9/22 Recipe for … ?
Ryan Dempster, Kosuke Fukudome, Koyie Hill and Alfonso Soriano need not worry. At least I hope not. There is no “curse of the cookbook.”
The four Cubs are featured on the cover of the Chicago Cubs Cookbook along with Derrek Lee, Ted Lilly, Tyler Colvin, Geovany Soto and Carlos Zambrano. Since publication in July, Lee and Lilly have been traded, while Colvin and Soto are done for the year because of injuries. We all know what a roller coaster ride Zambrano has been on.
After seeing the proofs for the cookbook cover earlier this season, Randy Wells was upset he wasn’t included. Not anymore.
But this is nothing like the black cat or the billy goat who haunt the Cubs. That didn’t stop manager Mike Quade from joking about it. Told about what’s happened to some of the cover boys, Quade quipped: “Please tell me I’m not on the cover.”
Not to worry, “Q.” However, he does share a delicious pecan crusted snook recipe.
The book is available on Cubs.com and proceeds benefit Dempster’s foundation, which is a good thing. The book was recently ranked among the top 15 sports and recreation books in the country in sales, according to a list published in the Wall Street Journal. It’s for a good cause and good eating.
— Carrie Muskat