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

Writing on the Wall


Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year is one of the best baseball books ever.

In this new, must-have anthology for Cubs' fans, noted writers and fans such as Sara Paretsky, Scott Simon, Rick Kogan, Lin Brehmer, Pat Brickhouse and Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers come together to share their memories, joys and sorrows of waiting for the Cubs to win the World Series. This is a big book from a small press.

Now you have an opportunity to be part of it. Our Writing On The Wall program is worthwhile and affordable, a perfect marriage between commerce, art and sports.

Why worthwhile?

For one, a portion of all Cubbie Blues proceeds benefits the Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities, specifically its Camp One Step At A Time, which provides positive outdoor experiences for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer.

For another, the viability of Can’t Miss Press and small, quality publishing concerns like it, is integral to the survival of good local literature and the writers and artists who make it.

Finally, this program is good for you. As a Cubbie Blues sponsor, you’ll be immortalized in print. And you’ll be connected to our community of Cubs fans.

Here’s how it works:

For $100, you get to place a name on a brick, along with an inscription of five words or less, that will be included in the anthology’s next print run. There will be 27 bricks per page. The pages will be tastefully located at the beginning and ending of the book. Download a Sample Bricks Page

In addition, there will be a special Memorial Wall, where you can write a tribute to the Cub fan in your life, either living or deceased.

Businesses can buy billboard space in our next print run--$250 for a standard size or $500 for a large size. This option allows you to set your logo and business message against the backdrop of ivy and bricks. Download a Sample Billboards Page

There are a variety of enhancements available, including placement on our popular Web site and complimentary commercial time on our monthly Cubbie Blues radio show (WRMN-1410 AM).


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