Chicago Dogs Provide Winning Experience for Fans, Despite Losing Games

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The Chicago Dogs lost the first home game in franchise history Friday night, and they got swept in their inaugural home series, but they certainly won over thousands of hearts and minds. The Dogs were defeated by the Kansas City T-Bones 8-4 in their inaugural home opener at Impact Field in a manner that  the late great Earl Weaver would have loved.

The Baltimore Orioles legend believed in winning with “pitching, defense, and the three run homer,” and that’s the formula K.C. used to win opening night at $60 million, 6,300-seat stadium in the village of Rosemont. The ballpark setup is reminiscent of the New York Mets’ old Shea Stadium (near LaGuardia Airport) with commercial jet liners consistently flying low over the ballpark (O’Hare international airport is adjacent).

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Shoeless Joe Jackson: New Sports Betting Laws Could Change His Legacy

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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal anti-sports gambling law, which now gives states the right to allow betting on sports. The Supreme Court’s opinion on Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association determined the federal ban on sports wagering, as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) to be unconstitutional, which now paves the way for the legalization of sports betting in all 50 states.

In other words, this is a seismic event, and the sports gaming industry is about to boom once again. People will be wagering everywhere, including on the world wide web, and thus, online casino reviews will be seeing an increase in traffic. These are indeed exciting times for all topics relating to sports gaming. 

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White Sox GM Rick Hahn a Disaster Thus Far; Team Currently Abysmal

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Rick Hahn is the current Vice-President and General Manager of the Chicago White Sox, and it is certainly time to start re-evaluating his future with the club. Since his promotion before the 2013 season, the Sox are 300–385, with zero postseason appearances.

This season, they have the lowest winning percentage in the Major Leagues by some consider margin, well behind the penultimate Baltimore Orioles. The Sox were also the last team in the Majors to reach double digit wins. Tied for the worst start (10-27) in the 118-year history of the franchise, in the words of ’90s BritPop band Blur “This is a low.”

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Butch Hobson Leads Chicago Dogs, Talks Red Sox, Crimson Tide and More (Exclusive)

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The Chicago Dogs, the metropolitan area’s newest professional, independent league baseball team, will open their inaugural season May 18 at Sioux Falls. The team, managed by former Boston Red Sox skipper Butch Hobson, opens its home slate on Memorial Day weekend.

The Dogs, beginning with Friday night May 25 against the Kansas City T-Bones, will play 50 home games between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the brand new, state-of-the-art Impact Field in Rosemont.

We had an exclusive chat with Butch Hobson, on the eve of the team’s spring training, where we discussed all things Chicago Dogs as well as a few other topics, including his Boston Red Sox and Alabama Crimson Tide.

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The Aaron Judge Jedi Bobblehead You Didn’t Know You Needed

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May the 4th be with you tomorrow. If you’re attending the opener of the New York Yankees‘ next home stand, then this Aaron Judge Jedi Bobblehead will almost certainly be with you as well

Yes, Friday May the 4th will see the Yankees will host their third-annual Star Wars Night, with the first 40,000 guests in attendance receiving that Aaron Judge Jedi bobblehead that you didn’t know you really needed until just now when you saw the picture. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for, but this must be the promotional bobble giveaway that you’ve been searching for, from Coruscant to the Outer Rim Territories.

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Babe Ruth Called Shot Home Run at Wrigley Field Bat Up for Sale

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It’s one of the most debated moments in baseball and Wrigley Field history – Babe Ruth’s “called shot” home run off Charlie Root in the 1932 World Series. Now you can own a piece of national past time history as the bat Ruth used for that legendary homer is now up for auction. What do you get the New York Yankees, or even Chicago Cubs, or general baseball fan that has everything?

Well, if you’re looking to gift something like this, then you are obviously a 1%er. The current bid, with five days to go at Robert Edward Auction, is $60,000. It opened at $25,000 and could easily go for over $250,000.

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Babe Ruth to White Sox for $16,000? Charles Comiskey said No in 1914

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Chicago White Sox founding patriarch Charles Comiskey passed up the opportunity to sign Babe Ruth for $16,000 (about $400,000 in today’s money) in 1914, and the letter verifying this offer is now up for auction. A very historical scrapbook from 1909-1914 contains 41 letters and 54 telegrams sent by former Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey to team scout George Mills is now available to the highest bidder at Robert Edward Auctions.

The online auction runs until May 6th, and the current SMR value for a Charles Comiskey signed letter is $1,500. However, the scrapbook’s historical value, especially with regard to the Ruth telegrams, cannot be quantified, as this same scrapbook sold at auction for $16,500 five years ago. Interestingly enough for $500 more than what Babe Ruth himself was offered.

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Atrocious Weather the Main Story of Cubs, White Sox Season Thus Far

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It’s very early, but thus far, the most extraordinary aspect of the 2018 Chicago baseball season has been the weather. Upon conclusion of their first home stand yesterday, the Chicago Cubs are 8-8, and the fourth place team in the NL Central division. The Chicago White Sox are also in fourth, in the AL Central, but with a much worse record, at 4-11.

Typically, the weather, so the extremely shopworn cliche goes, is what you talk about with someone when you have absolutely nothing else to talk about. It’s the one and only universal. We’re not talking about the weather just because the baseball has been mediocre on the north side of town, and terrible on the south side, though.

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Anthony Rizzo: Stoneman Douglas Grad Calls for Stricter Gun Laws

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Graduate who continues giving back to his alma mater. Rizzo, one of the most visible players in Major League Baseball, continues using the power of his celebrity platform for good- bringing awareness to #MSDStrong whenever he can.

The Cubs opened the 2018 season in South Florida, with a four game set versus the Marlins at Marlins Park, which is about a 45-50 minute drive south of MSD High. On Valentine’s Day, a mentally disturbed former student, one with a history of serious problems, legally acquired an AR-15 assault rifle, a true weapon of war, opened fire on his former classmates, killing 17.

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Sammy Sosa and Three More of Baseball’s Funniest Cheating Scandals

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Another baseball season will soon be upon us, as opening day commences in about 48 hours. Time to look back at some of the funniest baseball cheating scandals in history. With Michael Pineda’s pine tar-smeared neck transports us to a time when baseball cheating was simpler; a time before steroids and the AnabolicEnergy boost that they provide to users, congressional committees and televised testimony about injecting HGH into Roger Clemens’s behind. Pineda’s beautiful incompetence reveals how much we long for the stress-free cheats of old.

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Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Traded to New York Yankees

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded to the New York Yankees.

No, that’s not a typo, and yes, you read that correctly, and no there has not been a new rule implemented allowing the NFL to trade with the MLB. Wilson, in Major League Baseball, was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round in 2010.

He was then acquired by the Texas Rangers in the minor league phase of the 2013 Rule 5 Draft.

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Chicago Cubs Have Seventh Best World Series Winning Odds

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We’re 22 days away from Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, 27 until position players check in. Spring training will be here before you know it, reminding us that Major League Baseball offseason is actually quite short. It only seems long right now because the free agent market is so lifeless right now.

Of course, once the MLB hot stove warms up again, you could see the World Series odds shift again, just as they did when reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton was traded to the New York Yankees.

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