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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
I've been saying this for quite some time.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 6:23p - 1 reply
15 minutes.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 6:22p - 1 reply
Weird.
Commented on Making A Case For Firing Theo Epstein on Apr 17 2014, 6:12p - 1 reply
Which ceremony was that?
Commented on Making A Case For Firing Theo Epstein on Apr 17 2014, 6:04p - 1 reply
So I'll repeat what I have often said.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 6:03p
Unlikely.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 5:56p
No, Tim wrote this without any request from me.
Commented on Making A Case For Firing Theo Epstein on Apr 17 2014, 5:53p
Remember, I didn't write this piece.
Commented on Making A Case For Firing Theo Epstein on Apr 17 2014, 5:27p - 2 replies
Yeah, that's about right.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 5:24p
I thought Tim had some thoughtful ideas about this.
Commented on Making A Case For Firing Theo Epstein on Apr 17 2014, 5:22p - 1 reply
Has ANYONE who has commented here actually read this article?
Commented on Making A Case For Firing Theo Epstein on Apr 17 2014, 5:12p - 3 replies
Well, that's your problem.
Commented on Making A Case For Firing Theo Epstein on Apr 17 2014, 5:10p - 1 reply
Gossage was awful as closer.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 5:03p - 1 reply
Heh.
Commented on Tom Ricketts And Theo Epstein Have A Meeting on Apr 17 2014, 5:00p
Agree again!
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:56p - 1 reply
During a game isn't the best time to do that, I don't think.
Commented on Tom Ricketts And Theo Epstein Have A Meeting on Apr 17 2014, 4:51p - 1 reply
Which is fine.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:50p
Yep.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:50p
I agree with you on this one.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:48p - 1 reply
Sandberg was a regular in 1987.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:48p
Well, that's interesting.
Commented on Cubs Announce Wrigley 100 Anniversary Festivities on Apr 17 2014, 4:45p
Last year's Astros went 51-111, a franchise record.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 4:42p - 1 reply
Villanueva appears to be trade bait right now.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:41p - 1 reply
And he's not playing.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:40p - 2 replies
Right.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:40p - 1 reply
Right.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
The Bradley Center is 25 years old, hardly ancient.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 4:33p - 1 reply
They've already made it clear they won't lower prices.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 4:33p - 1 reply
Depends on how close to that deadline that is, I suppose.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:30p
You know what?
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:29p - 2 replies
What other benchmarks would there be?
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:29p - 1 reply
Crayons is right.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:28p - 1 reply
Most of them don't.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:28p - 1 reply
So anything that deviates from "the plan" is "wrecking"?
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:28p - 2 replies
Cubs signed him during spring training.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 4:27p
Appears I'm being mocked.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:18p - 1 reply
Especially since Andre Dawson was retired by 1997.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:17p - 3 replies
I certainly wouldn't be that rigid.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:17p
Exactly.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:16p
I did say not to call him up until he's healthy.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
110 losses, here we come.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:15p - 1 reply
Agree.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:15p
elgato's baseball airport service!
Commented on Cub Tracks Gets What's Expected on Apr 17 2014, 4:12p
If Ricky would even play him.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:10p - 2 replies
That's right.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 4:09p
I'm tired of those "boxes".
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:57p - 4 replies
Yes, we have been through the failures of Patterson
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:55p - 1 reply
I understand that.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:54p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:53p - 1 reply
Heh.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:53p - 1 reply
I didn't say call him up while he was hurt.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:52p - 1 reply
Didn't say it was.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:51p - 3 replies
From what I've seen of him in spring training.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:49p - 3 replies
Oh, all right, el.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:49p - 2 replies
It's not because I'm bored.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:48p - 5 replies
I'm tired of having baseball run strictly by the numbers.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:46p - 7 replies
I'm thinking a few home runs like that might, you know, help the team win.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:45p - 4 replies
I have heard that "diner" argument before.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:45p
Those are all fair points.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:45p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 3:39p - 1 reply
For nine days?
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:37p - 1 reply
That mostly proves my point.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:35p - 1 reply
Know how many games Machado had played at third base when he was called up?
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:34p - 6 replies
Is it really more nuanced than that?
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:25p - 2 replies
Isn't Keppinger injured?
Commented on Tom Ricketts And Theo Epstein Have A Meeting on Apr 17 2014, 3:23p - 1 reply
Hit a few 475-foot home runs and i can forgive that.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:22p - 3 replies
Or maybe overcooked.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:22p - 2 replies
Why did the Astros call up George Springer, then?
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:21p - 4 replies
The vegetables are all spoiled.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:20p - 2 replies
It's not because of that.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:20p
Which I said in the post.
Commented on Yankees 2, Cubs 0: Apologies To Ernest Lawrence Thayer on Apr 17 2014, 3:17p
I think you're overreacting with "extremely horrible" at fielding.
Commented on The Cubs Should Call Up Javier Baez... Now on Apr 17 2014, 3:16p - 1 reply
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