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.
A report this morning out of the St. Louis Post Dispatch said that the Cubs have made a qualifying offer to Albert Pujols. The Cubs themselves had “no comment” on the report, but let’s look at this realistically.
A lot of talk on day 1 at the Winter Meetings down here in Dallas but no action for either the Cubs or Sox….yet.
The city of Chicago dominated the opening of baseball’s winter meetings. The first thing on MLB’s agenda was the announcement of the Veteran’s Committee on who was going into the Hall of Fame. The announcement came early in the morning with former Cub Ron Santo getting in while former Sox player Minnie Minoso fell short.
To no ones surprise the first player to show up at the Bulls practice facility on Thursday was Derrick Rose. And to even less less surprise Rose said he’s ecstatic to be back and still blames himself for last season’s playoff loss to Miami.
You hate to pin a loss on one play but it would be easy if you want as the Bears lost to the Raiders 25-20 out here in Oakland.
Now, Epstein will work hard to get his new organization to the top of much more important categories. The Cubs President will now pretty much go underground as he tries to rebuild the franchise.
From all appearances it looks like Dale Sveum will be the new Cub’s Manager. All indications point to that following a series of events from Wednesday.
After sitting around the Phister Hotel up here in Milwaukee most of the day we finally got a chance to talk to the various General Managers. It actually was sort of funny because when they came into the ball room it was like feeding time at the zoo. We pounced on them and barely let them up for air.
If any of you have followed me on the station, or Facebook or Twitter you know that I am a die hard hoops junkie. All levels of the sport are cool but the ultimate for me is the NBA and I have been going crazy without it during this prolonged lockout.
Maddux came off incredibly impressive in his press conference with the media on Wednesday and I’m told he was just as impressive when interviewing with the Cubs’ brass.
Pete Mackanin equated his interview with the Cubs brass like being put through a grinder. Mackinan, currently with the Phillies organization, said the interview reallys started over dinner on Thursday and continued through late afternoon Friday.
One lesson my dad taught me at a young age was not to get over impressed by looks, but it’s hard not to be impressed by the Cubs new front office.
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.”