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Top 5 Sports Callers Of The Week: February 23-February 27

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports & CBS Sports Radio that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

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30 Players: Souza Has Tools To Impress For Tampa Bay Rays

Most baseball fans likely know Steven Souza from the unbelievable, no-hitter-saving catch he made in the final game of the regular season for the Nationals last year.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

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30 Players: Red Sox Hope Rusney Castillo’s Talent Translates To Bigs

Aside from elite prospects, it’s not often that a player with only 10 games of MLB experience comes into Spring Training with an almost guaranteed spot in the starting lineup.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2015

Micah Johnson. (Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Levine: Micah Johnson Has Leg Up On Competiton

The main battle to be won in White Sox camp will be the second base position.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

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MLB Makes Small Pace Of Game Changes, Passes On Bigger Steps

The biggest change is hitters will have to keep a foot in the batter’s box in most cases.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: MLB Gets Start Toward Speeding Up Game

Changes reportedly include hitters keeping one foot in the batter’s box between pitches.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 22: A general view during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 22, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

5 Reasons To Get Excited For Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers report today for 13 of the MLB teams.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2015

Alex Rodriguez.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez Issues Handwritten Apology

Rodriguez apologized for the mistakes that led to his suspension.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2015

Chris Sale. (Getty Images)

Pitchers, Catchers Report This Week

The Cubs report to Mesa this Thursday, while the White Sox report to Glendale this Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2015

Jose Abreu hits a run scoring single against the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: MLB’s Smart To Focus On Low Strike Zone

The data shows the low strike zone is contributing to declining offense in MLB.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2015

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Baffoe: More Baseball Rule Changes Rob Manfred Should Consider

If we’re going to ban defensive shifts, we might as well go wild.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

Rick Hahn the Vice-President/General Manager of the Chicago White Sox. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Relaxed Rick Hahn Has Sox In Good Place

The relatively young GM is under new pressure to win from a notoriously fickle, cranky fanbase.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bad Money Is Part Of Baseball

Winning titles justifies overpaying players in baseball.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

MLB umpire Dale Scott, right. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

MLB Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out As Gay

Scott is the first MLB umpire to come out as gay.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Adam Silver Setting Himself Apart From Other Commissioners

Really good guys make bad commissioners. You need to find the right edge, which Silver has.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, left, manager Joe Maddon, center, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Report: MLB Probing Cubs For Tampering In Joe Maddon Hiring

Theo Epstein and Maddon have denied any tampering occurred.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

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9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, and MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: MLB, NBA Share ‘Regular’ Problem

For different reasons, the MLB and NBA regular seasons need to be reduced.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Keidel: Royal Blue Skies For Kansas City

Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Ishikawa 3-Run Homer Sends Giants To World Series

The Giants will face the Royals in the World Series.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

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