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Rain Man Rants: Sister Jean vs. Father Rob, Bazley to G-League, Chicago’s Emergency Goalie

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Welcome to the Good Easter edition of the Rain Man Rants. Good Easter because it is after Good Friday but before Easter Sunday so, I call it Good Easter Saturday. So after paying attention to everyone elses articles, I decided to take a chance and not talk about Baseball or […]

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Rebuilding Year Championship Curse, Jets Worst Nightmare, USA Soccer Void

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS  – Welcome to Jolly Junoir Wednesday. This will be one-time-only event. I am pinch hitting for Angry Ward, who is busy in Vegas cheering on his second team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, on those long Las Vegas nights. MORE ON WARD: he’s taking the “…stays in Vegas” thing a step […]

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Cubs Win?! Don’t Believe Maddon and Epstein Hype

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NAPERVILLE, IL – Can we move on to the main event now? Can we stop pretending that the NHL, NBA, College Hoops – hell, even Rugby – are at all capable of filling our hearts the way only the magic of Baseball can? I’m as big a fan of those sports as anyone… well maybe […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Mets, Cubs and Everything You Need to Know About Chicago

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BRONX, NY – I wrote this on Monday night so I didn’t need to miss any of last night’s 5-2 Mets win over the Cubbies. Despite what my wife says, I’m such a forward thinker… at least selectively. Anyway, I did not come here to trash the city of Chicago, I came here to praise […]

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Goof Balls and Curve Balls: Dr Diz on Lefties and Beer

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FT. WORTH, TX – It’s that time of year where an old man’s mind starts to wander… to daydream… to think about nicer things. Booze and baseball. Yep, time for spring training and then opening day, aided  and abetted by two of the nations three favorite drinkin’ holidays….St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo. Yippee! […]

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Ruck em, Ruck em… That’s Our Custom. All Blacks, Horny Toads and College Picks

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FORT WORTH, TX – An old rugby teammate of mine, Big C out of Pittsburgh, used to play Defensive Tackle for the Mountaineers of West Virginny back in his college days. At the end of their games they would sing the fight song and then shout out “ruck em’ ruck em, that’s our custom.” Cept’ […]

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2010 BASEBALL DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES…

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by Dr. Diz FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A little golf… Skiing out in New Mexico… This next weekend at Angel Fire… Some good long rides with my local bike club. Ahh, February in Tejas. Life is good. Spectator sport-wise however, it’s another story. NBA; goin’ through the motions. College hoops; March Madness is a month […]

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OBUMMA FOR 2ND CITY; BRAZIL WAXES CHICAGO

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio? Really?! Come on. As John McEnroe would so infamously scream: “You can’t be serious!” Unfortunately, Mac, the Olympic Committee **is serious – as serious as hamstring surgery. Look, this isn’t about Chicago not being picked, we’re all fully aware that it is and always will be *Segunda Cidade when […]

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