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2 White Sox, 1 Cub in ‘Baseball Tonight’ Top 25

April 1, 2015

Midweek musings: For what it’s worth, ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” unveiled its list of top 25 major-league players Tuesday night. Both the White Sox (four players) and Cubs (two players) were represented — even if three of them hadn’t played a game for their current team. Sox left-hander Chris Sale was No. 7, Sox first baseman […]

Cubs Send Bryant to Minors; Bulls’ Rose Practices

March 31, 2015

Random thoughts (well, as close as we generally come to such things around here) while wondering how many of the Chicago Cubs’ April home games will be postponed by weather and/or construction concerns: * Speaking of the Cubs, highly touted power prospect Kris Bryant (9 home runs, 15 runs batted in, .425 Cactus League batting […]

WSCR Ought to Take Some Sort of Action

March 27, 2015

Friday follies: Dan Bernstein is a boob man. Dan Bernstein is a boob, man. How about both? If nothing else, the co-host of WSCR’s “Boers and Bernstein” afternoon show is a self-proclaimed idiot. He told listeners as much Thursday. He did so because of sexist tweets about Comcast SportsNet’s Aiyana Cristal. For a smart guy […]

Butler, Snell, Mirotic Help Bulls Rally by Raptors

March 26, 2015

Jimmy Butler returned to his pre-injury form Wednesday night, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the host Toronto Raptors 116-103. OK, even better than before an elbow injury that sidelined him for 11 games and from which he returned Monday. Butler had a team-high 23 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field (2-of-3 three-pointers) in a […]

Bears’ Image Takes Hit by Adding McDonald

March 25, 2015

The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent defensive lineman Ray McDonald. He has a reputation for being a hard hitter. Oh, wait; that’s away from the field and against women. Despite his history of domestic violence allegations, the Bears added the former San Francisco 49er. Because. Because chairman George McCaskey — who […]

Eye-Opening Efforts on a Sleepy Sunday

March 23, 2015

Monday meanderings: Sometimes life just passes you by. OK, maybe not you. Maybe just me. Such was the case Sunday — mainly because most of the day (and part of the evening) was spent sleeping. Sleep is good. It can help ward off or diminish things like illness — that’s the upside. The downside is […]

2 Homers by Rookie Power White Sox (and Cubs)

March 22, 2015

Sunday smorgasbord: Yes, it was an impressive Cactus League performance with two home runs from a rookie who was drafted No. 1 by his Chicago ballclub. But you’re probably tired of hearing about him. After all, there’s only so much hype a person can endure before wondering if this ballplayer is as good as he […]

Minute Change May Mean Big Difference for Bulls

March 21, 2015

Forward Taj Gibson returned from an ankle injury to the lineup Friday for the Chicago Bulls’ 108-92 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors. He had six points and three rebounds in 11 minutes. So he wasn’t exactly the key to victory. He might be Saturday night at Detroit — because of his time played Friday. […]

Excitement Over NCAA Tournament? You Bet

March 20, 2015

Like some of the teams playing in Thursday’s games in the NCAA basketball tournament, a few of us slept through much of the action. Not that some of the games weren’t competitive (well, some were not, but that’s to be expected in the opening round). Not that there weren’t upsets (there were with a couple […]

Should Bulls Fans Be Rooting for Iowa State?

March 19, 2015

The NCAA basketball tournament begins Thursday (some of us do not consider play-in games part of the actual tourney). Most folks already are aware, as filling out a tournament bracket is something of an American tradition. For those without a specific team to root for (other than for monetary reasons), you might want to think […]

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