I am positive this news will be talked about like crazy, some of it good, some mad, but I really like this decision: Keith Moreland will be the new color guy on WGN radio next to Pat Hughes.
When Moreland substituted during some of last year's Cubs games, he was smart, entertaining, had a great voice and his heritage is uniquely "Cub".
In fact, if you remember Steve Goodman's sad but fabulous "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request", you'll find Keith immortalized in the lyrics:
Now, we've talked about this a little bit.
Of course the first thing you think about is Ron.
And it's very sad and if you listened enough, very personal.
But I hope everybody can give Keith a nice welcome and show support for him, because it's going to be difficult for him as well.
Anyway... a fabulous choice I think.
I'm totally looking forward to hearing Keith and Pat Hughes loud and scratchy on Emily's radio as I'm planting tomatoes and swilling a cold one in a couple months.
Lastly, I just have to show you how gorgeous a couple rosemary and garlic-rubbed ribeyes can look even when there's 4' snowdrifts around the grill. This was taken last Saturday, and guess what happened next?
The snow started to melt.