Here’s an awesome tribute to the Chicago Cubs by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. The accompanying video was originally produced in 2008, during the team’s playoff stint.
Free agent Nolan Ryan signed with the Texas Rangers on December 7, 1988, making him the first major leaguer to play for all four original expansion teams. (The Rangers organization had played their first 11 seasons as the Senators in Washington, D.C.) Ryan first broke into the big leagues with the Mets in 1966, then went to the Angels in a trade in 1972 before signing with the Astros, who were originally known as the Colt .45s.
My only day off is the day I pitch.
I’m the first to admit that I am far from vegan in terms of lifestyle or diet — cheeseburgers and ice cream are each their own food groups, in my book. But I will say that I’ve become more conscious in the last year or so about the negative affects of consuming animal products, both on individual health and on the environment. I love my leather glove, but this comic did make me stop and think for a minute.
And 115 days until Opening Day!
Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds was unanimously voted the National League Rookie of the Year on December 1, 1956. After making his major league debut that year, Robinson had tied the then-record of 38 home runs by a rookie.