Going to the Hawks/Penguins game tonight - I haven't been forever.
And with 23 games to go in the season, it's a good time to check in.
The Penguins, of course, have Sidney Crosby - the guy with 23 goals and 56 assists and a sore groin - and I really hope to see him tonight.
But what I've always wanted to know is: how do those guys in suits get the job of escorting the woman usually dressed in a mini out on the ice to stand on a piece of carpet and try to hit the puck through those little slots in that barrier they put up in front of the goal?
Who are those guys?
Are they "connected" somehow?
Some bigwig's son or something?
Or is there some game I don't know about with a different winner each game?
An "Ice Escort" tryout?
I would imagine you'd better be pretty steady on your wingtips to have that job, and obviously that takes serious training, dedication and skill.
Anyway, it's a part of the game I won't miss.
Okay, the Cubs.
I'm totally not paying attention to the Sun Times story about the alleged "rift" between Lou and DeRo - the writer did a great job of, I'm sure, ballooning the number of hits on Sun Time's website.
Both Lou and DeRo denied it pretty loudly, and it doesn't make any sense anyway.
I'm also refusing to even mention anything about anybody's quad.
So just, you know, pretend I didn't do that just now.
LOOK OVER THERE!
How about Jake Fox with the 3-run dinger?
How about speedy new Joey Gathright going 3 for 3?
Told you I'm super busy here, so I didn't get to listen yesterday.
I read that Marshall went a couple and gave up 4 hits and a run, but somebody tell me how he really did please.
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