Through the cracks: the backs of the books | Bleader

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Through the cracks: the backs of the books

Posted By on 04.02.08 at 03:26 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

* Big Z has problems with endearingly contemporary addictions: "unless pitcher Carlos Zambrano gets serious about cutting the coffee and energy drinks from his pregame ritual, his recurring problems with cramps might never get resolved."

* "A reputed member of the Insane Mafia Vice Lord street gang, 25, was arrested for biting a police officer on the 900 block of W. Montrose Avenue March 3." Less interesting for the biting than the fact that this particular gang is really pushing the limits of deviance indicators a gang can use in its name before starting to sound silly.

* Dept. of craftsmanship: "It (Fukudome's homer) was unbelievable. When I asked Bob (Brenly) off the air, 'Did you think it was gone when he hit it?' Brenley said he wasn't sure. … If I'm not sure, I pull back. The last thing I want to do is get overly excited if it ends up being a routine flyball. I want to build it to a crescendo."

* The Loop Lab School story is slowly getting more interesting.

* Ludwig drum scion and Beatles kit-builder William F. Ludwig II passes away at 91.

* Old St. Patrick's custodian Gilbert Gonzales, the "Mayor of Desplaines and Adams," passes away at 47. 

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

  • —30—

    A farewell, and some favorite pieces from the Reader.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Very Political Life of Bill Daley

    Bill Daley: lifetime centrist
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Hidden Hands

    The Hidden Hands

    In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
    • Jan 13, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Music
October 16
Performing Arts
The Great Leap Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Upstairs Theatre
September 05

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories