, you won't want to trade him.
GARY SINESE- Its been a long time since Lt. Dan....tradeable
"Funny Man" TOM DRIESSEN- apparently this guy used to hang with Sinatra, maybe that gave him a pass for life, but he has been popping up on broadcasts since I was a kid and I don't think I have ever laughed at one thing he has said.
feel free to add people I left off, and their worth...