Found May 18, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
The White Sox arrive at 1060 W. Addison for the beginning of the Crosstown Classic today, also known as the BP Cup. (Please note this makes me want to buy BP gas less than I would have prior to this sponsorship.) And the world arrives in Chicago as the NATO summit officially gets underway this weekend. I am not sure what is going to be more of a mess, Clark Street on Saturday at 7:00 pm or the Loop on Saturday at 7 pm. Though I can tell you what will be more fun. With that said, let’s pray that all protests are peaceful, no violence occurs and the Cubs sweep the Pale Hose. So lets go rambling … • The ‘Fonz unleashes his pythons and goes yard TWICE in the SAME week. The Cubs should be paying this guy triple-digit millions. Oh, wait … • One of the great treats of being a sports fan is having your favorite players and watching them excel and do magical things in the field of play. • One of the toughest parts of being a sports fan is seeing the same favorites have the game pass them by...

Kerry Wood Officially Retires From Baseball, Speechless After Emotional Send-Off at Wrigley Field (Photos)

Kerry Wood retired from Major League Baseball on Friday, putting an end to a career that was up and down but solid all-around. Wood made one final appearance at Wrigley Field before officially calling it a career. He faced one batter on Friday and put an exclamation point on his resume by throwing three straight strikes to record his final K. Wood spent parts of 14 seasons split...

Cubs C Geovany Soto scratched with sore left knee

Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been scratched from the lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies because of left knee inflammation. Soto was set to bat seventh Thursday night but instead was replaced by backup Welington Castillo. The Cubs said Soto is day to day. Soto is off to a slow start, batting .161 with three homers and six RBIs. The 29-year-old catcher hit .228 with 17 homers...

Cubs C Geovany Soto has torn meniscus

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be re-evaluated to see if he needs to go on the disabled list. Soto is off to a slow start, batting .161 with three homers and six RBIs this season. The 29-year-old catcher hit .228 with 17 homers and 54 RBIs for Chicago last season. Wellington Castillo started for Soto on Thursday and will now be the...

Kid K Calls it Quits

It was hinted at on twitter last night that big Cubs news was coming today and news did come. Somewhat reminiscent of Ryne Sandberg's in-season retirement, Kerry Wood will announce that he's retiring from baseball. I'm sure he'll give his reasons at the press conference, but when elite athletes can no longer do the things that made them elite, the fire to compete...

Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija pokes fun at White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson

Whether or not you’re a Chicago baseball fan, most of the US population is subjected to their games on WGN almost every day of the season whether they be of the Cubs or White Sox variety. For fans of the teams that play against the White Sox, you probably are familiar with announcer Hawk Harrelson whose claim to fame is his massive homerism, highlighted a couple amazing times...

Joe Ricketts : Rocket Surgeon

Joe Ricketts is a rich man, and one would assume a smart man, but you know what they say happens when you ass-u-me. The first inkling that something wasn't right came with this classic video (well worth the watch if you're a Cubs fan) And listen, going all-in on the Cubs doesn't make you a smarty pants. The second clue that Joe was a brain surgeon...

Kerry Wood’s final Cubs, MLB moments (video)

Kerry Wood retired from MLB today. He ended his career with the same team he begun with, the Chicago Cubs. He also had some time with the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Wood set a single game strikeouts record, had some big postseason moments in 2003, suffered major injuries due to aggravating motions in his mechanics, and still had a fine 14 year career. It was just a career...

White Sox 3, Cubs 2

Gordon Beckham hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago White Sox overcame the loss of star Paul Konerko to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in what was likely the final major league game for Cubs reliever Kerry Wood. Beckham's solo shot and a two-run blast from Konerko in the first were the only runs allowed by Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (4-2). Konerko...

05-18 Jon Paul Morosi's Jon Paul Morosi joins Rob Dibble to discuss Kerry Wood's retirement.
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