Wednesday, May 8, 2013
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Tommy O, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Dog Interview cartoon: So you admit your reason for leaving previous employment was because you put …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Is the White Sox broadcaster's pooch as confused as the rest of us? Put it on the board … YES!
Friday, June 15, 2012
White Sox fan Rachael Reyna lost her 3-year-old daughter, Ava, to a seizure in February and 39-year-old husband, Carlos, to cancer in April.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reports that Buehrle sold his 4,000-square-foot Ruffled Feathers home for $550,000
Former Chicago White Sox pitching ace Mark Buehrle has sold his 4,000-square-foot Lemont home, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to the Tribune, the brick and stone house—located in Ruffled Feathers Estates—sold for $550,000. Buehrle paid $770,000 for the seven-room home when it was built in February 2005. The house features 3-1/2 baths, a fireplace, a double staircase and a full, partially finished basement with 9-foot ceilings and a 3.5-car garage on a half-acre lot, the Tribune reports. Buehrle, 33, left the White Sox in December after signing a $58 million deal with the Miami Marlins.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your southwest suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Cheryl Hansen, who provided the winning punchline to last week's dogs and squirrel comic: Remember when we had a pair like that?
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Five things every Lemonter needs to know Thursday.
The Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St., will host its monthly board meeting at 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the Library Meeting Room. The Lemont Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a business networking luncheon Wednesday, Aug. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, 1 Pete Dye Drive. The cost is $15 for chamber members, $20 for non-members. RSVP by Aug. 16 to Joanna Kmiec (630-257-5997 or email@example.com). The Chicago Bulls/Chicago White Sox Training Academy will be hosting a four-week White Sox Hitting Club in Lemont beginning Thursday, Sept. 29. The clinic will be held at Centennial Park, 16028 W. 127th St. The cost is $99 per child. For more information or to register your child, visit www.bullssoxacademy.com or …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
There are 50 games left, but a disastrous home-stand has some die-hard White Sox fans ready to call it a season.
Cartoon by Charley Krebs
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The White Sox closed the book on a 2010 season that essentially ended many weeks ago. Next comes an offseason that's rife with crucial questions.
In saying goodbye to the 2010 White Sox on Sunday, did Sox fans say goodbye for good to Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski and Bobby Jenks? My guess — and my hope — is no, no and yes, respectively. Before the Sox beat Cleveland 6-5 to finish the season 88-74 and give Ozzie Guillen his 600th victory as manager, Kenny Williams praised Konerko for being "the classiest player that has put on a uniform." The Sox made a classy move of their own by sending Konerko out to the field alone before the first pitch, allowing the crowd to give him one of several ovations he would receive on this melancholy day. There will, of course, be eager bidders for the services of Konerko, who hit .319 with 39 home runs and 111 this season. And there's no doubt the …
Friday, September 17, 2010
As Minnesota swept away any remaining hopes for a playoff spot, Sox fans are left to ponder how it all went wrong.
Now that the Twins' open-air production of "Who's the Boss?" has ended its three-night run at the Cell, the Sox can begin sifting through the debris. Check that. The Sox still have some baseball games to play, as mandated by the MLB rulebook. So for now, it's up to the fandom to play the game of "Where did it all go wrong?" (No fair blaming everything on Joe West. Leave that for Hawk to do.) The better question is: Why are the Twins so much better than the Sox? It's a question that's been asked frequently in recent years. It's a question Ozzie Guillen desperately tried to answer before this season began. Didn't Ozzie try to shape the 2010 White Sox into something more Twins-like? There was the emphasis on speed and fundamentals, on …
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
As the Sox lose the first game of the must-win series, even the staunches optimists are losing hope.
In other news, the Cubs were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday night. Well, I tried. But even that doesn't lessen the sting of the clear and present truth: The 2010 Minnesota Twins are a better team than the 2010 White Sox. With the Twins' 9-3 victory at the Cell on Tuesday night, the Sox have fallen to seven games out of first with 18 left to play. An optimist might say that Sox victories Wednesday and Thursday would keep hope alive, but an optometrist would say, "Have your eyes examined." The sad fact is the Twins haven't blinked. Instead, they've dominated the Sox every which way this season, winning 11 of the 16 meetings. Tuesday night it was an ugly unraveling by the Sox that made the difference — from John …