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Al Yellon

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Al Yellon is a native Chicagoan who has been following Chicago sports since the 1960's. That means he's seen a lot of losing -- but enjoyed the Bears Super Bowl win, the six Bulls titles, and yes, even the White Sox World Series title, even though he's a Cubs fan.

He left Chicago to go east for college at Colgate University, then returned and worked for 29 years as a television director for Chicago TV stations before joining SB Nation full time as a senior editor.

As a Chicago sports fan, Al thinks any championship for our city is a good thing. Go Chicago!

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Recent Activity
Fair enough.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 4:39p
Exactly.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 4:36p
No Subject
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 4:32p - 5 replies
It's scheduled as part of the game preview which will post at 5 pm CT.
Commented on City, Cubs Narrow Waveland & Sheffield For Preliminary Wrigley Work on Aug 20 2014, 4:31p
I don't have an answer to that!
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 4:08p
Maybe if I did that, it wouldn't rain.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 4:01p - 1 reply
City, Cubs Narrow Waveland & Sheffield For Preliminary Wrigley Work
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 4:00p
Without a rain gauge, I can't be 100% certain.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:55p - 1 reply
He won't be bothering us again.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:53p
Insults again.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:52p
If you will read the three articles I've written today on this topic, you'll see how this is covered by the rules.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:49p - 1 reply
Thanks for having my back here.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:47p
See above.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:46p - 1 reply
Thanks for finding this.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:46p - 1 reply
Also, insults aren't the way to have a reasonable discussion.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:45p
See ya.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:44p - 2 replies
Not at all.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:42p - 3 replies
Exactly.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:41p
I'm done here.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:39p - 2 replies
BTW, they are STILL working on getting the field dry.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:38p - 3 replies
Exactly.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:37p - 1 reply
I understand that.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:36p - 1 reply
Only about two minutes
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:34p - 1 reply
Not necessarily.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 3:33p
You're not suggesting the Cubs DELIBERATELY delayed, are you?
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:31p - 1 reply
Ed...
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:31p - 1 reply
Giants fan, I take it?
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 3:23p - 1 reply
IMO
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:16p - 2 replies
Update on protest
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:09p - 1 reply
Right.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 3:07p - 2 replies
Totally agreed with your bottom line.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:56p
Not sure.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:56p
On that, I will agree 100%.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:55p
A protest has to come from one of the teams directly involved.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:51p
Yep.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:33p
I'd agree.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:33p
No Subject
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:32p - 1 reply
That's not the reason.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:29p - 1 reply
Well, not usually during baseball season, anyway.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:26p
Yep.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:26p - 1 reply
Couldn't agree more.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:25p - 2 replies
FTFY
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:23p
Not only that
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:21p - 1 reply
Yes.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:18p
Grant is a friend of mine.
Commented on Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game on Aug 20 2014, 2:10p - 1 reply
No.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:09p - 2 replies
You're right about the delay.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:09p
Or like Mike Fontenot saying he's 5-8. :)
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 2:05p
No Subject
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:04p
Fair enough.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:04p
Nope.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:04p
Yeah, I understand what you're saying.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 2:03p - 2 replies
Note that the photos of individuals were not taken by me, but by credentialed photographers.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 2:01p - 3 replies
Giants Protest Tuesday's Rain-Delayed Wrigley Game
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 2:00p
Exactly.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:42p - 1 reply
Well, except there's a line between
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:40p - 1 reply
If it doesn't, it should.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:39p
OK, now that's funny.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:39p
Thanks. Much appreciated. Glad to have provided the details for you (and everyone).
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:38p
Well, yes, but
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:37p - 1 reply
This is what I don't think baseball people really understand
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:36p
Nope.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:36p - 2 replies
The Cubs grounds crew works all the games
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:35p - 1 reply
I remember that day.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:35p
True enough.
Commented on Cubs 2, Giants 0: Unplayable on Aug 20 2014, 1:34p - 1 reply
Yes.
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 1:32p - 1 reply
You can't read it that well in photo #5
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 1:07p
I thought that too, at first glance....
Commented on A Cubs/Giants Rain-Delay Photo Gallery on Aug 20 2014, 1:06p
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