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The Los Angeles Dodgers are sporting replicas of the powder blue satin 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers alternate uniforms for all of their weekday afternoon home games this season.
Wednesday's scheduled game between the Cubs and Colorado Rockies was postponed by rain, bringing a dismal end to a disappointing 3-5 homestand.
I understand that the alternatives are as appealing as the selection of women at closing time at the neighborhood dive, but I wish the Cubs would pull the plug on the James Russell-in-the-starting-rotation experiment.
I was thinking today about the Chicago Sun-Times' Joe Cowley's preseason column predicting that the White Sox were on the verge of overtaking the Cubs as Chicago's favorite baseball team. The scene Saturday at the stadium formerly known as Comiskey Park would indicate otherwise.
(Editor's Note: Twenty-eighth in a series recalling the 30 greatest moments in Cubs history.)
My friend, Terry, gave me a call on Wednesday morning, May 6, 1998, and asked if I wanted to join him for that afternoon's game at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and the Houston Astros.
I remember fondly throughout my childhood the February day in which my father would bring home a stack of baseball preview magazines.
I would devour those things and have continued the practice into adulthood. All of that reading material has helped me get through those final few weeks without baseball, but I learned long ago that such publications should not be believed as gospel.
When spring training opened last month, Cubs manager Mike Quade let it be known that there would be open competition for a large percentage of the spots on his team's Opening Day roster.
Predicting which young players will succeed at the major league level is anything but an exact science.
During my visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., I was fascinated by an original copy of a 1952 report filed by Brooklyn Dodgers scout Al Campanis regarding a Puerto Rican teenage standout named Roberto Clemente.