The X5 http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-cliff-pennington-jersey , The czar of baseball, and other stories"Baseball history marches forth ... as always on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. The embedded links often point to articles that I’ve chosen as illustrative of the scenes, from The Society for American Baseball Research, reproductions of period newspapers, images, and other such material. It’s all lightly unpacked and folded neatly David Ross Jersey , just for you.You might learn something, but mostly, it’s for fun!Today in baseball history:1901 - John McGraw, manager of new American League’s Orioles, signs Charlie Grant, trying to pass off the black infielder as a Cherokee Indian named Tokohoma. The skipper’s scheme to secretly integrate the major leagues unravels in Chicago when White Sox president Charles Comiskey objects to Baltimore’s new player, after recognizing the true identity of the team’s second baseman. (1)1933 - During an exhibition game in Los Angeles, CA, a significant earthquake sends the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants scurrying to second base until the tremors stop. The seismic event, which takes place along the 46-mile-long Newport-Inglewood Fault http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey , is estimated at a magnitude of 6.3. (1)1957 - New York Representative Emanuel Celler, whose committee investigated baseball, calls Ford Frick a “czar” who wishes to “gag” officials; Frick had cautioned Major League Baseball owners about commenting on the recent Supreme Court decision on professional American football coming under antitrust rules. (3)1958 - Starting this season, American League batters will be required to wear batting helmets. (3)1970 - Experimental, lively X-5 baseballs are used in all spring training games played in Arizona and Florida. The results are inconclusive. (3)Cubs birthdays: Jack Spring, Rich Hill.Sources:(1) — The National Pastime.(2) — Today in Baseball History.(3) — Baseball Reference.(4) — Society for American Baseball Research.(5) — Baseball Hall of Fame.Thanks for reading. #Cubsnews Rockies news and links for January 11, 2019"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockpileIs the past holding the Rockies back?New,298commentsRockies news and links for January 11, 2019MSTShareTweetShareShareIs the past holding the Rockies back?Are bad contracts coming back to haunt the Rockies? | Rox PileWith Yasmani Grandal signing with the Brewers, the Rockies lost out on what would have been a good pick up behind the plate. It’s also tough to see him go to a division rival who will likely put up a good fight again this season. While we might have hoped to see a signing like this Drew Smyly Jersey , it’s not likely that we will. The budget has pretty much been maxed out with the Daniel Murphy signing and holding out for Nolan Arenado. It’s tough to use our hindsight and look at deals in the past that haven’t exactly panned out. The super bullpen of yesteryear was a huge miss, and it makes one wonder if that spending has something to do with thriftiness this year. The Rockies have many young players with real potential, but they will have to rely on consistency and health in order to get it done without spending much on new contracts. Colorado Rockies quick hits: Dozier, LeMahieu, Minor League Coaches | Rox PileThings have finally starting moving in this offseason, at least for other teams. The Nationals snagged Brian Dozier for second base. The Rockies had expressed some interest in him, but didn’t really have a huge need for a second baseman, what with Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, and Brendan Rodgers ready to go. DJ LeMahieu might also be getting some second base bites Brandon Morrow Jersey , as the San Francisco Giants have shown some interest. The majority of the Rockies’ minor league affiliates have also announced their coaching staffs for the new season. 2019, here we come.Rockies and Scott Oberg agree on one-year deal after successful 2018 season | Mile High SportsThe Rockies have decided to hang onto Scott Oberg, who was one of the more consistent bullpen players last season. They avoid arbitration with him by signing the $1.3 million contract. He’s had some ups and downs with the Rockies, but hopes are that he can come off strong after a solid 2018. Billy Joel to hit Coors Field in August | MLB.comCoors Field groundskeepers will have quite a job this fall, as it’s not only the Rockies playing on the field. They’ll be bringing out a piano for the piano man himself, Billy Joel. Joel will play on August 8, joining acts such as The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, and Journey to play Coors Field.