Hoekstra book gets All-Star treatment on MiLB.com!

MiLB.com, the official site of Minor League Baseball, calls Hoekstra's Cougars and Snappers and Loons, Oh My!, A Midwest League Field Guide an "irreverent travelogue" of league and its characters. Read the full article, Hoekstra takes the field in the Midwest, here!

Cubbie Blues Podcast

Cubbie Blues editor Donald Evans was interviewed by WGN 720 radio's Don Digilio on the eve of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. Download and listen to the uncut MP3 podcast of that interview.

Sign the Petition!

Holy Cow! Can't Miss Press is a proud sponsor of The Common Fan Sings, a grassroots effort launched by Dave Cihla (co-creator of the Shawon-O-Meter) to let a regular Cubs fan sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field. Sign the petition to let Dave and other deserving Cubs fans carry on the tradition started by Harry Caray. Then view the video of Dave and some of his supporters singing "Happy Birthday" to Shawon at the Shawon-O-MeetUp at Murphy's Bleachers

Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year

Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year is an anthology chronicling the longest losing streak in sports history. Acclaimed authors such as Scott Simon, James Finn Garner, and Sara Paretsky take their places besides acclaimed fans like the Shawon-O-Meter inventor, Mike Murphy and Pat Brickhouse. The unique blend of voices, ranging from best-selling authors to long-time beer venders, explores the relationship these loyal fans have to their dubious team. Release: Dec. 1, 2008.

ISBN: 09760216-6-8

Edited by Donald G. Evans


  • Julia Borcherts
  • Rus Bradburd
  • Lin Brehmer
  • D.C. Brod
  • Chris Christensen
  • The Cleaning Ladys
  • Don De Grazia
  • Thomas Dyja
  • Jonathan Eig
  • James Finn Garner
  • Robert Goldsborough
  • David Goodman
  • Ric Hess
  • Bill Hillmann
  • Dave Hoekstra
  • Mary Beth Hoerner
  • Rick Kaempfer
  • Rick Kogan
  • Mike Murphy
  • Sara Paretsky
  • Randy Richardson
  • Stuart Shea
  • Scott Simon
  • Christine Sneed
  • Constantine von Hoffman