Bring me these super shoes


Bring me these super shoes

By Adam Hart

I am competitive.

Being so, I spend any downtime at work scouting the other CSN regional Web sites, mainly to see what material we can use on Wicked Good Sports. And where we can one-up them. But mainly the material thing.

Today's scouting mission brings us material from, where they have a "Showcase" area for what seems to be important things. Those important things:

1) Sports Awards for Chicago's "best-known professional athletes." Scal's obviously taking home first place. Eh.

2) 5 Questions with... some Chicago sportscaster from a rival station. Double-eh.

3) Mind and Body, in which:

Chuck Garfien and Sarah Kustok try and help you stay the course this holiday season with demonstrations of many different fitness challenges around Chicago.

This sounds fun. Like, they're definitely seeing how many walking laps one can do around Wrigley Field in an hour, right? Or who can stand up to the harsh Chicago wind the longest. Or how many pounds of deep dish pizza one can down in 20 minutes without the aid of beer.

Well, if those are perfectly reasonable fitness challenges...


No one is even using them to their full potential. If the super shoes are modeled after trampolines, who reduced them to fancy aerobics sneakers?

"Do they even make aerobics sneakers?" I asked myself immediately after typing that.

In my book, these super shoes serve only two purposes: Dunking and making acrobatic diving catches into the swimming pool. That's it. That's it. THAT IS IT!

Red Sox exec Amiel Sawdaye follows Hazen to Arizona


Red Sox exec Amiel Sawdaye follows Hazen to Arizona

The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.

Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.

The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".

The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.