The [Monday] Papers
* Pot, urination, towel drills and Sam Zell. You should see what goes on at Wrigley when the team is on the road. In The Cub Factor.
* Orlando Cabrera's greatest sin. In The White Sox Report.
* One Coach To Hire. In SportsMonday.
Our very own Jim Coffman notes: "Oh, by they way, I think Gangler predicted a Zambrano meltdown in his last Cub Factor and I predicted last week that the Collins thing would fall through (at the same time beat writers at both papers were saying it was just a matter of days before Collins was hired). We don't just write sports, we write future sports!"
"After careful review, this loyal Minnesota Twins fan has to go with White Sox fans. For future reference, after review of said photos I would say Sox fans also win:
"What to order: Nothing. Your best bet is to bring a six-pack to the parking lot, and barter a cold one for a tailgater's hot dog. Failing that, a box of Cracker Jack.
"What to avoid: Everything."
Wow. Harsh, dudes! You can look up what the Times had to say about Wrigley and the rest of the parks here.
"The new L line would provide local service to 115th St., while the IC would have closed a lot of stations & sped up its trains. The IC right of way had plenty of space as it once had 10 tracks from Randolph St. south to 115th St. Four freight tracks, two long distance passenger train tracks & four commuter tracks.
"All that's left now are the four commuter tracks & Amtrak shares the outer two with the express commuter trains.
"But the idiot politicians destroyed that possibility with the $100 million poured into the rebuilding of the now Green Line, which goes from the Loop to, well, nowhere.
"What the hell good is a train that stops over a mile & a half from the Museum of Science & Industry? Or a half mile from the University of Chicago Hospitals?
"Plus service is only at 20-minute intervals most of the time.
"It used to go to 63rd & Stony Island [that was the main entrance to the 1893 fair], but when the L bridge over the IC tracks just east of Dorchester Ave was determined to be beyond repair, Dorchester became the end of the line [1400E].
"Then they cut back to Cottage Grove, now the end.
"I hope Daley's happy with pandering to the South Side ministers on the L project, now it's coming back to bite him in his Olympic worshipping ass!"
Rooms To Let
Royko to Pritikin
I think the real news here is that this was actually deemed news. And that it took two reporters to get "the story." And that it made Page 7, Metro.
And that "freak accident" was a window slamming on the student's finger.
The Beachwood Tip Line: No horse.
Posted on June 9, 2008
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