On the front page, the sports page and even in the editorials.
(Update: page has aged off of the web)
http://www.sj-r.com/frontpages/081706Page1.pdfI wonder if the local stores will start selling Cubs jerseys with O'Malley 48 on them.
O'Malley makes dream debut for Cubs
By JIM RUPPERT SPORTS EDITOR
Published Thursday, August 17, 2006
SHG grad throws eight scoreless innings, wins big league debut
(When I see 48, I just think "Rick Reuschel".
Would you believe Ryan already has his own Wikipedia page?
Yep, he has a video at youtube.com
Ryan O'Malley Gets A Pie In The Face
Use this search to see if more become available...
Of course, the SJ-R is covering this story!
They've even added a message board for the game.
O'Malley earns start vs. Moyer
Lincoln Land's Student Spotlight
Ryan is mentioned on Len & Bob's WGN Podcast
From ABC news
Flashback: O'Malley Always the Battling Type
cubs.com player info
Sports Illustrated webpage for Ryan
ESPN Player card
O'Malley manufactures Minute Maid miracle
By Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer
Posted Thursday, August 17, 2006
HOUSTON: Cubs manager Dusty Baker termed left-hander Ryan O'Malley's
pitching performance Wednesday "sent from above."
Read about O'Malley in the Taiwan news
and the Chicago Suburban News
and the Lincoln Courier
O'Malley to lure hometown flock
By Paul Sullivan Tribune staff reporter
Published August 21, 2006
A caravan of Ryan O'Malley fans will be traveling up Interstate Hwy.
55 from Springfield on Tuesday to watch the Cubs' rookie make his
Wrigley Field debut against ex-Cub Jamie Moyer.
Our local paper, the State Journal-Register was mentioned at cubs.com ...
Quote from website...
Hometown hero: O'Malley is the toast of nearby Springfield, Ill.
According to Jim Ruppert, sports editor of the State Journal-Register,
O'Malley's win in his first big-league start on Aug. 16 prompted a
Beverly Hills, Calif., talent agent to inquire about movie rights to
the pitcher's story.
There are at least three billboards in Springfield for Lincoln Land
Community College that use O'Malley's picture -- and that was before
he started and pitched eight shutout innings against the Astros.
08/26/2006 1:17 PM ET
Notes: Walrond to make Cubs debut
Rookie left-hander last appeared in Major Leagues in 2003
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
My question for Ryan O'Malley
Chatham is the town south of Springfield, IL which hosts a Sweet Corn festival every summer.
One of the events is the cow chip throwing contest.
See photos of that event here
I'd like to know if he ever participated in this event and how did he do? (Did he win?)
PS: If you're looking to adopt a pet, see who is waiting for adoption by visiting
and running a search using your local zip code.
You can view photos of adoptable pets in the local shelters at this site.
Check this page for an update on Ryan O'Malley
NEW! Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit Springfield!