Send a Message
to Frank_S

Comments

36

Joined

Dec 27, 2008

Frank_S Profile

Forums Owned

Recent Posts

Ransom, IL

Investigators Seek Answers In Missing Woman Case

Initially folks were saying that Dale Shannon either had nothing to drink or little to drink at the party. The police reported his BAC at .266 which is more than three times the legal limit. If he actually drank that much at the party, does the host have any responsibility for letting him drive away? Certainly a bar or restaurant would bear responsibility, but would a private party or employer?  (Jan 1, 2011 | post #12)

Ransom, IL

Wife Missing After Crash That Killed Husband

I guess Fort Worth doesn't get much snow. A snowfall of 3 or 4 inches can result in drifts of 12 inches or more which would be deep enough to cover a person. Still no news on finding Mrs. Shannon. Local reports are that the search will resume on Monday. There may be some volunteers out over the weekend. Much of the snow cover was melted by warm temperatures and nearly an inch of rain on Friday.  (Jan 1, 2011 | post #12)

Chicago Tribune

ESPN planning Bartman documentary

Maybe Mr. Bartman should threaten to sue ESPN for invading his privacy?  (Aug 1, 2009 | post #3)

Chicago Tribune

Mark Buehrle still a long way from Hall of Fame

I think that the no-hitter and perfect game are relatively insignificant when it comes to the Hall. Granted that each one is a great pitching accomplishment, but they are as much luck as they are skill. What would people be talking about today if Wise hadn't made that catch to start the ninth innning? Making the Hall of Fame depends more on a consistent high level of success rather than singular moments like a no-hitter or perfect game. If Buehrle can continue performing at his current levels, then he has a shot at it. Someone that Buehrle might be compared to is another lefty who had two no-hitters in Chicago, Ken Holtzman. Unfortunately for Ken, his career went all downhill from age 30 on. Hopefully Mark will continue to pitch at a high level as he ages.  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #5)

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Cubs do their best to kill Milton Bradley trade r...

Yeah, sure thing. Zambrano has an ERA+ of 126 and that is nearly identical to his career average of 128. His antics can be frustrating, but he is still a very good starting pitcher. I'm sure the Cubs could get some value for him in a trade. The problem with Soriano and Bradley is that Hendry gave them too many years and too many dollars when he signed them. Soriano appears to be coming around and even Bradley is hitting better as of late. Unless you work for the Cubs or Wrigley Field, how can you know anything about whether these players listen to instruction or if their teammates consider them to be cancers  (Jul 25, 2009 | post #16)

Chicago Tribune

ESPN bans NY Post reporters from shows after paper publis...

I could understand banning the people who made the decision to include the pictures of Andrews with the story, but a blanket ban of reporters from the Post seems unfair and over the top.  (Jul 23, 2009 | post #33)

Chicago Tribune

Rocky Wirtz cites 'initial progress'

I don't know if Hossa skates better either. Havlat was the most exciting skater I've seen on the Hawks since Denis Savard. Then you have to consider that Havlat was usually matched up against the opponent's top line night after night. Who is going to step up and perform on the checking line like Havlat did? If Hossa can do that, I'd be pleasantly surprised.  (Jul 19, 2009 | post #12)

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Cubs don't have that 'This is the Year!' look

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but "City of New Orleans" is a classic.  (Jul 11, 2009 | post #112)

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Cubs don't have that 'This is the Year!' look

Is this supposed to be irony or sarcasm? You can hate the song if you like, but the composer was a heterosexual Cub fan and the song you propose to take its place was written by a gay man from Georgia.  (Jul 10, 2009 | post #28)

Chicago Tribune

Cubs fans' love for Mark DeRosa a little out of whack

Rick's article isn't about Mark DeRosa, but about Rick's perception of Cub fans. He is pretty much saying that Cub fans aren't too smart because they were fawning over a player who Rick feels was little more than adequate. I don't agree with his position so don't get mad at me. But if you want to get mad, get mad over the fact that Rick is dissing you and not DeRo.  (Jun 22, 2009 | post #68)

Chicago Tribune

New steroid talk leaves Dusty Baker tongue-tied

Remember in the movie "Independence Day" when the President asks why he was never told about the aliens at Area 51 and the Secretary of Defense says, "Two words: plausible deniability"? Other than Mark McGwire, I believe most of these guys kept the PED's out of the clubhouse. And even if they didn't, what is the manager supposed to do? Order locker checks and then chemical analysis for any pills, creams or fluids found there? If you look at it honestly, this problem started at the top with Selig and the owners. They could have enforced the PED rules, but they didn't because they were enjoying the increased revenues from increased attendance related to the offensive revolution in baseball. Remember the "Chicks Dig the Long Ball" campaign? Why would you expect Dusty or Lou to rat out their own players and put their own teams at a competitive disadvantage?  (Jun 21, 2009 | post #8)

Chicago Tribune

MLB upset with continued steroid leaks

So somebody releases the remaining 102 names left from the list. What does releasing those names prove? Nothing really. It will prove that the remaining 102 guys weren't smart enough to not get caught, not that the other 1200+ guys tested are clean. Sure, a lot of the guys who passed the test were clean, but we'll never be sure because there are always ways to beat those tests. Masking agents, cycling off long enough for the stuff to clear the system, providing a sample from another person, etc., etc., etc. I'm sure many guys that used PEDs got off them far enough in advance that they tested clean in 2003. And you have to remember that not every player that tested positive looked like a body builder. Remember Brian Roberts? Andy Pettite? How many guys are in the Hall of Fame already that used PEDs? It isn't as if steroids are new. Football players were using them back in the 70's, if not earlier. We'll never know who was clean and who wasn't. All we are going to know is who didn't test positive or didn't have a paper trail of buying PEDs. That doesn't prove them innocent. And that is the legacy of MLB burying its head in the sand on the issue.  (Jun 17, 2009 | post #12)

Chicago Tribune

One opinion: Sox have better shot at playoffs than Cubs

He didn't write that ignores the Trib, just that he doesn't pay for it. As far as I know, the Trib isn't charging subscription fees to access this site.  (Jun 16, 2009 | post #26)

Chicago Tribune

Palin continues to blast Letterman over jokes

You made the statement, therefore you have to provide the proof of its legitimacy. I don't believe that you are refusing to provide proof, but that you cannot because your statement is a lie.  (Jun 14, 2009 | post #458)

Chicago Tribune

Palin continues to blast Letterman over jokes

I would venture that because you refuse to provide a link that the information you are spouting is false.  (Jun 14, 2009 | post #455)