After 2020 voluntary workouts proved to be a unique experience during a pandemic, the 2021 voluntary workouts are back to, for a lack of a better word, normal. The coaches and training staff are having discussions in person rather than over Zoom, and the players are returning to the field to practice as a team. "Last year, as you all know, we’re sitting just like we’re … [Read more...] about Bears Wrap Up Voluntary OTAs
My grandfather, Papa, as we called him, was born in 1933 in Chicago. He’d spend summer afternoons growing up in Rogers Park, finding a way into Wrigley Field and following the Cubs on a radio, if he could find one. He followed them when he was in the army and followed them when he returned. His father was a White Sox fan but, sickened by the 1918 Black Sox Scandal, changed … [Read more...] about Playoff baseball is back for all of Chicago
The Chicago White Sox long ago clinched their first playoff berth in more than a decade. They have a possible MVP in José Abreu and a possible Rookie of the Year in Luis Robert. Tim Anderson still has a shot at back-to-back AL batting titles. They’re 34-22 with only four games left in the season before the playoffs start and still have a shot at the division title. But this … [Read more...] about Assessing the White Sox’s late-season slowdown
Alec Mill’s no-hitter on Sunday marked the 16th in their franchise’s history and the first since Jake Arrieta’s in 2016. Mills tossed only five strikeouts but didn’t allow a single hit in the Cubs’ 12-0 blowout over the Milwaukee Brewers, bringing the Cubs to 28-20, now a four-game advantage over the St. Louis Cardinals. For Mills, in his ninth start of the season, it was a … [Read more...] about Will Alec Mills’s no-hitter spark a 2020 Cubs hot streak?
The Chicago White Sox, at 26-15, are tied for first place in the AL Central with the Cleveland Indians and stand a game ahead of the Minnesota Twins. They’re 7-3 over their last 10, as are the Indians, but come in riding a four-game win streak by virtue of sweeping the listless Kansas City Royals, from whom Cleveland has already won one game from in their current four-game … [Read more...] about A look at the week ahead for the White Sox