Last night I was in Gary yet again to watch the Railcats take on the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Hockey Night. They called it Hockey Night, but it might as well have been Blackhawks Night or Denis Savard Night. Their were probably more Blackhawk jerseys in the crowd than Railcats. Savard is shown above signing a baseball for me prior to the game. I have always liked Denis. Going way back to when I first heard of him I thought his name was Denise Savard because of the way they pronounced it on TV. It took me a while to get used to the way they said his name. The S on Savard almost sounded like it belonged on the end of his first name. Anyway I am past that now. Savard was known for his Spin-O-Rama move during his playing days. He is known best in his coaching days for getting four whole games into the 2008-2009 season before getting fired. This baseball will go great next to my Stan Mikita ball that I got signed last season. Continue reading
Tonight I am headed to the U.S. Steel Yard to see the Railcats play the Schaumburg Flyers. This would normally be a trip that I would dread since it looks as though it is going to rain. A couple of things make this a cool trip. One is that Felix Jose is a member of the Flyers. He was considered a very good prospect for a while. All kidding aside though two members of the Chicago Blackhawks will be on hand. One of them is Ben Eager, and the other one is none other than Stan Mikita. They will be signing autographs on the concourse during the game. Stan is one of the beloved Blackhawk players, and it will be an honor to meet him. The Railcats are also giving away 1,500 black Hoosier bats with both the Railcats and the Blackhawks logos on them. Well I had better go wait in line. I want one of these bats!
It seems as though the NHL would like to see hockey at Wrigley Field next winter. The game may be announced soon, and from what I have heard it will be the Blackhawks and the Red Wings in the second outdoor game ever. I for one would love to see this happen. I am a hockey fan that has stayed away from the ice for a while. This might be the perfect way for me to get back into the swing of things. It could also be another chance for me to see Chris Chelios on the ice again. I found the picture above over at Deadspin.com, and thought that it was appropriate for the post. I think that the Cub faithful would not even notice the difference if a hockey game was going on. They are just there for the party. If this does happen you will see a report from me after the game. There is no way that I a going to miss this.