Archive for April, 2010

SABR officer Rich Smiley stopped by the Brickhouse rededication. The bust needed a new base after Michigan Ave. bridge vibration ruined the original.

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A short chat that continued at Pizano’s on Thursday, April 8th, 2010.  The Cubs will get whatever we  can supply in the history department, and Tom’s an awesome guy. This is when the franchise turns, baby; This is the rebirth of the Cubs.

Tom and me

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Old Timers, SABR-throwers, no-holds-barred sports fans and Pitch & Hitters!

The movie that we gave a bunch of film and stills to will have a special screening (see below). Many of you met John Scheinfeld at a couple of our Old Timers dinners. I believed that John could produce the best Cub fan documentary, and I am happy with the final product. I understand that the vintage 16mm movies we allowed john to use were both digitally cleaned up (yes, and looking awesome) and will be on the DVD of WE BELIEVE. It was chilling to see photos I’d scanned from our massive “can and save” mission a couple of years ago up on the massive screen of the Chicago Theater last year. John did a great job with them. Mordecai Brown fans will see the same photo used in the book on Brown in the movie, as well as an early cross-town image that slowly pans across the screen and images within it magically move.

Please join me when we get to see this at the classic Music Box theater. Street parking is metered, so have one person in line while #2 feeds the box! for walkers, take the Irving or Addison bus and hike a few blocks: surrounding bars and restaurants are great and who knows who might hang around before and after the show?

Join us for a special screening of WE BELIEVE at the Music Box Theatre on Sunday April 11th!!

When: April 11th

Time: 5:00PM

Where: The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago , IL

Click the link for tickets!! Tickets for WE BELIEVE

A special Q&A session with director John Scheinfeld will immediately follow the screening.

DVD Release April 13th!  Get ready for the new 2010 season! Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of WE BELIEVE! Click here!

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