As we enter the stretch run in the 2008 baseball season, it’s starting to look pretty clear that the Chicago Cubs are going to win the NL Central and get back to the playoffs for the second straight year. Of course, for Cubs fans, it’s already a special season because it marks the 100-year anniversary of their last World Series title, and for some reason they actually believe the team will finally win this season.
So while the rest of the world can’t wait to see how they blow it this time, Cubbie fans are lining up just for the chance to have any part in this oh-so-magical of seasons. Some of them were even born for just such an occasion, as is the case for a seven-year-old who has been beaten up by White Sox fans throughout his childhood. Little Wrigley Fields will get to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field on August 29th.
After already mentioning Jose Lima today, let’s head back out to Dodger Stadium to check out another piece of talent past her prime.
Former Baywatch star and rock-star bicycle Pamela Anderson threw out the first pitch for the Dodgers last night. As you can see, the reading on the JUGGS gun was “two.” Read more…
Two World Series titles in four years is apparently enough to allow Bill Buckner to make a safe return to Boston.
(Wonder what country this is taking place in?)
The scourge of the ‘86 Series against the Mets was on hand Tuesday to throw out the first pitch in the Red Sox’s home opener. It was reportedly the first time Buckner was back at Fenway since 1997, when he was a coach with the Chicago White Sox.
And how did the Sawx supporters react to Bill’s appearance?
(Video after the jump.)
• While those in the Beltway got to boo G.W. Bush, THE WORLD OF ISAAC notes that fans in Comerica Park had a better view, as the Tigers had Miss America Kirsten Haglund throw out the first pitch.
Watch out for those candid cameras, Kirsten!
• DEADSPIN doesn’t sleep on the news that one lucky bidder can own Michael Jordan’s old waterbed.
• CHICAGO BULL can’t wait to sign up for the Chris Duhon Basketball Camp.