Did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?

May 10, 2011 by  
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1918 World Series: Cubs vs. Red Sox

This week is Cubs’ week with our podcast featuring the Chicago Cubs being released on Friday, May 13th. Did the 1918 Cubs teach the 1919 Black Sox how to throw a World Series?  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Sean Deveney about his book, The Original Curse in the first of a two part interview spanning two podcasts.

The 1918 Major League season was like no other.  America had entered World War I.  The U.S. Government had passed a work or fight law.  Major League Baseball started its season not knowing if the U.S. Government would shut it down at any time.  Players were getting drafted and leaving for military service during the season.  Deveney paints a wonderful word picture on what our country was going through and sets the stage for the 1918 World Series.

The Original Curse really taught me many things that I did not know,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “This book is the perfect Baseball PhD book.  You’ll learn a lot about baseball but more importantly you’ll learn a lot about our country’s history.  Deveney’s web site for this book is also a thinking man’s treasure.”

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A League of their Own

Chicago Cubs

May 13, 2010 by  
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Ed & Farley interviewing Jonathan Eig

Chicago, Chicago that toddling town.  We are in the Second City focusing on those lovable Cubs!  Ed, Farley and Mark explore this great city as they reminiscence about summer afternoons at Wrigley and other Chicago hot spots.  They review the 1992 comedy-drama, A League of Their Own and then Ed and Farley interview best selling author, Jonathan Eig about his latest book – Get Capone – The Secret Plot to Get America’s Most Wanted Gangster.  The podcast concludes with our podcast crew remembering the great works of famed broadcasters, Harry Caray and Ernie Harwell.  Next week, Motor City!


A League of Their Own

May 9, 2010 by  
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Rockford Peaches - A League of Their Own

A League of Their OwnThis week is Cubs week with our podcast featuring the Chicago Cubs being released on Friday, May 14th.  Our podcast will review the 1992 comedy-drama film, A League of Their Own that portrays a fictional account of the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPL).  Directed by Penny Marshall this film is a must see for all Baseball PhD’s.  With an All Star line up of Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Petty, this is a great film to watch (especially with your daughters).

Ed, Farley and Mark will review this film and disclose why it is part of our podcast featuring the Cubs.  And remember, “there is no crying in baseball.”  (Never forget that Cubs fans!)

1944 Rockford Peaches