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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Steve Goodman: Dying Cub Fans Last Request

WATCH THIS NOW!!! Who knows when Youtube will yank this. ACK!!!

This is a great song recorded by Steve Goodman just months before he died, and unfortunately he died just before the Cubs made it to the playoff for the first time since 1945. As a Cub fan and a Steve Goodman fan I find this song very melancholy, and sad, but hopeful. Plus it is a nice little blues song. Legend has it that Steve Goodman's ashes were actually buried at home plate, but I am not sure if that is true, but it would be a great story.


Clay Eals said...

Good to see your posted video of "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" by Steve Goodman. He often doesn't get his due. You might be interested in my 800-page biography, "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music." The book delves deeply into the genesis of "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" and its semi-sequel, "Go, Cubs, Go."

You ask about his ashes. They weren't buried at home plate. It was out in the vines of left field. The whole detailed story is in the book.

You can find out more at my Internet site (below). Amazingly, the book's first printing sold out in just eight months, all 5,000 copies, and a second printing of 5,000 is available now. The second printing includes hundreds of little updates and additions, including 30 more photos for a total of 575. It just won a 2008 IPPY (Independent Publishers Association) silver medal for biography: To order a second-printing copy, see the "online store" page of my site. Just trying to spread word about the book. Feel free to do the same!

Clay Eals
1728 California Ave. S.W. #301
Seattle, WA 98116-1958

(206) 935-7515
(206) 484-8008

Blues Historian said...

thanks Clay

I figured you would know what happened to his ashes. Thanks for posting and hopefully you can sell a few more books