Friday, February 6, 2009

For those keeping track ~

60 days until Sox opener

66 days until Cub's opener

37 days until the Southside Irish Parade (a little over a month to brace yourselves for the suburban onslaught)

65 days until Easter (which means 19 days until the first day of Lent)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cubbies!!!!! Southside Irish parade!!!! I am happy the Cubs made some more nice moves, hopefully they dont choke again.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Dear Blogger, Thank you for your response to my post of dog pooh in Mt.Greenwood Park. Deep in my heart I did not believe you were a offender, you seem to have more class than that..But this problem seems to be a city-wide problem..Please read ERIC ZORNS column dated Feb. 5, 2009 in the Tribune opinion column. It speaks to the "DOG POOH ELFS" that these dog-walkers seem to believe in, a very interesting read and very true. Thanks again for a great blog...

February 6, 2009 8:09 AM

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No offense or anything but is this a joke? Sounds like a saturday night live skit. The city has MCC code violations written for this offense. Now Daley needs to hire about 3000 cops (that we are short) and maybe your dream of a pooh free world will be reality. Until then get the rubber boots!

Anonymous said...

Go White Sox! Chicago's true southside team! 2005 World Series Champions!

Anonymous said...

Smoky Burgess was born on Sunday, February 6, 1927, in Caroleen, North Carolina. Burgess was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1949 King of pinch hitters during his time !!!! Finished his storied career with the White Sox !!!



Also born today .... The "Babe" Babe Ruth was born on Wednesday, February 6, 1895, in Baltimore.
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime" - Babe Ruth

59 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Anonymous said...

In and Around,
I am interested to know what you and your readers think about the fact that St. Christina school will not host a "St Baldicks" event. I'm sure you're aware of what this is, but for those of you who may not know, it is a head shaving or hair trimming event that raises money for children battling cancer. You can either shave your head or donate your hair so wigs can be made for the sick children. Money is raised by the shavees from doantions received by others for shaving their heads. It's done so the children don't feel shamed when they lose their hair during treatment. Anyhow, St Christina refuses to host the event claiming the hairstyle is radical. They don't want to offend certain people. They don't want a skinhead look on children attending their school. It's done all over the country at this time of year and many local schools participate. I think it's a real shame they refuse to hold an event. AND they will suspend or expel any child who does shave their head. So, what do you think? Personally, I'm disgusted.
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Anonymous said...

Don't forget 1977 Southside hitman Richie Zisk turned 60 today!

Anonymous said...

i have a idea for the next poll
Olympic who want it in chicago.
i talk to alot of people who said no but i read some were 84%want it

Life's Too Short said...

Offseason Blues

by Steve Pellikaan ©

It's cold outside. The wind is harsh.
There's snow upon the ground.
You put on your coat, your gloves, your hat,
And go toss the football around.

It's just not the same, though. The session is brief.
In no time, you've gone back inside.
You turn on the TV, or get on the net,
In search of any news they can provide.

You look at the calendar and shake your head.
The time is surely not short.
You count up the months, the days, the hours,
Until pitchers and catchers report.

You dream of Spring with the grass so green,
And the temperature on the rise,
When the fortunate few get together again,
To seek that ultimate prize.

The holidays come and go. Your family takes pride,
In the dinners over which they strove.
While the turkey is cooking, a smile hits your face.
You're reminded of another "hot stove".

The talk of free agents and trades being made
Gives you hope for the upcoming year.
You dream of the slugger, the pitcher, the coach
That this year you'll get to cheer.

So, during this winter, when you're thinking of baseball,
And it makes you want to groan.
Cheer up. Fans like us can take solace
In knowing we aren't alone.


1959 - White Sox president Mrs. Dorothy Rigney agrees to sell the team to Bill Veeck for a reported $2.7 million. Chicago insurance broker Charles O. Finley allows that he can match the price. Charles Comiskey will try to stop Veeck from buying the Sox, but will be unsuccessful.
1949 - Joe DiMaggio signs with the Yankees for $100,000, the first six-figure contract in the major leagues ...

58 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I'm disgusted.
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February 6, 2009 10:45 PM

They do not sponsor the event, but if the child comes to school with a note saying he participated at another location, the child is not suspended.

Village Voice said...

In and Around,
I am interested to know what you and your readers think about the fact that St. Christina school will not host a "St Baldicks" event. I'm sure you're aware of what this is, but for those of you who may not know, it is a head shaving or hair trimming event that raises money for children battling cancer. You can either shave your head or donate your hair so wigs can be made for the sick children. Money is raised by the shavees from doantions received by others for shaving their heads. It's done so the children don't feel shamed when they lose their hair during treatment. Anyhow, St Christina refuses to host the event claiming the hairstyle is radical. They don't want to offend certain people. They don't want a skinhead look on children attending their school. It's done all over the country at this time of year and many local schools participate. I think it's a real shame they refuse to hold an event. AND they will suspend or expel any child who does shave their head. So, what do you think? Personally, I'm disgusted.
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February 6, 2009 10:45 PM

Totally not true ... Last year many kids from S/C shaved their heads at St. Baldricks event's with no disciplinary action ...how about you run it ... oh wait it's that volunteer rash on your forehead again ...

Village Voice said...

