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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
Lindy McDaniel & Don Landrum
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Next In Line on Jul 29 2014, 4:36p
Thanks!
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Next In Line on Jul 29 2014, 3:58p
Way too time-consuming!
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 3:43p - 1 reply
I should do a Top 10 Best and Worst Cub Trades series
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Next In Line on Jul 29 2014, 3:35p - 2 replies
That sounds a lot more interesting than what actually happened.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 3:21p - 2 replies
Ed apparently added 2011 in there, too.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 3:20p - 2 replies
I'm pretty sure they found that out very quickly.
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Next In Line on Jul 29 2014, 3:14p - 1 reply
Heh.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 2:58p
That's the most likely time for a Europe series
Commented on Bud Selig says MLB plans to play game next season outside North America on Jul 29 2014, 2:32p
Or Twins/Mariners.
Commented on Bud Selig says MLB plans to play game next season outside North America on Jul 29 2014, 2:32p
FWIW
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 29 2014, 2:30p
As opposed to paying [name redacted].
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Next In Line on Jul 29 2014, 2:14p - 2 replies
Can he sustain that?
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 12:56p - 3 replies
You could be right.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 12:50p - 1 reply
No, I know no one's trolling me.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 12:34p - 2 replies
You might be right.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 12:26p - 4 replies
I don't know, el.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 12:23p - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 12:18p - 4 replies
I have noticed this too.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 12:09p
Of course not.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 12:08p - 1 reply
for 2
Voted on Jul 29 2014, 12:05p
Indeed.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 11:57a - 1 reply
It's a little different
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 11:57a - 2 replies
Because this team is supposed to be building for the future.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 10:31a - 8 replies
I wasn't a Cruz backer, as you know.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 9:58a - 3 replies
Agree.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 28 on Jul 29 2014, 9:49a
Yep.
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win! on Jul 29 2014, 9:14a - 1 reply
Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win!
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 9:00a
No Subject
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Next In Line on Jul 29 2014, 8:58a - 1 reply
As I recall that play
Commented on A.J. Pierzynski Joins The Cardinals on Jul 29 2014, 8:38a - 1 reply
Yum.
Commented on Concessions Of A Cubs Fan: The Pulled Pork Dog on Jul 29 2014, 8:23a - 1 reply
Overflow Thread 3: Cubs vs. Rockies, Monday 7/28, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 10:50p
Overflow Thread 2: Cubs vs. Rockies, Monday 7/28, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 10:05p
Overflow Thread 1: Cubs vs. Rockies, Monday 7/28, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 9:05p
First Pitch Thread: Cubs vs. Rockies, Monday 7/28, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 8:00p
Cubs vs. Rockies Preview, Monday 7/28, 7:05 CT
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 6:00p
Cubs vs. Rockies Monday Game Threads
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 6:00p
Understood, ldr.
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 27 on Jul 28 2014, 4:42p
Probably.
Commented on On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Rockies Series Preview on Jul 28 2014, 4:40p
Arrieta is going Thursday against the Rockies.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:47p
And yet, he's seen as a useful utility infielder by a contending team.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:37p - 3 replies
My guess?
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:35p - 2 replies
Sounds like a Jeopardy question.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:33p - 1 reply
Yep.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:32p
Layaway.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:32p
No Subject
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:30p - 3 replies
The intrigue continues!
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:30p - 2 replies
They probably gave Darwin some cash to spend at the airport while he was waiting for his flight to LA.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:29p
Huh.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:28p - 2 replies
Cubs will see Darwin this weekend
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:28p - 1 reply
What you are probably remembering
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:27p - 1 reply
Not sure of the exact order, but I agree.
Commented on On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Rockies Series Preview on Jul 28 2014, 3:25p - 1 reply
for 2
Voted on Jul 28 2014, 3:24p
Exactly this, yes.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:16p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:15p - 1 reply
You could very well be correct.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:04p - 2 replies
See above for his only walkoff HR.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:03p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 3:02p - 1 reply
The PTBNL will bring a scratch-off ticket with him.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 2:55p - 1 reply
One great year of defense.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 2:54p - 2 replies
Well, you got it half right.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 2:53p - 1 reply
Here's the return
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 2:51p - 4 replies
... which are all blacked out.
Commented on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs on Jul 28 2014, 2:45p - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on Tradeable Cubs: Fun With Proposals on Jul 28 2014, 2:44p
Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 2:42p
I'd agree with that.
Commented on Cardinals 1, Cubs 0: Nailbiter on Jul 28 2014, 2:35p - 1 reply
It won't be Joc Pederson.
Commented on Tradeable Cubs: Fun With Proposals on Jul 28 2014, 2:32p - 3 replies
Was just about to post the Barney tweet.
Commented on Tradeable Cubs: Fun With Proposals on Jul 28 2014, 2:32p
Tim
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 27 on Jul 28 2014, 2:27p - 2 replies
Correct
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 27 on Jul 28 2014, 2:26p - 3 replies
I could see that.
Commented on Tradeable Cubs: Fun With Proposals on Jul 28 2014, 1:35p
Good.
Commented on Tradeable Cubs: Fun With Proposals on Jul 28 2014, 1:32p - 2 replies
That's pretty much where the blame should go.
Commented on Greg Maddux Is Officially A Hall Of Famer on Jul 28 2014, 1:29p
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