Posts tagged "baseball"

Interview with Jesse White: A Martin Luther King Disciple

Interview with Jesse White: A Martin Luther King Disciple
Jesse White has been the Illinois Secretary of State since 1998, when he won the office by a landslide. He grew up in Illinois and graduated from Waller High School (now Lincoln Park HS) and won a scholarship to Alabama State, where he played baseball and basketball, while also coaching gymnastics and studying to be... Read more »

Are American Sports Fans Too Cool to Sing?

Are American Sports Fans Too Cool to Sing?
Follow @MySportsComplex Sports fans around the world aren’t known first for their vocal gifts. But enthusiasm seems to be an innate quality. It could be that different cultures have different styles. Americans are known by Europeans for their forwardness, and their informal, talkative nature. While college football fans in Nebraska, Mississippi and Southern Cal might... Read more »

Cubs & Phillies: Why We Are Fans

Cubs & Phillies: Why We Are Fans
Note: this piece has been re-written and moved to The Bleacher Report. You can now find the piece and more related fan videos at the link below. Thanks for reading. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/781147-chicago-cubs-why-we-are-fans-anyhow Andy Frye writes about sports and life here and chirps via Twitter at @MySportsComplex. Fans rule. Follow @MySportsComplex
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Cubs, Phillies Wear Green Sleeves

Cubs, Phillies Wear Green Sleeves
Follow @MySportsComplex If you are a baseball stats wizard you might know that Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge pitched 27 saves in 2010. But you probably didn’t know that last year the Phillies saved the environment 3,224 barrels of oil, 174 tons of plastic, and 100,000 trees last year. The effort is all part of... Read more »

"Mess with my Baseball Hat, You Mess with Me"

The following is part of a series called Short Short Sports Stories which are real life stories and things that happened around 1000 words. Fans who love sports love their sportswear. It’s just part of the game of fandom. In college, I built up a nice collection of sweatshirts, which at one point consisted of... Read more »

Dear Auto-Correct,

Dear Auto-Correct: You have a familiar trait, one I have known all of my life. That trait is the loving, motherly tendency to constantly correct everything I say and do. Now, I know that I owe you a debt of gratitude for all that you’ve done for me since my youth. I know I don’t... Read more »
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Throwing Pics: #4 - "Cubs Fan's" can't spell.

Technically, not a misspelling, Cubs fans (as it should be written) are welcomed for a drink nearby The Friendly Confines in possessive tense. As a Cubs fan, I wish I could blame this error on a a printer in Bridgeport. Andy Frye has a photographic sports mind and documents it here, and throughout the day... Read more »