February 2011 Archives for Agony & Ivy
The snow has melted, the days are getting noticeably longer, and the Cubs are playing spring training games in Arizona.
(Editor's Note: Twenty-sixth in a series recalling the 30 greatest moments in Cubs history.)
Radio talk show host Dennis Prager often tells his listeners that "happy people make the world better" so therefore "we have a moral obligation to act as happy as possible."
Ernie Banks - who turned 80 on Jan. 31 - played on some awful Cubs teams for much of his career, endured some nagging injuries, at least one death threat, and many of the difficulties that no doubt were presented to him as one of a group of pioneering black major league players. But throughout his career and since his retirement, Mr. Cub has continued to smile.