Tag: Chicago Cubs

Miserable sports reporting

I happened to have missed Sunday’s White Sox/Cubs interleague game, so I was looking for a good update in the papers for the South Sider’s  5-3 win. Instead, all I got were after-game stories that described, not the action on the field, but the post-game reaction of managers and players . We got human interest stories. Stories... Read more »

Re-living the first interleague Cubs/White Sox series

Sitting here, hoping that the White Sox-Cubs game would resume after a long rain delay, I recalled that my son Don and I were at the first interleague series that counted. (Except for long ago World Series, all previous games were only exhibitions.) Speculation was rampant about the coming chaos in stands as hateful fans unloaded on... Read more »

Hey, Tribune. The White Sox are a Chicago team too

Believe me, I looked hard, but I still might have missed it. For the second time, I noticed that the home delivered Chicago Tribune sports section didn’t have a story about the Chicago White Sox. My apologies if I missed it. This is astonishing. Chicago is home to a American League team–a Major League Baseball team–that... Read more »
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Boston Red Sox 4, Chicago White Sox 1

No, that’s not the real score; the two teams weren’t playing. That’s the relative amount of space that the Chicago Tribune gave to each team in its Sunday print sports section. A story and pictures about what the Boston Red Sox can teach the Chicago Cubs took up two full pages (called a double truck in the business)... Read more »

Say what? The White Sox are in first place

Well, tied for first anyway. For  the moment. They’re not supposed to be there; the spotlight is on the Cubs. Obsessively so. Maybe its just a measure of how weak the AL Central is. Or how competitive it is. Anyway, I just thought that I should point this out, because it’s been over shadowed by... Read more »

Almost 13 million people lined Chicago Cubs victory parade route

Hey, if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s minions can claim that 5 million people turned out to cheer the Chicago Cubs along their parade route and in Grant Park, why don’t we just go for broke: The entire population of Illinois, almost 13 million people according to the census, showed up. The 5 million estimate, which... Read more »
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This is not about the Chicago Cubs or the presidential election

Like the Seinfeld show, this post is about nothing. It’s just a break for you from the throbbing, never-ending coverage of the Chicago Cubs World Series championship and the most abysmal ever presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. You may remain on this page for as long as you want. Read why Americans need to learn... Read more »

Why World Series game 7 is important to America

Words of wisdom and quietude from USAToday: But all that wretchedness  [of the presidential election] is for tomorrow. Today we have a fairy tale of a game that’s an instant classic before its first pitch. Baseball remains our national pastime — even if football’s bellicose style garners more eyeballs on TV — because it is... Read more »

Chicago and the Cubs don't "deserve" to win the World Series

It’s Autumn and time for annual competition among columnists about which city “deserves to win the World Series.” And because I’m from Chicago, if I enter the sweepstakes, I would be expected to say that the Cleveland Indians don’t deserve to win the World Series, but the Chicago Cubs do because they’re the world’s most woe-begotten... Read more »
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The Cubs are looking like the White Sox

While watching (and cheering for) the Chicago Cubs last night in the MLB National League Championship Series , I felt the same frustration that I felt this year watching my White Sox play. No offense when it counted, as if they never faced a major league pitcher before.  Zero runs scored in two games. Jeez,... Read more »
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