Everyday Inspiration – Anecdotes

(NOTE: I consider myself a good writer, but good only gets better by practice. So I've signed up for the WordPress Everyday Inspiration schedule to prompt me to write something different every day. This is the result of today's nudge.) So there we were. We just found our seats, which were off to the side … Continue reading Everyday Inspiration – Anecdotes

The Magic of Cubs Twitter

My latest on Voce Nation: Full squad workouts began last week in Mesa, AZ, as Chicago’s National League Ball Club – the Cubs, in case you’re unfamiliar – begin Spring Training along with the rest of the league. And it looks like they’re already in midseason form.To be clear, I’m talking about the @Cubs Twitter … Continue reading The Magic of Cubs Twitter

Opening Day 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xBxZGQ1dJk The Cubs take the field in Pittsburgh today for the first game of 2014. While the 2013 season largely eluded me I'm excited about the start of a new one, maybe because this winter was so mind-crushingly oppressive. But the fact remains that so many of the games this season, as they have been … Continue reading Opening Day 2014

Because what baseball needs is to be slower

What a terrible, terrible idea. In an unprecedented expansion of its own video replay program, Major League Baseball is giving team managers authority to challenge on-field rulings by sending them to officials outside the stadium. Plays will be reviewed at baseball's new Replay Command Center, located at Major League Baseball's Advanced Media offices in New … Continue reading Because what baseball needs is to be slower

Classy Maddux

I know the popular point of view on this is that it's a slight to the Cubs, who it goes can't even catch a break here, but I'm interpreting it as Maddux continuing to be a real class act who didn't want to slight either of the teams that were so important to his career. … Continue reading Classy Maddux

Meet Clark…you’ll find him on Addison

So yeah... The Cubs have an official mascot. His name is Clark, and he'll make his debut Monday during a visit to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Pediatric Developmental Center. via The Cubs have a new official mascot: Clark the Cub. - redeyechicago.com. I was originally going to say something snarky and mean about this, but … Continue reading Meet Clark…you’ll find him on Addison

Maddux goes to the Hall

Congratulations to one of the, by all accounts, nicest guys in professional sports. Always a class act on the field, obviously a mentor to younger players of all kinds and just a great pitcher. Too bad his career was sullied by so much time spent in Atlanta. 🙂 Maddux broke into the majors with the … Continue reading Maddux goes to the Hall

Chicago (the band) getting some recognition

The group's debut album is being added to the Grammy Hall of Fame while the group itself continues to be shut out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, despite a more than impressive track record. via Grammy Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees: U2, Neil Young, Run-D.M.C., Rolling Stones, and More | SPIN | … Continue reading Chicago (the band) getting some recognition

Remembering Terry Kath

Today would be the birthday of Terry Kath, the original guitarist for Chicago.  Kath continues to be an incredibly underrated artist and is, when you look at the band's early music, incredibly responsible for a lot of its sound in that era. There's a quote from Robert Lamm I once read where he pointed out … Continue reading Remembering Terry Kath

Mixed day in Chicago sports

Ugh? Yay? A little of both?