Chicago Inside Slant for Breaking Sports
October 27, 2016 View email in browser

Where’s his cape?

How do you explain what Kyle Schwarber is doing? He has a two-game hitting streak in the World Series, for a guy who A. Didn’t have a hit in the regular season B. Had two knee ligaments surgically repaired in April and C. Barely faced any live pitching as late as Monday. It’s just insane, writes Steve Rosenbloom. Couple that with a dominant performance from Jake Arrieta and it’s a Game 2 win to even the series with the Indians. Dexter Fowler: “We wore them down, If it’s not one guy, it’s another guy. ‘Rizz’ was that guy.” Rizz = Anthony Rizzo and yes, let’s talk about him. The 27-year-old is hitting again (thanks to Matt Szczur’s bat), and it’s not just that he’s hitting – but when. Speaking of hitting, Ben “same stat as Babe Ruth” Zobrist. Now, the series shifts back to Wrigley Field for Games 3-5. Here’s how to get there (hint: don’t drive). And it’s no stretch to say Hawk Harrelson is cheering for the North Siders, but is he (and the rest of Chicago) watching the games?

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Game 1

Meet the Bulls before the season opener at the United Center (7 p.m., TNT). New guy Rajon Rondo: “We’ll hang our hat on defense and playing together.” Teamwork, dream work.

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He’s home

Dwyane Wade: “All those moments in the backyard in Chicago, I always envisioned myself playing with the Bulls. Jordan never got the last shot. I always did.”

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Woes, so many woes

Remember Hroniss Grasu? Eddie Goldman? If you’ve had trouble keeping up with all the Bears’ broken bones, torn ligaments and muscle strains, here’s a ranked refresher.

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Left to right

Brian Campbell is all right, all right, all right after going left briefly: “I’ve been around long enough I can adjust.” Yeah, but is he voting for Tommy Hawk in the Mascot Hall of Fame?

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