On Wednesday the Cubs and Ryne Sandberg made the difficult decision to part ways. Predictably, many fans were upset that a team icon from the '80s and '90s was allowed to walk out the door with no fanfare. Many of those sentimental fans also believe Harry Caray's widow Dutchie should take over Cubs radio broadcasts.
Almost 30 years since Philadelphia foolishly dealt Ryne Sandberg to the Cubs for Ivan De Jesus, the Phillies reacquired the Hall of Famer to manage their Triple-A affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs, completing the franchise's evil plot to steal back a player who's become the face of the Cubs.
Two days after the McDonalds Thanksgiving Day Parade down State Street, organizers reported that two of the parade’s beloved inflatable animals had gone missing. But late Saturday night, the Underdog and Scooby Doo Balloons were found buried in the sand at Oak Street Beach, right across the street from the Eagles team hotel, The Drake.
It’s been a decade since Mike Martz designed the championship offense in St. Louis Rams known as “The Greatest Show on Turf.” Now the Bears’ offensive coordinator, Martz has branded his current squad “The Greatest Show on Torn-Up Brown Sod” after Sunday's convincing 31-26 home win over the Eagles.
That deafening silence fans have been hearing from Cubs camp this off-season has been that of GM Jim Hendry, whose wild spending habits on mediocre-at-best free agents has been curtailed by new ownership. Hendry, however, awoke from his hibernation Wednesday morning with his checkbook blazing.
Former Phillies first baseman and current ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst John Kruk has been training this offseason to enter the world of competitive eating.
Hockey fans nationwide breathed a huge sigh of relief Tuesday as Sidney Crosby and the Penguins were knocked off the pedestal of a 12-game winning streak losing to rival Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins made no excuses for themselves during the post-game media conference, except Sidney Crosby who was quick to point fingers at fellow teammate Evgeni Malkin.