Cubs fans came into this decade with much to look forward to. They had all-star slugger Sammy Sosa coming off a home-run chase that made him a national folk hero. Their ace Kerry Wood had struck out 20 Houston Astros and the whole league feared him.
The Chicago White Sox were the only champions among Chicago's major franchises this decade. That's 50 seasons, 1 championship. Does that make the White Sox the best franchise this decade? WBEZ Sports Contributor says yes. For starters, the White Sox were 93 games above .500.
I was able to go back through the archives of the Associated Press to get a bunch of photos that bring back Chicago basketball memories. No, not memories that include last second NBA final victories, but more of the "remember this player" or "remember when this coach got fired" variety.
WBEZ Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye Stout was up at Halas Hall today for the press availability for Jay Cutler. Cutler was being pressed by the media on recent comments by teammate Brian Urlacher. Here is the audio:
Derrick Rose was nominated for the 'Sexiest Chicago Athlete' by Victoria Secret. Why they are naming athletes sexy? Not sure, probably for an underwear promotion.
Cheryl Raye Stout was up at the Berto Center yesterday when they nominated Rose and caught up with him to ask about the distinction:
Bears GM Jerry Angelo talked with the media yesterday about signing QB Jay Cutler to a contract extension. Our Cheryl Raye Stout was there and she gave us the full audio from the press conference. Who needs sound bites when you have the source?