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Because we love our game so much we are willing to go to the ER for it

I have made just two emergency room visits. And during one of those trips I had a concussion, so I barely remember it. (Judge me if you will.) It is, however, fair to say that my favorite athletic pursuit—16-inch softball—presents a persistent threat of hospitalization. Homespun on-field remedies are also a common occurrence. To wit: … Read more

Kitty Kelley's Oprah Winfrey Tell-All Shockingly Unshocking

I’m still slogging my way through Oprah: A Biography, Kitty Kelley’s latest O-pus (524 pages in length), which hit bookstores yesterday. So I don’t profess to know all that she spills therein. However, I do know the Kitty Kelley methodology, which I studied extensively in the spring and summer of 2008…

Neality TV

Tapping into nostalgia for classic shows and movies, Neal Sabin has built plucky Weigel Broadcasting—operator of WCIU, Me-TV, and the new This—into a regional TV dynamo 

Steve Stone in Exile

Three years ago, after a simmering feud with Cubs players and management, the popular broadcaster Steve Stone resigned from the Cubs, though his affection for the team and for Chicago never wavered. Now, with new ownership likely to take over he waits—often at the bar at Harry Caray’s—hoping for a summons to the front office.