Stray Cast: Pirates, kid, muskie & Webster Lake

It only seems apt to run the Stray Cast here.

After all, this Web log is named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off the end of the outdoors column in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays since April 2, 2003,

Here’s today’s:

The Pittsburgh Pirates remind me of the kid fishing for bluegill from a dock whom I saw latch into a muskie on Webster Lake a few years ago.

The Latest
Nikola Vucevic led the Bulls with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Cobyy White finished with 20 points and DeMar DeRozan added 19.
The monthly average temperature is predicted to be 39.2 degrees, barely above the record 39-degree average set in February 1882.
WGN metereologist Tom Skilling, namesake of ‘Skilling It,’ was on hand for the unveiling of six newly named snow plows at the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s salt dome. One will be deployed in each of the department’s districts.
DeRozan and White lead the league in total minutes with 1,996 minutes played each. Toronto Raptors small forward Scottie Barnes is third in the league with 1,935 minutes played.
A CPD officer was in the 2700 block of North Halsted Street when he saw two people running toward him about 3:20 p.m. One person had a gun. The officer fired a shot. The two people fled.