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Jackie Robinson West Little League US Champs & South Side Heroes

Jackie Robinson West Little League US Champs & South Side Heroes
So after ten days, six games and two losses the last coming today at the hands of the Little League World Series Champions from  South Korea, Jackie Robinson West’s post season is over. But I don’t think any of us (especially from the south side), will forget any of this anytime soon. This final game... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game 4 With Defense & Pitching

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game 4 With Defense & Pitching
Once again Jackie Robinson West had a solid victory, today it was a 6-1 victory over the Pearland, Texas team which previously made to the Little League World Series in 2010. But they were short handed in pitching with five pitchers not available due to high pitch counts over their last three games. That’s something... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game Three The Right Way

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game Three The Right Way
So once again Jackie Robinson West came through with a big win but this will wasn’t just on power hitting and being aggressive. This was on timely hitting, strategic defense and top quality pitching. So they play again tomorrow at 6:30 vs the Pearland Texas team on ESPN. But more than anything this game was... Read more »
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Jackie Robinson West Loses Game Two But Plays Again Tomorrow

Jackie Robinson West Loses Game Two But Plays Again Tomorrow
So today Jackie Robinson West played a team better than they were, just that simple. Today they got to be on the losing end of a “mercy rule” game losing 13-2 in four innings. But they live to see another day, its a double elimination tournament, so it takes two losses to be sent home,... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game One Of The Little League World Series

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game One Of The Little League World Series
So this afternoon the baseball boys from Morgan Park came out swinging, literally with a first inning home run and the hits kept coming leading to a slaughter rule shortened (10 run lead through 5 innings), game. The final score was 12-2 over Lynwood Washington. Also today Dicks Sporting Goods on 11th & Canal got... Read more »

Chicago's Little League World Series Team Jackie Robinson West

Chicago's Little League World Series Team Jackie Robinson West
For the first time in 31 years the south side of Chicago is being represent in the Little League World Series and it’s from none other than Morgan Park’s Jackie Robinson West team from 105th & Morgan. Having been raised directly south of them in West Pullman (I grew up on Morgan Street just 2... Read more »
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What Is Going On With Tony Stewart?

What Is Going On With Tony Stewart?
So by now you’ve heard how three time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was involved in a on track incident Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York State last night. What we know now is that Stewart the part of owner of Stewart-Haas racing (which is the team consisting of Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick & Kurt... Read more »

Why Chicago Should Host The NFL Draft

Why Chicago Should Host The NFL Draft
The NFL Draft is the future of professional football every spring, its the planting of seeds in the garden so you can harvest a great season in the fall. But even better its the start of the football season, yes, its the first event of the next season after the Super Bowl several months before.... Read more »

The Day NASCAR Became Presidential & A King Was Crowned

The Day NASCAR Became Presidential & A King Was Crowned
This Friday marks a significant 30th anniversary when NASCAR really came into being a national sport. Now some will say that happened five years prior at the Daytona 500 which was the first nationally televised NASCAR race on February 18 1979 but the event that day was at the race’s conclusion with the famous fight... Read more »
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Wendell Scott Has Been Elected To NASCAR's Hall Of Fame

Wendell Scott Has Been Elected To NASCAR's Hall Of Fame
Today Wendell Scott was elected into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame, yes the 1960’s and 70’s trailblazing African American racer is now posthumously honored in the hallowed halls with NASCAR’s finest in Charlotte North Carolina. Though there was already a small exhibit about him, now he has truly been elected by his peers as one... Read more »
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