Let MLB expand to DFW, why not?

(This is my post from WFAA.com on July 15, 2015.) Prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star break, I was immersed in the fun of another Crosstown Classic. I was at Wrigley Field and watched the second game of a series between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs. With a game like this,…

My Frank Thomas Hall of Fame Story

When I was a freshman in high school, I loved reading the sports section of the Chicago Tribune.  I looked at the fine print of the “scoreboard page” to find the stats of the Birmingham Barons.  That was the Chicago White Sox Double-A affiliate, and I was looking for the stats of then 22-year-old Frank…

A World Series Walk

Before the Rangers began their series against the Cardinals in St. Louis, I sent Eric Nadel a text message of encouragement. “Have a good call tonight. I’m sure the memories are flooding your mind.” The longtime radio Voice of the Rangers replied, “Yeah. Different booth. Thank goodness.” I always enjoy a positive spin. For clarification,…

The Most Meaningful Home Opener

I have looked forward to the home opener of the Major League Baseball season every year since I was a little kid growing up in Deerfield, Illinois. However, it’s the home opener this year that I might be looking forward to the most. I’ll explain why momentarily. When I was growing up in the northern…