These scouting reports, compiled from 1988 through 1990, show a unanimous respect for future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas’ hitting and power – and concern for his defense and weak arm. Guess he showed these scouts – you can find their backgrounds in this awesome trove of scouting reports and scout backgrounds at Diamond Mines).
Stephen Colbert is best known as a man who plays a fake main under a real name. Or, maybe as the man who would replace David Letterman as the host of “The Late Show” on CBS. But the Chicago-trained comedian is also a family guy. And in this out-of-character video, he answers relationship and sex
Patrick Kane is a rich young Blackhawk. Moments like this make him worth the payday. After knocking in five goals messing around in a Buffalo beer league hockey game, the Blackhawks winger showed the quick hands he’s known for on the ice with this key assist – it would be his sixth of the night
A look back at the historic moment, 45 years ago Sunday, when Cmdr. Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. made history, becoming the first humans to walk on the moon. Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remained in orbit. Images via NASA and Associated Press archives: The official crew portrait for
Comcast has come under fire after a recording of a bizarre customer service response to a request for disconnection surfaced online. Here’s the 8-minute recording, described as Hellish and Kafkaesque, which will be familiar to anyone who’s ever slogged through phone tree land trying to resolve an issues with a major corporation: Ryan Block, a
One TSA employee in Orlando, Fla. apparently didn’t pay much attention in school — or to the news. When Justin Gray, a reporter for Cox Media Group, tried to fly out of Orlando International Airport back to the District of Columbia, he showed his D.C. driver’s license to the TSA agent, which Gray said was
From the Triangle Offense to a trolling offense. Phil Jackson, obviously, knows what a big free agent signing means to the Chicago Bulls and the team’s fans. But Jackson, always a quick wit, managed to let a photo take up 1,000 words worth of his 140-character limit on Twitter after the news of the Pau
We’re bringing back our Chicagopedia — a dictionary, really, of things you only will hear from Chicagoans — or won’t, as in the case of “Chicagoland.” We’ll be updating frequently and would love to include your favorite Chicago vocabulary words (not the four-letter variety; we work in a newsroom and already have heard them all).
In case you missed it, there’s apparently a “Clammy Sosa” stalking the mean streets of Philadelphia. This, um, thing showed up in May at Citizens Bank Ballpark to celebrate the Phillie Phanatic’s birthday. Best just to watch – words won’t do this justice: Your browser does not support iframes. Apparently, Clammy east people – the
The newest member of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s kangaroo exhibit is up and hopping. The latest arrival, a male red kangaroo named Jack, was actually born last December, the zoo said on its website. Kangaroos are born in a near-fetal state, and spend months growing inside their mother’s pouch before venturing out into the world.