Cubs Media Monday: Happy Thoughts Edition

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cubs Media Monday: Happy Thoughts Edition

. Monday, October 5, 2009

For the first time in three years, the Cubs failed to win the division and make the playoffs (though, similarly, also spared us of a first round sweep). At the end of every season in my life, there is always that thought of what could've been. I have to believe that it will happen for us, or else I don't think I could have been a fan for this long. As our regular readers know, we are big Steve Goodman fans and, while certainly everyone knows "Go, Cubs, Go!" at this point, we like to point out other Cubs gems that he has produced (not to mention, you know, all those non-Cubs songs), such as "A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request." Well, this has a more upbeat feel, and I think expresses how we all will feel when we finally reach what we have been waiting far too long for.

To new beginnings!


Clay Eals said...


Great to see your post that invokes Steve Goodman's "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" and his other Cubs (and non-baseball) songs. Goodman often doesn't get his due. You might be interested in my 800-page biography, "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music." The book delves deeply into the genesis, context and effects of "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" and its semi-sequel, "Go, Cubs, Go."

You can find out more at my Internet site (below). Amazingly, the book's first printing sold out in just eight months, all 5,000 copies, and a second printing of 5,000 is available now. The second printing includes hundreds of little updates and additions, including 30 more photos for a total of 575. It won a 2008 IPPY (Independent Publishers Association) silver medal for biography.

'Nuff said. And feel free not to post this comment if you think it's too self-promotional. I mainly wanted the Steve who is the writer of the post to know about the book. Thanks.

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