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I read a quote this afternoon from best-selling suspense novelist Scott Turow that addressed a concern I’ve expressed more than once during this baseball postseason. Turow wrote, “It’s character-building, when the Cubs stomp on your heart, and you have to put it back in your chest,” he says. “What will it be like for all […]

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Chicago baseball fans have had just about as sad a winter as anyone could imagine. First, “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks dies on January 23, 2015 and now the great Minnie Minoso, essentially Mr. White Sox, has also left the lineup for the final time. Minoso died early Sunday morning at the possible age of 90 […]

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This weekend marked two milestones in Major League Baseball: one joyful, one very sad. On the joyful side of the ledger was the official end to one of the worst periods of baseball history – the “commissionership” of Bud Selig. I put it in quotes because, of course, Selig was never a legitimate commissioner no […]

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