Last night, for about an hour of the Cubs vs. White Sox crosstown rivalry game, the official White Sox Twitter account had a special guest tweeter: co-host of Roe/Roeper on WLS-AM and Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Richard Roeper. The Author of eight books (including Sox and the City: A Fan’s Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of ’67 to the Wizards of Oz) and former co-host of Ebert/Roeper is a legendary Sox fan, and last night he had a bigger than usual cyber-audience to read his baseball musings.
The White Sox account has 71,000+ followers, Roeper has 46,000+. Here are some of his more interesting tweets:
–awwwwwwww snap! You got burned Charlotte Bobcats front office!
Prediction for tonight’s game: Sox 10, Cubs 5. HR’s for Ramirez, Beckham and Viciedo
–Uhm yeah, the final score was 12-3 Cubs, which again reminds us why we never make baseball single game predictions. Which is again another reason why baseball, fine sport it may be in its own right, is a joke when compared to football.
–HA! Cubbies, you got served!
It took only 900+ games and 3,600 at-bats in the minors for someone to figure out Bryan LaHair can hit at the big-league level.
–I guess Crash Davis and Roy Hobbs have been fused into one real life person.
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