February 6, 2009 10:45 PM

You know you are such a pooch !!! you have got to be the biggest moron on the face of the earth !!! I am going to a police department St. Baldrick's event and my son is going with me ... he goes to St. Christina and he WILL be shaved ... You're kids obviously do not go there ... or you have not gone to any dismissals because a bunch already have there heads shaved ... duh ... I can name ten kids right now that shave it ... You are probably the same ass that wrote about the flag ... grow up and get a pair ... crawl back into whatever crybaby hole you crawled out of ... sorry 60655 he really ticks me off ...

Anonymous said...

Ok what is with St. Christina and not hosting St. Baldricks and even expeling/suspending a child for this event??? Is this what we have come to now? Would people be seriously offended of this "look?" I am glad I am not part of that school/church. They will NOT see a donation from me until they change their "radical" views. UNREAL!!!! Can we please have a separate post for St. Baldricks with a link to donate. I know that there is a list of Chicago Police Officers that will be doing it but also a list of neighborhood children/adults who are doing it so we can look them up and donate to their page. Thanks!!! What a GREAT way to raise money!!

Village Voice said...

February 7, 2009 9:05 PM

Moron ....

Anonymous said...

You're right. My kids don't go there, but I talked to several parents whose kids are there and they are the ones who have told me this. Not only did they mention the St. Baldricks event not being held there, like other schools in the neighborhood, but they specifically stated that the school DOES NOT ALLOW SHAVED HEADS during the school year. The reason being is they believe that the shaved head is offensive to some people. So am I wrong? Are these parents making this up? You tell me. I've attempted to view their school handbook online but the site was down. If it is "totally not true" as one of you so rudely stated then when is their event? And there must be some truth to my statement if the child must come with a letter explaining he/she participated in an event so as not to be suspneded, as one poster kindly informed me. So there is some truth to this, isn't there? I guess people are allowed to ask questions only if it doesn't offend a certain few. Like I said I don't have kids there. I'm relying on what parents who send their kids there have told me. I have no reason to doubt these parents. As for the smart ass that said why don't I run it, I have. I volunteered my head, my time, and my money for the event. We raised several thousand dollars and we'll be doing it again this year. Don't even say I don't volunteer my time. You have no idea who I am or what I do with my time. And no I'm not the one that mentioned some flag. Thank you to the one person who responded logically without hurling insults. I appreciate your answer. Sorry 60655. I'm not trying to stir up trouble on your blog. I'm simply posting a question which has obviously sent a few off their rockers. I appreciate your putting up a blog about St. Baldricks. It truly is a great event. If nothing else, my comment has stirred up awareness about St. Baldricks. Keep up your great work.
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Village Voice said...

February 8, 2009 3:07 PM

So you just do not like St. Christina then ... As you said your kids do not go there ... so concentrate on the problems at your school ... And yes they do not allow the "Skinhead" look or mohawks or dread locks ... But if a child participates in a St. Baldricks event then it is acceptable ... As for running the event you need volunteers ... so if your claim that YOU volunteer for one is true ... then good for you ... Maybe someone will volunteer there time an organize one next year ... who knows but it is not the schools fault if they do not ... My self and I my son had our head shaved for St. Baldricks and there was no problem from the school whatsoever ... you obviously just hate St. Christina and your attack on the school shows that you are a MORON ... They do many good things in the neighborhood ... and if your friends who have kids there are upset that they are not doing St. Baldricks ... then let them volunteer to run one ...

Anonymous said...

I think it's a real shame they refuse to hold an event. AND they will suspend or expel any child who does shave their head. So, what do you think? Personally, I'm disgusted
SHAVE YOUR HEAD, THEN DROP THE SHAVINGS IN THE COLLECTION BASKET..

Village Voice said...

February 10, 2009 12:50 PM

Maybe we should hold an event for you and call it hate monger holdup ... because I love to spread lies about everything .... or call you the totally uniformed ...

Anonymous said...

GO CUBS!! as soon as your sox manager learns how to speak english i will listen to him. we have bartman but you have ligue and his winner son. whats 40 feet long with 10 teeth? sox fans waiting in line to go to game

Anonymous said...

My son shaved his head last year. It was posted in our St. Christina newsletter that they were allowed to do it, but they had to raise funds and show proof of participation. The message being that you need to understand it isn't just about getting your head shaved with your buddies, it is about helping kids with cancer.

Mrs. Stokes did not allow it the first year, because she was not aware of what it was. When kids came back to school with shaved heads, they were reprimanded because a violation of dress code. But myself and several other people that have had children in our personal lives affected by cancer made her aware of it, and she now allows it. The kids that attend St. Christina have a dress code to follow. Shaved heads (the type that come with some of the St. Baldricks shaves) have been associated with skinheads, which several years ago was a real problem in this area. That aside, when you go to a catholic school, they can and will dictate what you can or can't do, it is called a dress code, that is part of catholic school.

Now some of you haters will comment what animals our kids are outside of school. To which I would respond that is both a public and catholic problem.

But don't bash our school because we don't have a St. Baldrick's day, because charity is a part of the education plan. We have monthly dress down days that the proceeds are donated to a different charity, and people are encouraged to make suggestions. Our 7th and 8th graders do confirmation hours, many go beyond the requirement.

So while this is supposed to be a post about our neighborhood, it really is becoming a catholic v public bashing and this is a shame.

Oh, let's talk about the real problem the girls are not allowed to wear nail polish. I am sure that violates someones freedom. :P

Anonymous said...

February 11, 2009 8:11 AM

Thank you poster for your courteous, respectful and knowledgeable answer. I appreciate and believe that. All that without calling someone names. Thank you again.
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