Archive for 2014

My White Sox Christmas Wish List

My White Sox Christmas Wish List
When I was a kid one of my favorite things to do leading up to Christmas was to look through the JC Penney catalog and figure out what I wanted.  My brother and I turned it into a game where we would go page by page and have to choose one thing to get before... Read more »

My Moment of Genius

My Moment of Genius
I can’t point to a lot of truly inspirational moments in my life.  Those times where a true epiphany occurred, that thunderbolt of inspiration, making all before it insignificant and all after it the groundbreaking path.  Sure, there was times when I had good ideas.  I’ve pursued some of those, let others fall to the... Read more »

Blogapalooza Hour: Perfect Day

Blogapalooza Hour: Perfect Day
I’ve had quite a few really good days, pretty close to perfect days.  Some are just days you know?  Like the day my girlfriend (now wife) quit smoking.  We tried to stay busy all day so we went to a breakfast joint for Swedish pancakes, then took a long walk.  We decided to catch a... Read more »
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You Can't Win If You Don't Play: White Sox and Joe Maddon

You Can't Win If You Don't Play: White Sox and Joe Maddon
There are some really exciting, young baseball players in Chicago right now.  There is a possibility that some more will make their way to the big leagues by 2015 and help the team with a playoff push.  As it happens, one of the best managers in baseball, a pretty strong consensus if there ever was... Read more »

Tweet Free World Series

Tweet Free World Series
I’ve been keeping an eye on the World Series, as I’m wont to do, with a bit of a passive eye.  I haven’t had a dog in the fight for almost ten years (jeez! ten years already!) so catching up on awesome shows like The Flash makes for a more enjoyable night.  Further confirmation that... Read more »

The Marathon is Here! And I'm Not

The Marathon is Here! And I'm Not
The past two years, I ran the Chicago Marathon.  2012 was a great experience, 2013 not so much.  Batting .500 on marathons though is a pretty good record.  I still finished in 2013 and somewhere around 35th and Michigan, I declared in my best Scarlet O’Hara voice, “If it is the last thing I do,... Read more »
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2014 White Sox: Not As Bad As You Think

2014 White Sox: Not As Bad As You Think
From a post at the end of the 2013 White Sox season: Lastly, looking toward 2014, don’t expect too much.  The White Sox definitely have begun an austerity campaign.  They are going with youth, shedding payroll and I can’t imagine they will be spending much on free agents, and really why would they? I don’t... Read more »

Paul Konerko: The End of The Most Successful White Sox Era

Paul Konerko: The End of The Most Successful White Sox Era
There he goes, off to Arizona and life beyond baseball.  I’m glad I got to go to Paul Konerko’s last game on Sunday.  The official Konerko night was the game before, with all of the hoopla that one expects from a pre-game ceremony.  The parting gifts, the old players and the family all out in... Read more »

Series Recaps: Knowing When to Say When

Series Recaps: Knowing When to Say When
So there I was, being the dutiful homeowner and dad.  I was priming the house, cleaning up the porch and doing various other chores around the house.  I noticed the collection of cable wires going this way and that on the side of the house and earlier in the summer I managed to get a... Read more »
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Ray Rice Is A Bad --- Oh Look! A Blocked Punt!

Ray Rice Is A Bad --- Oh Look! A Blocked Punt!
Chris Berman is taking a little heat from the twitterati (they can’t really generate much more than that) over his self-interruption while discussing the Ray Rice news with the action going on during the game he was calling.  It made for a very awkward transition to say the least, a bit of horrible tone-deafness no... Read more »
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