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.

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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


Margie Lawrence: Cubbie Blues' Cover Artist



MY BRUSH WITH THE CUBS: I saw Billy Williams leaving the ballpark a couple of years ago and shouted, for all the hear, “Hey, everyone, it’s Ernie Banks!” He looked at me with mild amusement.


WHO WERE YOU?: I was one of the first girls to actually play with the Little League boys, but was not allowed to play in the “real games.” I was a pitcher, so of course I was Fergie. If I was at shortstop, which was my other position, I was Ernie. Here I was a short Jewish girl, wanting to be a black ballplayer. I love America!


WORKING ON: A very erotic painting of Jimmy Foxx and Ted Williams. Yum!


DAY JOBS: Graphic designer, Illustrator, Artiste, Professional Napper


ARTIST I’D HIRE TO MANAGE THE CUBS: Myself! With Bill Murray as bench coach.


THE CUB I’D MOST WANT TO LIVE INDEFINITELY IN MY BASEMENT: Right now it would be Mr. Rookie of the Year, Geovony Soto, and Derrek Lee. I can’t make up my mind. EEEEEEEEE.


MOST CHERISHED CUBS MEMORIES: Watching the 1969 Cubs on WGN, and being at the first game after 9/11.


BEST PIECE OF CUBS MEMORABILIA: A Sammy Sosa home run ball from ’98.


THE CUBS WILL WIN IT ALL IN 2009 BECAUSE: Can we not talk about this, just like we don’t talk about a no-hitter when it is happening?


THE CUBS WON'T WIN IT ALL IN 2009 BECAUSE: Like I said, can we not talk about this? Isn’t it how you play the game? Isn’t it about being in fresh air and sunshine? The camaraderie in the bleachers? The ambiance of the most famous ballpark in the world? Fuck it, if they lose, I am seriously considering becoming a hockey fan.


Want more Margie?

Margie Lawrence, Someone You Should Know from Randy Richardson on Vimeo.

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