Archive for July 2nd, 2009

02
Jul
09

For the Cubs Fan Who Needs Constant Reminders of Futility

cubbietimeP.J. Tanzillo, a software designer with Bearded Pony who is originally from Chicago recently created a new app for all you Cubs fan iPhone users out there; CubbieTime, an app that keeps track of the time since the Cubs last won the World Series.

From the developers’ description of the app:

How long can the biggest let down for the biggest sports town in America go on? Right now it has been 101 years 1 month 29 days 14 hours 36 minutes and 27, 28, 29 seconds… you get the picture. The Chicago Cubs are the lovable losers of major league baseball.
Not only does Northside Clock act as your NIGHT STAND CLOCK and ALARM CLOCK, it also gives you the exact amount of time since October 14, 1908 — the last time the cursed Cubbies won the big one AND acts as a DIRECT NEWS FEED for everything Cubs – the most loved team in MLB.

I don’t see why the Cubs like losing so much, the Red Sox used to do it, but then we decided to start winning and it’s much more enjoyable. The Cubs should make a similar decision. In the meantime, spend the $.99 to buy this app if you want, and if you do, tell Bearded Pony to kick in something to me.

[Chicago Tribune]

02
Jul
09

Winners Wear Mustaches

I don’t know what it is about closers but Tom Verducci of SI assembled his list of the 10 best closers of all time and most of the list features one form or another of AWESOME facial hair, including some of the best mustaches to never be seen on a 70s porn set. It’s worth checking out.

02
Jul
09

Mets + Furries = A Beautiful Combination

In the movie Major League, team owner Rachel Phelps, in an effort to cause the Indians to play worse, starts removing the amenities that big leaguers are used to; I wonder if the Wilpons are doing something similar with the Mets. Either that, or they lost a whole lot more money than they are admitting to Madoff, because the Mets rolled into Pittsburgh last night and arrived at their hotel, they found out that Anthrocon 2009 was ALSO being held there. Anthrocon, being, obviously, the big convention for furry fetishists.

Kevin Burkhardt of SNY, delightful scamp that he is tweeted about it when they arrived at the hotel, and managed to post an incredible picture of “a person who was dressed like Ralph Wigam as a Beaver.”

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Look for the Pirates to sweep the Mets now…

[Deadspin]




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