TELANDER: Of his latest unexcused absence, Rose said on Tuesday: ‘‘This wasn’t me.’’ Yes, it was.
TELANDER:I’m not bragging here — I was only the judge, not the creator — but long-form American sports writing isn’t in decline, folks. It’s blooming.
RICK TELANDER: The Cubs do not need another close-but-no-cigar season.
RICK TELANDER: Reliever comes in for Hendricks, who left after being hit with liner, and hits homer to remember
RICK TELANDER: It was the same story with everybody Friday at Wrigley Field. The waiting for the Cubs to win a World Series title.
RICK TELANDER: Though only 24, Bryant has done things that have excited Cubs fans more than any player in years.
RICK TELANDER: The Cubs have more talent, more potential, more possibilities for this and many seasons to come than anybody in the game.