- Kris Unise Makes 2013 All Star Game
- North End Tops Saints 4-3
- Biscuits Vs. Highland Park 7/15, 6:00 Dunning Field
North End Would like to thank Les Jones Roofing. Les Jones Roofing has been a proud sponser of your North End Biscuits the past two seasons. With their generousity they help our team play another season. We as a team and our fans thank you!
The Chicago Cubs have an Unofficial Mascot Named Billy Cub…Who is this masked Furry? Well Look no further, It's North End's Lead Off Hitter, Tijl Vanderwge
N.E.-How Did This Mascot Thing Come To Be?
T.V. - Well a buddy of mine in Chicago was doing it part time. He felt that there was a thirst for the team to have a mascot. One day he needed to find coverage for a game and he called me and asked if I could jump in the bear suit and walk around the stadium. I was like “dawg, I don’t know if I know how to do that” and my buddy was like “no man it’s easy, get in the bear suit, mingle with the fans and carry around this little igloo cooler around.” My buddy explained to me that people love mascots and they will take pictures with you and a lot of them tip and you put the tips in the cooler. I was like man that’s a great idea. After my first game I was hooked and I went out and got my own bear suit and I became Billy Cub #2.
N.E. –How are you able to commit to your contract with North End if you are always in Chicago working the streets?
T.V. – First off I only do weekends when the Cubs are at home. I also got to give my GM Tommy P. a lot of respect for scheduling the season around my work schedule which allows me to make it to most the games. If it wasn’t for him I probably would not be able to play or he might have released me out right.
N.E. – In a recent blog you were chosen the creepiest “unofficial mascot” that the Cubs have, beating out the likes of “Hot Dog Man”, “Ivy Man” and a man name Ronny Woo, Woo.
T.V. – (Laughs) I don’t know who rates us man, but how am I creepier than a giant hot dog? It is what it is dawg, I can’t control what people say or do, I can only be Billy Cub. If people think I am like a creepy clown then that’s their opinion. But I bet that hot dog guy or ivy man doesn’t have their own Facebook page. Billy Cub does, and he has like 250 likes.
N.E. – Isn’t a little frustrating that Billy Cub can’t even watch the games due to the “no costume rule” that the stadium enforces.
T.V. – Yeah, it’s a little irritating. We’re trying to change people’s (ownership) minds. We want to become the official mascot of the Cubs. We just want to make the fans excited about their team and if management is willing we would love to do what we do inside the stadium.
N.E. – Thanks for taking the time to talk to shed a little light on Billy Cub.
T.V. - My pleasure…thanks for having me! Contact Billy Cub on Facebook, and with no fail, I will get back to you before your cereal goes stale.
The 2013 Schedule Has Been Announced...Home Opener June 3rd
Your North End Biscuits will open up the 2013 season June 3rd, 6:15pm @ Concordia University against division foe Air Freight Unlimited. This will be the first game of of many that week. The Biscuits will play 5 games in the first week of the season, all against conference rivals. The rest of the week games go as follows.
June 4th Saints 6:15 @ Como Park
June 6th River Pirates 6:15 @ St. Thomas University
June 7th Rosetown 6:15 @ Como Park
June 9th Capitals 3:00 @ Como Park
Q & A With North End's Elder Statesman Dave Follmer
D.F.-A: It feels good. It's a wieght lifted off my shoulder, thats for sure. Now I can just concentrate on my workouts everyday and not have to worry about my contract.
N.E.-Q: Did you ask for a one year extension, or were you hoping for more of a long term commitment from manangement?
D.F.-A: No, no. I asked for a one year contract. When you get to be my age (30), you take it one year at a time. Management offered long term, they're very loyal to me, my boss Tommy P. has been nothing but a class act towards me and my family. So if I do decide on coming back after next year, they know they should have no problems signing me. I ain't going anywhere.
N.E.-Q: It's been a long off season, what have you been doing to stay in shape?
D.F.-A: I like to get a nice jog in every day to get the blood flowing. I then hit the gym for some free weights. Then I go to the cages by myself and hit off the tee's. I work on spraying the ball all different directions. I then throw soft toss to my self.
N.E.-Q: To yourself?
D.F.-A: Yeah, you know I throw the ball up, the ball comes down, I hit it.
N.E.-Q: You have gained quite a fan base by rocking the chest pubes over your uniform during games. Is that something you plan on doing again this year?
D.F.-A: (Laughs) Oh, definetly! That started out being unintentional, I just don't like wearing undershirts, they're constrictive and my mobility is limited. But the chest pube thing really caught on for some reason. I get some interesting fan letters about it, but it's fun. Jarred Allen's got his mullet, Mauer's got the burns and I got the chest pubes. Me and my agent got some marketing ideas coming up here in the future.
N.E.:Keep us informed on that.
D.F.:For sure, for sure. Hopefully we will have t-shirts, hats, stick on chest pubes and whatever else brings awareness to the awsomeness of the chest pube.
N.E.:We want to thank you for taking a moment of your busy schedule to talk to us and we look forward to seeing you in action in the next few weeks here.
D.F.:My pleasure thanks for having me.
Biscuits Figure Out How To Stop Losing Streak; Give The Follmer Twins The Damn Ball
Indeed Nick brings the heart but "Turkey" Follmer brings the brains. Kyle is a pitching wizard out there. "It's like poetry in motion" says team mascot Ricky Keock. "Turkey" brings a whole arsenal of pitches to the table, and every pitch defies logic. He is a true master of his craft, he can throw 16 different pitches. "It's true, I throw two cutters, sinker, change, curve, knuckler, knuckle curve, spitter, splitter, palm, fork, four variations of a slider and when I need it the ol' 67mph heater. I can use any one of those pitches at any time with confidence. I can still remember my last start back in 1998, I was in 5th grade playing for the Como Gophers and we were playing North Dale and boy was my stuff on that day. I struck out 18 batters out of 21 that night, my stuff was that good." When asked if he was concerned about coming back to the mound after such a long time off "Turkey" replied, "Of course not, I'm an athlete and I still got it." When word got out that "Turkey" was making a comeback to the mound, long time Buscuit fan and rock icon Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen said "He can throw that speed ball by ya, make you look like a fool boy!"
When asked about about his thoughts about the Follmer twins making a comeback to the pitching staff, GM Dave Zschokke stated "I'm clueless to the situation, I must have not gotten the memo about this meeting and what was talked about. If us scoring 2 runs in the last 4 games means we have to resort to the Follmer twins pitching while our team ERA is in the 2's then something went terribly wrong at this meeting."
A.P. Carves N.E. In Head In Support of Suspended Teamate Hanratty
"Turkey" Cracks Under The Pressure, Lashes Out At Camera Man
BREAKING NEWS! "Baby Boy" Hanratty Suspended 45 days, "Turkey" To Get His Shot
That opportunity may likely go to Kyle "Turkey" Follmer. Follmer who has been on the roster many years, but only has been to about a quarter of the games and came dressed about a half a dozen times, feels that he is ready. "I am ready to get at it man" says Follmer. "This team needs a shot in the arm, just jump on my back boys." "Just like (2002) freshman ball where I hit .637, we beat Cretin's freshman squad and won the fricken City Title baby."
The suspension now ruins Hanratty's three year consecutive game streak and now has been stripped of the "Iron Man" title.
Outfielders Take Knee, Infielders Move Up In New 'CJ Hanratty Shift'
Nick Follmer To Bring Back The "Butt Cut"
Nick Follmer Voted Fan Favorite
Well how ever you want to look at it Nick is the fan favorite. Congratulations Nick!