How can you raise your child without the trauma of picking sides in the Cubs-Sox rivalry? You may not believe it, but you can. Take it from this long-time sports reporter, who grew up loving both teams equally.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first White Sox spring training game (the experience was greatly enhanced by the fact that the Sox shut out the Mariners 5-0). Here are my observations on how spring training is different from South Side baseball:
Heeeeeeey! It's better than tax time. It's tax idea time!! Tolls on Lake Shore? No. More income tax? Maybe. Suburban toll? Ludicrous. Hey, has anyone asked me and the tens of ten of readers of this blog? In the past, I've opened up the flood gates to come up with new tax ideas.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is no longer with the team, but that doesn't mean Chicagoans will miss him. Guillen reportedly departs for a job with the Florida Marlins."I was kind of getting tired of his act over the past couple of years," said Joe Creevy on Tuesday.
Ozzie Guillen is out as the manager of the Chicago White Sox. How do we feel, Chicago? Sure, he has underachieved since the World Series in '05, but there was a World Series in '05. Sure, he annoyed us with his 'woe is me' act, but his act was the best in baseball. Sure, he said too much.
The good news was, he went out with a win. But after eight seasons as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Ozzie Guillen was released from his contract. Guillen spent many years on the South Side—from his days at shortstop to his near decade as team manager.