Originally written on Grab Some Bench  |  Last updated 4/27/13
Recently, we've seen Bears' players active in White Sox activities, as both Major Wright and Tim Jennings have thrown out two of the team's most recent ceremonial first pitches at US Cellular Field. And now, another link between the two Chicago organization developed in Thursday's first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. With the 20th pick in the draft, the Bears selected offensive lineman Kyle Long out of the University of Oregon, as he's expected to compete for a starting job in his rookie season. But this is not the first time he's been drafted to a Chicago team. In the 23rd round of the 2008 MLB draft, the White Sox drafted Long out of high school before he decided to honor his commitment to Florida State University to play baseball for the Seminoles. The Virginia native was a flame-throwing southpaw, often hitting 95-96 MPH on the radar gun. He also had a lot of power at the plate. Unfortunately, he flunked out of FSU. But for a physical specimen like Long, once he got his head 'screwed on straight,' he was bound to find athletic success. Even though we normally do see players of Chicago's teams usually supporting the other organizations around town, it's nice to lock up Long as a south sider. If he's successful with the Bears, that'll be some nice publicity for the White Sox around town.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Richie Incognito named starter by Rex Ryan

DeMarco Murray isn't thrilled Eagles limited reps in practice

Brandon Weeden: 'God forbid I am forced to play' for Dallas

Ben Roethlisberger: Markus Wheaton is ready to break out

Hernandez tipster allegedly had sexual relationship with him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rookie WR Tyler Lockett has Pete Carroll, Seahawks gushing

Packers TE returns to practice in wake of family tragedy

DeSean Jackson: Revis, Sherman can't stop me

Rob Gronkowski on Patriots LB Jamie Collins: ‘He’s a freak’

Ray Allen won't officially retire in case he gets right offer

Cam Newton on taking hits: I'm not a ballerina

Report: Rousey to star in film based on her autobiography

Porn star offers to cook meal for any sports champion

Why everyone is wrong about Cowboys Tony Romo, Part 1

Oregon was only team drug tested during CFB Playoff?

Five 2nd year NBA players ready to take the next step

John Daly wants to be US Ryder Cup captain

Rodgers appears in another Olivia Munn workout video

Matt Hasselbeck is still getting random drug tests

Five teams that won at the MLB trade deadline

What should be expected from Aaron Rodgers in 2015?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is waiting for Tim Duncan to match him

Report: James Harden received $200 million offer to join Adidas

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Notre Dame doesn't need a conference

Rex takes jabs at Jets' management

Sanchez: It's 'crazy' to call Chip racist

Ronda Rousey calls out Cyborg

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker