Remembering Wrigleyville, Experience with Rizzo, Fun with Moyer, and Other Cubs Bullets

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Remembering Wrigleyville, Experience with Rizzo, Fun with Moyer, and Other Cubs Bullets

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I’m feeling one of those inevitable days where things just aren’t feeling good. Such is the nature of this situation, and I’m sorry for anyone else who isn’t having a great one. I’ll redirect it outward in a positive way: I hope your day is already going well today, whatever that can look like right now. And if it isn’t, may it turn around.

  • I hope that however the area changes in the coming weeks and months and years, the independent businesses of Wrigleyville can survive and thrive as part of that ecosystem. The Cubs-owned stuff is great, but the mix of the neighborhood is what makes it so special.

  • How about this one? Jamie Moyer, who pitched in the big leagues as recently as 8 years ago, threw three consecutive no-hitters when he was in high school … 40 years ago.
  • That sent me down a Moyer rabbit hole. The former Cub (draftee and then briefly in the mid-80s) didn’t have his best big league season until 1998 with the Mariners, when he was already 35 years old. At that point, he’d thrown FEWER THAN HALF of his eventual big league innings. I mean, the guy literally threw 38.1% of his big league innings after his 40th birthday. And it’s not like he didn’t have a lot of big league innings in his career! (4074.0)
  • Poked around Amazon for interesting things to spotlight, and landed on a page of gift ideas about cooking and entertaining for men. #ad
  • More on the impact of the changes to the draft this year:

  • I wonder how many weeks I’d have to practice to do this:


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.