Double your sports pleasure this weekend
The dog days of summer don’t have to be all bad. This weekend is a sports fanatic's heaven.
After the Cubs play Dusty Baker's Reds, you can hop on the “L” and head down to U.S. Cellular Field and watch the playoff contending White Sox host the Oakland A's. The Sox are in the race for the post-season — it doesn't get any better than that (unless they win it all). You may even have an opportunity to see a long ball by Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko, Alex Rios, A.J. Pierzynski, Dayan Vicedo or Kevin Youkilis. Actually, anyone on this team is capable of providing fireworks. And speaking of fireworks, you can stick around and see the sky light up after the Sox finish their game.
Of course, if baseball is not your thing, there's always Bears camp down at Bourbonnais. This is the final week of camp down at Olivet Nazarene. When they break camp on Friday, the remaining practices will be open only to the media until the regular season starts (that is when the door closes on us).
Lastly, this is the final weekend of the Olympic Summer Games in London. If you're not yet fatigued from watching so much coverage you may want to be glued to your TV or computer. The wind-up is great to see the final games for the gold medal with the various team sports, volleyball, basketball, soccer, water polo, handball and the last event is the men's marathon.
Finally, the closing ceremonies will complete the Olympics. The flames will be extinguished and it will be a tad sad for me (and I know not everyone agrees with me). I really wanted to see Chicago host the games in 2016. I know it wasn’t going to be easy, but it is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show the world what a great city we have here.
Now I just have to figure where I will be this weekend.