I have been covering the local sports scene for the last 30 years and in that time have seen more games and events then anybody. I’ve been privileged to have covered 9 local championships (6 by the Bulls, and one each by the Bears, White Sox & Blackhawks). I have also covered 3 no hitters and one perfect game and had the honor of covering the best basketball player ever on a daily basis. Not only do I love reporting on sports but I equally enjoy participating (Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Tennis…etc.) You name it and I love it. I’m a huge movie goer who also likes to travel and I own a piece of a local minor league baseball team as well as a piece of a local restaurant.
There’s no doubt that Theo Epstein gives the Cubs their best chance for winning in a long time…like say a century.
Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita met over 50 years ago and have remained close all these years. And with the unveiling of their statues Saturday night they will remain side by side for eternity…in bronze
For weeks I continued to say that the NBA would start on time. All my peers said I was crazy but I stuck to my guns thinking the two sides would work it out. Boy was I wrong.
In a dismal filled baseball season for the White Sox, the ovation that Mark Buehrle received when he came off the field Tuesday night had to be the hi-lite.
Juan Pierre reached a milestone of 2,000 hits Thursday night but also has been one of the more maligned players in Chicago history. Both Cub and Sox fans have taken turns ripping this guy since he has played on both sides of town
Richard Dent thanked just about everybody in North America when he finally got up and spoke to the gathered audience here at the Hall of Fame on Saturday. He was told in advance that his speech should go no longer than eight minutes.
Initially Konerko’s injury was diagnosed as a bruised calf but it has now been expanded to a deep bone bruise and it’s actually closer to the knee.
Never say never, but it looks like White Sox General Manager, Kenny Williams is done dealing. Prior to Saturday’s game vs. Boston, Williams said the following, “I would say the chances of anything additional is very very slim.”
Wednesday’s trade sending Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen to Toronto for right handed pitchers Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart serves two purposes.
Major league sources have told me that Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has spoken to Pat Gillick as recently as last week.
What do Mike Quade and Donald Rumsfeld have in common? Both were detained and patted down by TSA officials at airports on Wednesday.
Admit it Chicago, you’ve probably never relished the All Star break as much as this year. Mind you, I said the break and not the All Star game itself. The game is a joke but that’s a story for another day. What I’m talking about is having a few days away from the terrible season we are witnessing on both sides of town.
For the first time since last August the White Sox finally beat the Twins. Their 4-3 come from behind victory snapped a 9 game skid to Minnesota and they did it with 2 out hits.
It never should have come to an extra fan vote but Paul Konerko is going to the All Star game anyway. Konerko held off Detroit’s Victor Martinez to win the vote.
Just about everything concerning the Major League All Star game is goofy and if you’re a White Sox fan you can now add to the fact that Paul Konerko was not named (yet) to the team while Carlos Quentin was.
Opting better to be safe then sorry the White Sox placed pitcher John Danks on the 15 day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
The last thing the White Sox could afford on Saturday was a short appearance from their starter but that’s exactly what happened as John Danks left early with an injury.
It was far from sexy but the Bulls came away satisfied with their draft as they landed Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler.
Try as they might to make a trade, the Bulls will likely end up using both their first round picks. Currently the Bulls have picks 28 and 30 in the opening round, and it’s beyond rare to get an impact player that far down.
Bulls General Manager Gar Forman all but said not to expect the Bulls to make any deals during the NBA Draft on Thursday night.