Friday, March 25th, 2011

One More Week

The 2011 Major League Baseball season commences on Thursday, March 31, but the Chicago Cubs begin their season one week from today. On Friday, April 1, the Cubs will open the season in Wrigley Field with a 3-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ryan Dempster has been all ready been named as the opening day starter for the Cubs.

Today, the Cubs announced that Robert Redford, who will be in Chicago to promote his latest film, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Redford is best known, at least to die-hard baseball fans, as Roy Hobbs from the 1984 film, The Natural. The film, based upon a 1952 book of the same name, features a scene at Wrigley Field. Hobbs hits a game-winning home run that shatters a scoreboard clock. Though set at Wrigley Field, the scene was actually filmed in Buffalo, New York.

Almost there.


5 Comments
lgrant
I just saw that movie again. I still love it. It's probably a thrill to him.
LGrant   Friday, March 25, 2011
lgrant
Ever read this?

The last boy [CD Audiobook] : Mickey Mantle and the end of America's childhood Unabridged.
Leavy, Jane.
LGrant   Saturday, March 26, 2011
hawkwolf
Has Wrigley been restored and the Northwestern colors removed? Have you ever heard whether the college football was a financial success or not?
BeanCounter37   Saturday, March 26, 2011
billpearch
I bought the book, but I haven't managed to get to it yet. Just a few more books first.
Bill Pearch   Sunday, March 27, 2011
billpearch
Yes, the NU purple is long gone. No, I never read anything about the financial results yet.
Bill Pearch   Sunday, March 27, 2011
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