(This is my first GIF on the blog, so I hope it works...)
I read in yesterday's TRIB that there was an "It's Gonna Happen" sign at the Home Opener made with Japanese characters.
They'd translated it.
But somehow, they messed it up so that if you could read Japanese it said, "It's An Accident".
I think I made it clear last year (here and here)what I thought of this particular slogan.
That "It's Gonna Happen" can easily mean "Collapse is Gonna Happen" or "Injury is Gonna Happen"...
It's a slogan that can mean something the authors did not intend, not unlike what happened at the Opener.
When I see people walking around with these signs or t-shirts or whatever, it makes me...not happy.
It's bad mojo.
Please make it stop.
On another, waaay cooler note, there is this store called Posh, and they sell unique antiquey-type things they find.
I got an email from one of their people, Carrie, telling me this cool story (in her words):
"Back in the 1920's when William Wrigley purchased the Cubs from the Weeghmans he decided needed a logo for his newly acquired team. At that time he belonged to the Chicago Athletic Association. The Association's logo was a red "C" surrounded by a blue circle. Wrigley appropriated this symbol for his team logo back before people made much of a fuss about trademark property. The rest is history...now when you see that unmistakable "circle C" you think of the Cubs.
The Chicago Athletic Association (CAA) was closed last October. In January we here at POSH (a little Chicago shop), acquired the last of the Association's china and silver (most of it dating from the 1920's to the 40's) . So, in essence we have vintage club china and silver with the "Cubs" logo...although it is really the CAA logo on it."
The store is at 613 N. State, and the site is here.
This stuff would be a really cool gift...
Okay, on to today.
Ted Lilly vs. Jeff Suppan.
How's about the bats wake up today - it's beautiful out.
I'm gonna not be so patient with the whole "it's early" thing this year.