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Former Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia

Today is the 34th anniversary of the day, April 29, 1983, that then-Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia brought joy to the hearts of millions. On that day, Elia delivered, hands down, the greatest baseball rant ever recorded.

It never grows old. Here ’tis. Enjoy!

Lee Elia Rant

But why, you ask, does Lee Elia deserve his own national holiday?

There are two reasons: 1) He’s still alive, and would likely enjoy his well deserved acclaim; 2)  If Christopher Columbus, who brought death and misery to millions, deserves his own national holiday, isn’t Elia, who brought smiles and laughter to millions, more deserving?

Isn’t it time we started honoring those who made life just a little bit better rather than those who made it immeasurably worse?


Former Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia

Thirty-two years ago, on April 29, 1983, then-Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia delivered the greatest baseball rant ever recorded. It remains an inspiration to this day.

Here ’tis.

Enjoy.


While listening to the WGN radio broadcast of the Cubs-D’backs game a while back, I heard former Cubs player Gary Matthews Jr. butcher “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” The high or low point of his performance, depending on how you look at it, was the following line:

“Buy me some peanuts and canker jacks”

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