The Chicago Blackhawks will be able to defend their Stanley Cup title since barely squeaking into the playoffs thanks to Dallas’ loss on Sunday, April 10. In basketball, the Bulls locked up the No. 1 seed in the East, and Derrick Rose proved once again why he should be the league MVP.
From the White Sox twitter feed today:There was speculation in our editorial meeting (okay, I started it) about whether or not our new mayor would be like the old - choosing allegiance to one baseball team. Rahm Emanuel is a Cubs fan who spent last Friday soaking up the cold sun at Wrigley Field.
Wait, I thought runoff was what was in my yard after a rainstorm, not the MEDIA EVENT OF THE CENTURY!!!! Alderman Freddrenna Lyle lost????? Michael Chandler is back???? Smith beat Egan??????? My world is going to change foreeevvvvveerrrr!I understand that this is hyper-local news at its core.
The Chicago Cubs play their home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday afternoon. Some fans were getting an early start Friday morning.The sun wasn't even peeking over the Lake Michigan horizon, but a couple of the bars near Wrigley Field already had lines.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he told the owner of the Chicago Cubs that a plan to fix up Wrigley Field using tax dollars is a "non-starter."Emanuel met recently with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. The mayor-elect described it as a "short...informational" meeting.
Top story: WBEZ's Al Keefe has a good story about the economics of baseball, which ties into this week's opening day festivities. (Friday) It costs more than $300 to take a family of four to Wrigley Field; $250 for U.S. Cellular Field.