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August 29, 2016 View email in browser
 

Man, it’s a hot one

All for one run, and onesies for all. Let us explain: A throwing error followed by poor communication between Ben Zobrist and Javier Baez led to the Dodgers scoring a run – the only run in the Cubs’ 1-0 loss on Sunday. The Cubs then donned onesies for the flight back to Chicago, as one does in the not-at-all-cool Los Angeles weather. “A horrible assumption on my part,” Joe Maddon said of a possible night game instead of the afternoon game, adding it was “going to be a warm onesie departure.” Tonight: the Pirates are in town, and Jake Arrieta gets the start (7:05 p.m., CSN).

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0-3

The Bears insist their mistakes in all their preseason losses are correctable. So, when might that be happening? But really, Steve Rosenbloom wonders about all the exhibition games, why?

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His stance

Colin Kaepernick sat down for the national anthem, and David Haugh writes that the QB’s stance deserves respect even if you disagree with it.

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Hold on

Robin Ventura wants Chris Sale and Jose Quintana back: “Two of the best guys you could have.” Yesterday: a Carlos Rodon start and win. Tonight: a James Shields start (6:08 p.m., WPWR).

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Gotta be the shoes

From the Air Jordan I to the Air Jordan XXXI: A visual history of the iconic shoe.

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For starters

Is Chris Sale the greatest White Sox pitcher of all time? Vote now, and then vote for the greatest Cubs starter (is it Jake Arrieta?).

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In closing

We’ll end it on this: Is Lee Smith the greatest Cubs relief pitcher? What about for the White Sox … is it Bobby Jenks? Vote now.

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