Writers Bloc: Cubs' second home

  • Do the Chicago Cubs have two home stadiums? Michael
    Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel thinks they do
    after what he's witnessed at Miller Park this week. By
    his estimation, 80 to 90 percent of the crowd was
    there to cheer on the Cubs in favor of the local nine.
    Is this embarrassing for the Brewers, or are they just
    glad to have the turnstiles clicking for a change?

  • Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has been
    leafing through the Brewers media guide and found
    himself fascinated with some of the off-field pursuits
    of major league umpires detailed therein. Everyone
    knows Joe West sings country, but what about the rest
    of them?

  • There's a lesson in this somewhere: Former Cy Young
    winner Denny McLain is working in a 7-11 store
    as part of a work release program. Angelique S.
    Chengelis of the Detroit News reports that McLain must
    do this and live in a halfway house as part of
    finishing his eight-year prison sentence for
    embezzlement. McLain has had one of the most
    problematic post-playing careers in baseball history,
    to say the least.