Let’s Look at Last Night’s Braves/A’s Throwback Game

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“So relax! Let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, OK?…

By Phil Hecken

…It’s fun, Goddamit!” — Crash Davis, Bull Durham

Yesterday the Cubs, continuing their throwback-to-each-decade-in-Wrigley’s-existence promo, turned back the clock to 1988, for their game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Of course, the Tampa Bay Rays weren’t in existence in 1988, so instead of throwing back to a minor-league team, . . . → Read More: “So relax! Let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, OK?…

A Road Design Worn at Home

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The Cubs held their latest throwback game yesterday. The year on tap this time around was 1978 and, as you can see above, the team wore their infamous pinstriped powder blues. (In case you missed it, Phil had an . . . → Read More: A Road Design Worn at Home

Return of the Best Worst Uni of the Polyester Era!

By Phil Hecken

This afternoon the Cubs, who have been throwing back on home Sunday’s this season to different decades over the hundred year span of Wrigley Field, will be throwing back to what was, in my opinion, the worst uniform of the double-knit era — the road, blue, pinstriped uniform of 1978. . . . → Read More: Return of the Best Worst Uni of the Polyester Era!