Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spotlight on Jim Forsell

When we last saw Jim Forsell, it was in a Friendly Encounters with jockey Earlie Fires. That featured garnered tremendous response (all from Jim). Still, it was enough to warrant another appearance by Jim.
Recently Jim launched himself into the national spotlight (or at least the Rockford area light) by challenging Matt Trowbridge of the Rockford Register Star. Trowbridge accepted Jim's challenge about the Chicago Cubs making the 2010 playoffs. If the Cubs make it, Trowbridge will push a baseball with his nose across the State Street bridge. If the Cubs choke, Jim will be the baseball pusher. Either way, Johngy's Beat will be there to cover the event.
Jim isn't just a Cubs fan though. He is a baseball aficionado with a clever mind (and apparently lots of time on his hands). Jim searched rosters, consulted with coaches, looked to the north star, ate some Cheerios and had a little fun with some baseball names.

The All-Restaurant Team:Felix Pie, Phil Coke, Coco Crisp, Garrett Mock, Robert Ray, Donnie Veal, Aaron Cook, Mike Carp and Renyel Pinto.
The All-Travel Team:Luke French, Bobby Crosby, John Maine, Ricky Romero, Mike Parisi, Wade Leblanc and Craig Italiano.
The All-Hairpiece Team:Ubaldo Jiminez
The All-O Team:Carlos Zambrano, Geovany Soto, Alfonso Soriano, Ryan Theriot, John Grabow, Wellington Castillo, Sterlin Castro, Mike Fontenot, Matt Sinatro and Andres Blanco (Editor's Note:This team has a strong Chicag-O Cubs flavor to it)
The All-Banker Team:Travis Buck, Brad Penny and John Meloan.
The All-Six Syllable Team:Jared Saltalamacchia.
The Great-Name Team:Boof Bonser, J.J. Putz, Denard Span, Coco Crisp, Lastings Milledge, Claudio Vargas, Augie Ojeda, Jair Jurrjens and Placido Polanco.
The All-Entertainment Team:Martin & Lucas and Michael Bourn.
The All-Chicago Streets Team:Huston Street, Ryan Dempster and Randy Wells.
The All-History Team:Adam Kennedy, Mark Hamilton, Brad Lincoln and Mike Lincoln.
The All-Charles Dickens Team:Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Nichlas Nickleby, Daniel Quilp and Agnes Wickfield.
Below, Jim is sitting on the bench in the Cubs dugout during a 2009 tour of Wrigley Field. He says if there was an All-Bench Warmer Team, he'd be a strong candidate.
Jim Forsell in Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL-late 2000's.

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