Yankee Stadium is located in the Bronx, which makes the White Sox' South Side home look like Lake Forest by comparison.
There's always a lot of trash flying around in and outside the ballpark, and the blaring speakers stacked high out in center field are almost guaranteed to leave you with a headache before the third inning.
The obvious reaction to Yankee Stadium's demise at the end of the season is: Good Riddance.
I've been coming here for 15 years, and "The House that Ruth Built" has definitely seen its better days.
Still, it's almost unbelievable to think that this is the last series the White Sox will play at the old place, and that Yankee Stadium will prepare for the wrecking ball after New York plays the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Don't look now, but the Cubs' magic number for clinching the NL Central is 7, meaning they can clinch as early as this week. One of my regular readers cites a Bill James formula that says the Cubs have virtually clinched. Something about no team has ever come back to win when the square of the number of games behind they are exceeds four times the games remaining. I'll let others do that math, but suffice it to say, the Brewers are 7 1-2 out and 9 in the loss column.
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The Cubs had full run of the "home" clubhouse here at Miller Park. Well almost full run. The door to Brewers manager Ned Yost's office is locked, meaning Lou had to use the coaches room.
"That's all right, I'm in the coaches room," Lou said. "Perfect. Nice and roomy in there."
The Astros were none too happy about flying up from Houston today for a pair of "home" games. Looking around at the crowd, it's a sea of blue. Even so the Astros were making the best of the situation. But they did have plenty to say.
First off, the drive wasn't bad. A lot of rain, but not a lot of cars on the construction-riddled Tri-State.
For starters, the Cubs have the Brewers or "home" clubhouse here at Miller Park. I thought that, too, might make Astros owner Drayton McLane mad, but apparently, the Astros wanted the more "familiar" visitors clubhouse. Maybe the Cubs can find a few state secrets in the Brewers' clubhouse. But with the way the Brewers have been going lately, maybe not.
Most of the stadium workers here aren't doing any actual work. They're watching the Packers game on TV out beyond left field, and they yell every time the Packers do something.
Defensive tackle Anthony Adams, who started all four preseason games, was inactive for the second straight week.
An even bigger surprise on the inactive list was backup running back and special teams standout Adrian Peterson, who missed his first game in nearly four years.
The other inactives were defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, offensive linemen Chris Williams and Dan Buenning, wide receiver Earl Bennett, safety Craig Steltz and quarterback Caleb Hanie.
Rode down in the elevator with quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton this morning at 10 a.m. Charlotte time, and it was already 83 degrees with high humidity.
“It's going to be a test of wills today,” he said.
The predicted high today is in the low 90s, which would be warmer than any day during this year's training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. Only twice during camp did the temperature reach as high as 91, on Aug. 1st and the 4th, but both days the Bears practiced at night.
It happens every fall. A school district threatens a strike that puts the hopes, dreams and hard work of a lot of kids in some jeopardy.
This year it's Huntley, which saw its football team jump to a 3-0 start with Friday's win at McHenry. On Monday, kids could be scrambling to practice on their own if teachers go on strike.
A lot of athletes would be affected - but what makes football unique is there is no way to make up games that were lost and everyone doesn't automatically make the postseason. Every week is crucial to get the 5 wins needed to make the playoffs.