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Blog posts January 2019

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: All the way back to the 1920s

George Roy, who runs Flagstaff Films, sent me this film to see if I could help identify the players within. There are a couple of players obvious: Hack Wilson and Gabby Hartnett.

Beyond that I couldn’t tell, but I figured Mike Bojanowski could. And I was right!

The older gentleman with Hartnett …

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Cubs roster move: Johnny Field claimed on waivers from Twins

Over the last several offseasons, the Cubs have moved quite a few players through waivers.

Here’s someone who might fit that bill going forward:

Johnny Field was the Tampa Bay Rays’ fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft. He had pretty decent power in the Rays system, peaking with a .455 SLG in 2016.…

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Lightning set record with 33 shots in a period

CHICAGO -- Lightning struck on Sunday in Chicago ... again ... and again ... and again.

The Tampa Bay Lightning set a modern NHL record when they tallied 33 shots in the second period of a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. According to Elias, it was the most shots by a team in a period s…

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Chicago Bears vs New York Giants: NFL Week 13 Pre-Party Livestream and Open Thread

Good morning. Remember that time when the Bears were .500? Me neither, because after dropping to that record following two losses to the Dolphins and Patriots, the Bears reeled off five straight, including a three-game divisional gauntlet in twelve days, as they rocketed to a game and a half lead in…

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Where Lake County middle schools are 'underperforming' on state report card

The needs of the many often can outweigh the needs of the few.

But now in Illinois, the performance of a small group of students can affect how schools are graded by the state's new ranking system aimed at targeting support to those who need it the most.

Of…

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Cubs Name Anthony Iapoce Hitting Coach

The Cubs have hired hitting coach Anthony Iapoce away from the Rangers to fill the same role in their own organization, the team announced Monday. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram had reported just before the formal announcement that Iapoce had already informed the Rangers of his decisio…

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