This week’s biggest gainers:
One game out of first place gives sportswriters something other than LeBron to chatter about.
Opened his eye and we liked what we saw.
The mayor pushed through a new restrictive gun law to replace the one likely shot down by the Supreme Court faster than Gary Cooper gunning down the Miller Gang at High Noon.
Intelligentsia bean bender won the world-champion barista crown in London. Not the Trib film critic’s day job, we don’t think.
Cubs hitter destined for unfamiliar territory: the company of All-Stars.
This week’s biggest losers:
Who are we to begrudge a man and his bride a proper wardrobe? But for $400k, we’d have spent a buck or two on a proper hairdresser, too.
Amy and Anne Blagojevich
For every child ever ashamed of their parents because, say, they drove a Volkswagen Bug, imagine having to read this in the paper: “‘Amy is going to college in six years, and we can’t afford it,’ Blagojevich screamed on the Nov. 10 call. ‘I feel like I’m f—— my children.’ Four days later, he dropped $429 on two ties at Saks Fifth Avenue.”
Comparisons to Dusty Baker’s final season have begun. That’s sportwriterese for “requiem.”
We’re wondering who schedules these nutjob trials at the same time. Is he accused of killing Patti Blagojevich or something like that?
Sox reliever surprisingly slated for All-Star team as Paul Konerko inexplicably passed over. Baseball wept.