Archive for April, 2016

One Man, Two Halls

April 5, 2016
Cum Posey's Cooperstown plaque

Cum Posey’s Cooperstown plaque

Just saw (my son sent me an email alerting me) that Cumberland “Cum” Posey was elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame. Hopefully, that name means something to you. Posey was for years the co-owner, manager, and general manager of the Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues.
In 2006 he was one of several Negro League players and executives elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Although a handful of Pro Football Hall of Famers (Greasy Neale, Jim Thorpe, and George Halas) played Major League Baseball, none of them were good enough to make it to Cooperstown for a plaque. As far as I can tell, Posey is the first to be elected to two major American sports Halls of Fame (but see Baseball Idiot comment below).
Congrats to Cum Posey.

Opening Day, 2016

April 4, 2016
"Bad Bill" himself

“Bad Bill” himself

“Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of” opening day.–William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act One, Scene 1 (give or take a few words).

“play”–William Shakespeare, Henry V, prologue.

“ball”–William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene 4.

Didn’t know Bad Bill was a baseball fan did you?