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OT: Qualifiers for European Cup Day 2, June 17

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After Antwerp, Athens and Brest opened the Qualifiers for the European Cups on Monday, Stockholm joined the trio one day later with four more teams fighting to advance to the European Cup A.... etc. etc.

Whoa - Cuban bid 1.3B for the Cubs!?!?!

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Maybe this'll make Cub Tracks tomorrow but lost in all of today's TGwynn memories and the usual meltdowns, is this article by Wittenmyer about MLB's anti-trust exemption. Most of it is same old, same old, but there was this nugget about Cuban having submitted a bid of 1.3B for the Cubs. I don't recall hearing that before. I figured he dropped out of bidding because he wasn't going to get sucked up into Zell's terms. But if he really went that high, and MLB still told him to take a hike...

OT: European Cups and Qualifiers

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The Confederation of European Baseball (C.E.B.) is opening its 2014 competition calendar this week with the European Cups and the Qualifiers for the European Cup. 31 club teams will be in action in six different locations throughout Europe. All games will be available via live play by play on the C.E.B. tournaments website www.baseballstats.eu ... etc. etc.

Attention Rooters, Kranks and Kranklets

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Come one and all to witness the gentlemanly art of laying the willow on the onion at an 1860 Base Ball game in McHenry County on June 21st between the McHenry County Independents and the Lake County Athletics in Prairie Grove, IL.

4th Rounder Sands To Sign With Cubs

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Not so much a surprise, as you'd expect most or all of the Top Ten Rounders to sign. However, to have a key piece signing anywhere near this soon is kind of big. Hopefully, it isn't for much over $1 million, but either way, we should know soon.

Esquire on Don Zimmer

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Don Zimmer in his own words, and some of the writer's as well.

RIP Zim

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Former Cubs manager Don Zimmer has died at age 83. One of my favorite Cub managers I never got to meet. R.I.P Zim. Might have to go find my copy of boys of Zim and give it a watch.

After 90 years, WGN May Opt Out of Radio Deal With Cubs

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Looks like WGN Radio and the Cubs will part ways Thursday.

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