A couple strokes here, a couple strokes there, and Mike Quade's fortune-telling pencil will let Cub players know their future for up to a couple days in advance. (note, I just listened to the pre-game show, and it's 3 games in advance.)
Just a little more magic from a guy who might prove to truly be a player's manager.
I mean - maybe other guys did this, but I can't remember reading about it.
You put the lineup for not just today's game, but for the next couple, then players can plan ahead and do other stuff that players need to do in the Spring to compete at their best.
Reed Johnson loves it.
He said this in a Bruce story on ESPN:
“I like to prepare myself mentally before a game,” Johnson said. “I’m a big fan of that. And if you know you’re not playing, you can get a lift in or do some hitting and running to help condition yourself.”
Sounds pretty smart to me.
Sounds like Manager Mike is on his game already too.
Lastly, you can go here and do an online popularity vote for organ music vs. pop songs at Wrigley Field.
The story totally cracks me up, that this is a big deal, but the bottom line is the sound system at Wrigley is still kind of from the old days of the el, when you couldn't hear what stop was coming up.
The organ doesn't depend on sound quality so much, I guess.
Anyway, at the risk of being an old fogey, I voted organ.
It sounds like baseball.
Okay, don't forget to tune in AM 720 today at 1:30 for pre-game.