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  1. Saturday, January 24, 2015

    im worried about heaven 

    ernie banks

    the only logical reason for ernie banks to be dead is because God needed Heaven to be happier.

    Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, was like the sun. he was always there, always warm, and you’d always be glad to see him.

    the skinny shortstop and later first baseman hit 512 home runs without cheating

    and more importantly, with a smile on his face.

    joy is a thing many athletes, and non-athletes, have difficulty expressing at work

    but not Ernie, even when it was no longer his job.

    like all of us, he loved baseball and the world’s most beautiful park, Wrigley Field so much that you could just see it on his face. and that made you love it.

    ernie has been a Cub my entire life, yet i never remember him in bad spirits, or sad, or, omg mad.

    and trust me, there have been many times all Cub fans have had good reasons to be all of those things.

    ernie was the first black baseball player on the Cubs. imagine that. and like Jackie Robinson for the Dodgers, what a spectacular first for the Cubs. a solid athlete, and an absolute gentleman.

    harry, ernie, and ron santo

    for some reason i never thought he would die.

    for some reason i thought that in a year or two when the Cubs finally won the World Series, there would be Ernie in the locker room holding the trophy, having bubbly poured over him

    and him saying

    this is so wonderful, let’s play two today!

    this year, for some reason, the Cubs’ first game is a night game.

    in honor of their most beloved player ever, they should schedule another game before it, in the day time

    and have an Opening Day Night double header

    because Ernie’s right, any day at Wrigley is wonderful,

    and maybe this will please Heaven.

  2. Thursday, December 5, 2013
  3. Friday, April 5, 2013

    rest in peace, roger ebert 

    roger ebert and tony pierce in las vegas for CES

    to me roger ebert had two lives.
    he had the first half where he was the adversary to gene siskel.
    the pair revolutionized television film criticism
    and even though i originally liked gene better,
    he couldn’t have done it without roger.

    ebert’s second life came after gene died.
    i didnt like roger ebert, until he was pretty much a solo artist.
    in fact i dont know one traditional newspaper guy who adapted better with blogging
    than roger ebert.
    he would talk about anything on his blog: politics, creationism, plus film.
    meanwhile he never slowed up on his print responsibilities.

    i didnt always agree with his opinions.
    but i aspire to one day have his work ethic.

    say hi to gene for us.

  4. Saturday, January 19, 2013