Pandemic. Wildfires. Floods. Pestilence. Violence. Gridlock. Coup d’etats. Political intrigue. We need a break. It’s time for this former sports writer to bring you some baseball.
Some five miles beyond Hammond on the Dan Ryan Expressway is the home of the Chicago White Sox, the closest Major League Baseball team to Indiana. Some 101 years after the World Series Black Sox scandal ended the careers of eight star players, the ChiSox find themselves eight games up in first place in the American League’s Central Division.