Shortly into Tuesday afternoon’s “Unsuccessful Drive” show on Chicago’s WBLZ The Ballz, it was apparent that co-host Steve Golden was having a bit too much fun on his annual trip to Arizona to broadcast live from Spring Training games.
In the hazy desert fog on Indian School Road in Phoenix former White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye could be spotted at a sparsely populated bus station holding a sign proposing to "Crush Towering Homeruns for Food.”
Normally modest and mild-mannered, Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin has unleashed a new beast this spring by taking every opportunity to show Mesa-area ladies the chest scar he incurred late last season when he was impaled by a broken bat.
Wednesday afternoon, Cubs fans were treated to their own battle of historic proportions as rotund pitcher Carlos Silva and languid third baseman Aramis Ramirez duked it out in the Cubs dugout in a bout being referred to worldwide as “Blubber vs. Flubber.”
Last week, announcers from coast to coast participated in the inaugural Altoids Announcer Figure Skating Championships. Representing Chicago were Steve Stone paired with Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson and Len Kasper paired with Bob Brenly.
After completing three months of conventional anger management training with a psychologist last fall, Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was further advised by his faith healer to visit the calm and cleansing desert.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen's Twitter account and statues blocking every single Wrigley Field entrance are just two of the issues that may plague Chicago's baseball teams this season.