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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!

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Chicago Cubs
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Northwestern Wildcats
  • NCAAB Colgate Red Raiders
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
Recent Activity
Overflow Thread 3: Cubs vs. Padres, Thursday 7/24, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 10:50p
Overflow Thread 2: Cubs vs. Padres, Thursday 7/24, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 10:05p
Overflow Thread 1: Cubs vs. Padres, Thursday 7/24, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 9:05p
First Pitch Thread: Cubs vs. Padres, Thursday 7/24, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 8:00p
Cubs vs. Padres Preview, Thursday 7/24, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 6:00p
Cubs Go For Series Win Against Padres
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 6:00p
The Cubs already have one of those.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 4:36p - 1 reply
Actually, he's been pretty consistent this year.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 4:29p - 1 reply
I don't get it.
Commented on Cub Tracks Is A Diverse Collection on Jul 24 2014, 4:17p
Since you mention that
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 4:08p
It's very unlikely with a 10-year veteran like Jackson.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 4:05p - 1 reply
Never should have been.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 4:01p - 2 replies
Due to injury.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:59p - 1 reply
Not in the way ronsanto10 is suggesting.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:58p - 1 reply
For what turned out to be dumb reasons.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:58p - 2 replies
Thanks!
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:57p
Fair enough.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:57p
Well, they could move him to the pen.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:56p - 5 replies
Thanks for the offer.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:55p - 1 reply
Why?
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:53p - 1 reply
What's that plan, though?
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:53p - 1 reply
Regardless of whether that's true or not
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:52p - 1 reply
Well, "ever" is a long time.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:51p - 1 reply
Huh.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:45p - 1 reply
Do you really think EVERY guy called up would be worse than Jackson?
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:44p - 3 replies
No Subject
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:43p - 1 reply
Chapman has walked only 10 of 114 batters faced this year.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 3:39p
I'd agree with that.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:34p
Would likely NOT be worse than Jackson's.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:33p - 1 reply
SHHH!
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:33p
Pretty much anyone could do that.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:27p - 2 replies
You are right, I think, about the A-Rod contract.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:20p
Right.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 3:17p - 1 reply
How many teams even HAVE regular DH's now?
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 3:10p
for No.
Voted on Jul 24 2014, 3:08p
That's a reasonable question.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:59p - 2 replies
That's possible.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:59p - 1 reply
Too early to tell.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:58p - 1 reply
Agree with that.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:57p - 1 reply
We don't know if Rusin could be better over half a season.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:57p - 2 replies
Fair enough on the Phillies doing strange things.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:57p - 2 replies
Well, I said why I think it matters.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:56p
I'd rather see Beeler in the rotation than Jackson.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:55p - 1 reply
I don't think the polls are quite so clear-cut.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 2:54p - 1 reply
Now, this comment, I can deliver a reasonable response to.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:51p - 4 replies
That's a fair comment.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:50p - 2 replies
If anyone has a problem, email me.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:46p
I really hope not.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:45p - 2 replies
ISWYDT
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:38p - 1 reply
That's a fair comment.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:37p - 1 reply
You could make that argument, yes.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:37p - 2 replies
Thank you for a reasonable answer to my premise.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:35p - 1 reply
Yes.
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:33p - 2 replies
With the Cubs
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:31p - 1 reply
Plus
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:27p - 3 replies
Remember that
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 2:24p - 4 replies
Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson?
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 2:00p
Barney wouldn't be enough, but
Commented on Cub Tracks Is A Diverse Collection on Jul 24 2014, 1:52p - 1 reply
Right.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 1:47p - 1 reply
I don't think Dan Vogelbach will ever play in the major leagues.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 1:47p - 6 replies
Agreed.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 1:34p
Agreed.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 12:25p - 1 reply
We're only talking a game or two, right?
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 11:54a - 1 reply
I'm on board with your Russell Martin idea.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 11:52a - 2 replies
for The Cubs didn't score with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth
Voted on Jul 24 2014, 11:07a
Castillo must have thought the ball was foul.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 10:46a - 2 replies
Right.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 10:44a - 1 reply
It's not.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 10:42a
I tend to agree with you on Sweeney and Schierholtz.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 9:56a - 1 reply
That would be among his 2-3 best outings of the year.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 9:53a - 1 reply
Somehow, I don't think I'll be writing that when the WS win happens.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 9:52a - 1 reply
Joe Kelly.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 9:27a - 1 reply
Valbuena, maybe.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 9:20a - 2 replies
No surprise, actually.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 9:20a
The entire site froze?
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 9:19a - 1 reply
I'd agree with that.
Commented on Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game on Jul 24 2014, 9:17a - 1 reply
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