Friday, July 13, 2007

When Memorabilia and Bathrooms Collide

I don't own much in the way of Cubs souvenirs. I happen to have a hand that shook Harry Caray's hand once, and a baseball that Will Ohman threw to me on my birthday, but that's about it. My meager attempts at getting an autograph from a Cub have been woefully unsuccessful. So if you're like me, but you happen to have $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket and you enjoy awkward conversation starters, you're going to want to take a look at this auction. Being sold at a starting price of 2 G's is a urinal that was formerly in the Cubs clubhouse and was signed by every member of the team. I don't know when every member of the team signed it, so there's no way of knowing who took part in this disturbing autograph session, but how about one of you buys it and lets me know? I'll even do a full series of stories on it for the whole internet to see. Deal? Deal.

great news

Mark Cuban has officially ended the long speculation by submitting his application to buy the Cubs.

I know SITI here might not think this is great news, but I do so I'm posting with great hopes to see him in charge by next season.

After seeing what he did with the Mavericks, I think he obviously knows what he's doing when it comes to running a sports organization -- at least more than some of the other potential buyers that view this team as simply an investment.

More on this later. Go Cubs.