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Favorite All-Star Game Moments

Favorite All-Star Game Moments
Below is a list of Chicago Tough’s favorite All-Star Game moments.  Enjoy!

When 'Simple' Was Killed; the End of Cubs Day Baseball: August 8th,1988

When 'Simple' Was Killed; the End of Cubs Day Baseball: August 8th,1988
I have this picture in my top drawer that I adore. It’s a picture of me at my first baseball game.  June 5th, 1987.  Cubs vs. Cardinals.  I’m wearing the ole Cubs solid blue road jersey and my brand new Wilson glove.  You can see me squinting; probably trying to figure out what all those... Read more »

Sixth Grade Summer Schoolers Finding Ways to Insert 'R.A. Dickey' Into Sentences

Sixth Grade Summer Schoolers Finding Ways to Insert 'R.A. Dickey' Into Sentences
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Jennifer Allen of Roosevelt Middle School thought that teaching an summer school class wouldn’t be that big of a deal. Unfortunately for Allen and many other area grade school teachers, a new menace has found its way into the classroom: R.A. Dickey. “I’m not naive,” said a tired Allen.  “I’ve been in... Read more »
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The 1989 Cubs and the Disease of Hope

The 1989 Cubs and the Disease of Hope
Somewhere in a Chicago area convenience store, a 30-something Cubs fan is thumbing through the pages of his baseball preview. The prospects for next year look bleak.  A cast of has-beens and could’ve-beens and probably-wont’s fill the roster page.  The projection shows 4th in the NL Central.  For all intents and purposes, it’s going to... Read more »

National League wins; George Steinbrenner's casket loses home advantage

National League wins; George Steinbrenner's casket loses home advantage
ANAHEIM- This wasn’t the way George wanted to go out. The National League all-stars defeated the American League all-stars 3-1 for their first mid-summer classic victory in 13 years.  The victory means that the casket of George Steinbrenner will not be commemorated outside of the new Yankee Stadium, but inside the National League’s victorious Citi Field in... Read more »

This Day in Sports History, April 5th, 2010

1915- Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in a brutal 26 round match.  After the match, Johnson is so tired he only sleeps with two white women. 1925- Babe Ruth collapses outside a train station in Asheville, North Carolina.  Ruth collapsed when he thought he saw a single woman made only of hot dogs. In 1987, these... Read more »
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