Diamondbacks Come Up Short (about 3 feet) Against Cubs in 15th

I’ve been asking myself this same question since the game ended as I sit here in the press box at Chase Field. How the hell did that game just end like that? The Diamondbacks gave the Cubs everything that they could handle and came up about three feet short from the win in 15 innings!

The Cubs and Diamondbacks came into today’s game having split the first two games on Friday and Saturday. This was an opportunity to not only get the series win and tie the season series at 3-3, but it was an opportunity for the Diamondbacks to show the Cubs that they can play on their level.

Even with the loss tonight, I think that the Cubs …

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The Top 5 Sports Moments of the Year (2016)

Like the worst of your friends and family members, I emerge towards the holidays looking to piggyback good tiding and cheer, not to mention casual encounters between me, mistletoe and Jane Doe. I offer no more of an explanation than to just say I am only now getting my bearings from the still ongoing Cubs championship party. As the confetti from the parade is now being blown away by chilly Chicago wind and I’m faced with reality. I have no choice but to reflect. To reflect on a 2016 that offered some all time sports moments. So right on cue with the eventual flood of “New Year, new me” cliche’s, and several other corny 2016 year in reflection moments, I …

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Summer Sixteen

“How am I keeping it real by keeping this sh*t to myself” is a lyric from Drake’s summer time hip hop anthem “Summer Sixteen.” With that in mind I’m inclined to get you all up to speed on the Chicago pro sports scene heading into the summer of 2016. It has been a wild ride up to this point with storylines like the preseason title contending Chicago Bulls completely missing the playoffs, the optimism surrounding the Bears after a critically successful draft, whispers of an all Chicago World Series, and the Blackhawks bid to finally go back to back, which ironically is the name of a another Drake hip hop anthem.

The 2015-21016 was pegged as one of promise for …

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Diamondbacks Drop 3 of 4 Against Cubs

PHOENIX, Ariz. –– Sure, it’s the first week of the MLB season, but you would expect your home team, a.k.a. the Arizona Diamondbacks, to do better than winning two of seven games at home to start the season.  Now, maybe I was the optimist who saw the glass half full after they went out and nabbed the top pitching free agent in the offseason, in Zack Greinke.  And then they picked up Shelby Miller to be the solid #2 starter from Atlanta.  And after the first week of the season, they are 0-4 with an ERA that doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned in a post about a Major League baseball team.

You know what, sure it does.  What …

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