White Sox and Uncertainty: Marriage of Misfortune

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When you sit down and think about what the White Sox are good at, the level of scratching of the head that might occur could very easily result in a bloodied scalp.  As has been endlessly explored, in many pieces, including mine posted two weeks ago, the reality is that the White Sox are not […]

A Bad Love-The White Sox in Reflection

The White Sox, are the worst girlfriend in baseball. On paper, you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with her, but when you start to look at things, you realize she is somewhat of a hot mess.  A hot, enticing mess that makes you want to pull your hair out.  Inconsistent, clutching, […]

Today in Rock History – August 19th

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1964, The High Numbers, (The Who) played at The Scene in Soho London, England. 1964, The Beatles kicked off a North American tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, to a crowd of 17,130. Playing 12 songs which made up their repertoire for the entire tour: Twist and Shout, You Can’t Do That, […]

Inexperience At Its Best….and Its Worst: The Cubs Down the Stretch

The perfect example of the culture change in Chicago came on a Monday evening.  The Cubs gave up their three run lead to fall behind the Rockies one run, 8-7 in the top of the ninth.  With Dexter Fowler on first, two outs, up came Kris Bryant to bat.  For everyone working in the ballpark, […]

Today in Rock History – July 28th

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1965,  The Who pre-tape an appearance on Radio Luxembourg’s Ready Steady Radio! at The Marquee followed by a gig at the Pontiac Club in southwest London’s Putney, where the band’s PA blows up after the first set. The Who’s first live performance of “My Generation” may have taken place at this explosive set. 1965, Rolling […]

New Blue: Cubs at the Deadline

Jason Hammel’s struggles on Sunday only highlighted the Cubs need for a beefier rotation.  The young Cubs were swept by the MLB worst, Philadelphia Phillies.  Mr. Prolonged Relief, Travis Wood has been the temporary fix, certainly a good tool to have in the arsenal.  Operating with a four-man rotation, the Cubs are clearly in need […]

Today in Rock History – July 25th

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1964, The Beatles third album A Hard Day’s Night started a twenty-one week run at the top of the UK charts. This was the first Beatles album to be recorded entirely on four-track tape, allowing for good stereo mixes. 1965, Bob Dylan plugged in for his headlining set backed by the Butterfield Blues Band at […]

Crosstown Classic Preview: A Clash of Strategies

As the South Siders head to 1060 W Addison this weekend, with them comes a clash of expectations.  Both teams pursued roster overhauls in the winter, both teams adding new starting pitching as well as some much-needed sources of run support. The Cubs focused their free agency search on a catcher and a starting pitcher. […]

Today in Rock History – July 7th

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1963, The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut when they appeared on Thank Your Lucky Stars. Also appearing on the show was, Mickie Most, The Cadets, Helen Shapiro and Gordon Mills. The group made a total of 13 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966 1965, The Who played at a gala opening […]

4th Of July Playlist

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4th Of July Playlist Here’s my own personal 4th Of July Playlist. I’m sure there are songs you feel deserving of such an endeavor.  If so, add them and let me know…   Woody Guthrie: This Land Is Your Land  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaI5IRuS2aE Ray Charles: America The Beautiful  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUjr8EVgBg The Beach Boys: Spirit Of America  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc0cvsSwvs0 Grateful […]

Grateful Dead Pay Per View Info

editor’s note:  This info comes to us from the publicist for the PPV providers. THIS WEEKEND: GRATEFUL DEAD’S LIVE “FARE THEE WELL”     THREE-NIGHT PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT Fans Can Get Psyched With a Wealth of Free On Demand Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Content, Now Playing on Cable Systems Nationwide Each Night’s Concert Performance Will Be Unique and Feature […]

Fred Hoiberg Looks Good at Presser, on Paper

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When you look at numbers alone, the Hoiberg hire makes tons of sense. Though the Bulls had assembled a much better team come start of the 2014/2015 season with the healthy Derrick Rose, two promising rookies in McDermott and Mirotic, the meteoric ascension of Jimmy Butler into a 1B guard, the addition of the best […]

Today in Rock History – June 1st

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1966, The Beatles returned Abbey Road studios to complete recording on “Yellow Submarine. ” The band, plus friends and members of the staff helped search for a “weird instrument” to create the desired sound effects.  John Lennon ended up blowing bubbles in a bucket of water.  Paul and John imitated different voices.  Roadie Mal Evans […]

Today in Rock History – May 17th

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1969,Chicago release their double debut album, Chicago Transit Authority. The real C.T.A. sued. 1969, It was reported that for the first time ever album sales had overtaken single sales in the UK. 49,184,000 albums were produced during 1968 compared with 49,161,000 singles. 1969, Joni Mitchell was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on […]

“Poem 58” by Chicago Transit Authority

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Poem 58” by Chicago Transit Authority The fact that Chicago Transit Authority was the horn band of the late 1960s has obscured the fact that Chicago was also one hell of a great guitar band. Proof positive is this somewhat obscure track from their eponymously titled debut […]