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About Art

Sports Staff Writer

Born & raised on Chicago's Northside. Went to the University of Michigan, and loved it. I believe that sports, despite existing purely as athletic entertainment, have the power to changed people's lives and emotions for the better. That does not mean I ignore the dualities and flaws of athletes, I accept them.

Recent Posts by Art:

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[21 Sep 2010 | Comments Off | ]
A King for the Kingdom

Looking at the field of contestants, Texas’ Josh Hamilton, the Yankee’s Robinson Cano, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera and Chicago’s Paul Konerko….there is no real MVP among them. So, this year, I propose that there should not be an AL MVP.

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[31 Aug 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Fire the Best

What the White Sox need to do, in order to improve their baseball club, is to fire the best General Manager and Field Manager the club has ever had. Right now.

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[24 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
The Sad State of Chicago Baseball

What gets lost in the shuffle is that Chicago is a baseball-crazed hub. You wouldn’t really know it, given the pacificity of the fan bases, but I swear it to be true.

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[10 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
There Has To Be One….

Pujols must be clean.

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[13 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
It’s Not ‘The Decision’….

I’ve lost my respect for James as a competitor. He’s not one of the greats. He has more physical talent than perhaps anyone, but not the greatest player.

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[6 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Sports, Meet Homos. Homos, Meet Alcohol (?)

Lord Stanely’s Cup and Chicago Blackhawk Brent Sopel made the annual trek through Chicago’s Wrigleyville gay neighborhood, better knows as Boyztown.

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[29 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
A Brief Round-Up

A different format this time around. Let’s try a small sampling of the vast sports platter before us this June:

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[8 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Game Change

It has been a busy, busy past two weeks. Apologies to those who were awaiting something earth-shattering in regards to my explanation of baseball. I did a column similar to this one several months ago (where I also listed my personal choices for each of the 30 clubs best-looking players). Certainly, no one wishes for a repeat of that, but baseball remains, despite the NFL’s popularity, America’s game. Its historical importance and impact are undeniable, and the fact that more baseball expressions have entered into the English lexicon (‘being in left field,’ ‘striking out’ for the night, ‘hitting a home run,’ etc.) than any other sport. The interlocking “NY” of the New York Yankees and red “B” of the Boston Red Sox are international symbols for “American.”

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[18 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
2 of 3: The Gridiron Game

Part of American football’s popularity can be explained by the primal fun humanity still has with violence. That’s not a value statement, it’s a statement of fact. Humanity as a species still enjoys a degree of violent behavior.

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[17 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
A Sports Listen

This is a favorite of mine. It’s a sports-talk radio show out of Chicago that really manages to do a nice job. The style of the two hosts is a bit rough, but they are both very funny and had a great run at the Dr. Rekers this week. I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys laughing, wants to learn a little bit about sports or is just looking for something a little different.