To ease the pain for Cubs fans, comfort yourselves with this article by Des Moines Register sportswriter Tommy Birch. He remembers those young Cubs when they played AAA ball in Iowa.
Most importantly, he has a couple of stories worth savoring. He judges the character of two current Cubs by the way they signed autographs in Des Moines.
Well done, Mister Birch.
The Iowa Cubs are continuing a hobby tradition: Autographed Ball Giveaway.
I first wrote about the tradition in 2011.
Thankfully, the team includes an ID note with each baseball. Not that a current player would ever have questionable penmanship!
Great collector-friendly idea. Great organization. Ask your favorite minor league team why they don’t do the same.
|Did Bryant insist on personalizing
all autographs at the 2015 Cubs Convention,
too? Kudos to www.CubsConvention.blogspot.com,
for great looks at the latest signers!
Cub Kris Bryant wants to be close to his fans.