March 28, 2013 |
I'm not typically into video games, but I did break down and buy "MLB '13 The Show. " I'm excited enough about baseball's return to want to rush it a little. Turns out video game baseball has come a long way since "RBI Baseball" for Nintendo. The simulated virtual reality of this new generation of games is now close enough to actually sitting and watching a baseball game to officially introduce a Chicago-friendly element to the equation: schadenfreude. I advocate supplementing your baseball experience with one of these games to anybody rooting for a Chicago team for one reason: control.
July 2, 2013 |
Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start. So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named Brian Bogusevic is on the Cubs. But that doesn't mean the Sox and Cubs aren't worth watching. In fact, bad years are what make good years so enjoyable (in theory, for Cubs fans). And just because something is bad doesn't mean people don't want to see it. Just look at summer movies.
October 31, 2013 |
I love weeks like these in Chicago. I call them the "at least you know where you stand" weeks. A nice test for the Bulls on Tuesday night in Miami and a friendly reminder - in case it wasn't already a loud voice screaming from your gut - "We can't beat these guys!" Yes, we welcome back Derrick Rose. Yes, he looks amazing and is going to be so much fun to watch. But let's not kid ourselves - we're not the Heat. Or. Better yet, here's a great idea - let's kid ourselves! Yes, let's.
April 17, 2014 |
It's just a tremendous week for sports here in Chicago. Oh, you thought I was talking about the Bulls and Blackhawks playoffs starting this week? No. I'll get to that. This is the week we got to watch how it's done in baseball. The Red Sox visiting the White Sox. The Cubs in the Bronx. Rick Hahn, Theo Epstein: Hope you were watching and learning. Cubs in NYC. Look over there! It's Joe Girardi! Remember him? He's the guy who used you to get more cash from the Yankees. Memo to Epstein and Hoyer: He was never interested in you, ever.