In 1881 the future National League wanted to upgrade its image and target a more upscale fan base by doubling ticket prices, banning gambling, and outlawing alcohol sales. Several team owners who happened to be brewers refused to accept the new rules and banded together to form what would eventually become the American League. The National League attempted to discredit the new league by dubbing it the Beer and Whiskey League. This, of course only made the new league more popular. Duh!

Monday, May 23, 2005

Pale Hose

Frank Deford's grammarian analysis of the White Sox is a bit much, but an entertaining listen if you're a word person.

The ChiSox took 2 of 3 from the Cubbies this weekend.