I only lived in Chicago for a couple years but I can vouch for the fact that it's a divided city. Each little section corresponds to a certain ethnicity and the gaps in between are pretty much filled with yuppies. But more importantly, there's the huge divide separating the North and South sides of the city, a divide best exemplified by the Cubs up north and the White Sox down south. Although we know all about the rivalry and mutual dislike between the two groups of fans, not to mention their socio-economic disparities, sometimes that difference can only be truly explained in pictures. Moving pictures, to be more exact. And no, I don't mean Ozzie and Lou. I'm talking Ron Swanson: That, my friends, is a rivalry. Powered by tradition. -A...Read more
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What does a World Champion do to his World Champion pal on April Fool's Day?
FANTASTIC! I love being witness to the shenanigans baseballers indulge in. And I ain't talkin' about chicken, beer and video game shenanigans. I'm talkin' about Read more
Berkman plays truck prank on WainwrightBy Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com JUPITER, Fla. -- Lance Berkman and several Cardinals teammates helped pull off a terrific April Fools' joke on Adam Wainwright during Sunday's game. The pranksters had the public address announcer give away a car to a fan, who, playing along with the gag, ran onto the field to collect his gift. Berkman drove the vehicle -- Wainwright's white Chevy Silverado -- onto the field and past an unsuspecting Wainwright, who did a double-take at the license plate while sitting in the dugout. The winning fan, who was David Freese's cousin, jumped into the back of the truck and Berkman drove out of the stadium.
So the Cubs traded their best lefty (Sean Marshall) for Travis Wood and then Travis Wood doesn't even make the team. Is Theo doing it right? Gabe Harvey, IL ___________________________________ Remember when Barack Obama first came into office and the U.S. and world economies were doing their best impressions of 1929? Well, that's kind of where Epstein sits right now. It would be easier to just burn the place down and start over (which is always an option when you're talking about Chicago) but there's no way anyone would support that. So, he's going to have to make the most of what he has and slowly try to rebuild. That doesn't necessarily mean simply accepting the situation, though. Normally, when you pay big money for a guy or give up a big name in a trade, the expectation is that new guy is going to play and you'll just have to suffer if he doesn't quite...Read more
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