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Baseball: Consistency is Name of Jon Lester’s Game

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thoughts on Cubs adding Lester and what he brings to the table

Originally posted on WARR - We Are Regal Radio:

Kevin Luchansky writes about Chicago baseball for WARR.

What are the Cubs getting in Jon Lester?

A three time All-Star, two time World Series champion, 116 game winner with a career 3.58 ERA and nearly 1,500 strikeouts. Oh, and the aforementioned list doesn’t even include his biggest life accomplishment — defeating Leukemia in 2006. Quite an impressive list for someone who just turned 31 years young this month.

When you sign an ace like Jon Lester, there’s a lot of positives you add to a rotation, especially one starved for a front-man of Lester’s stature. But aside from those everyday stats that make him an almost annual All-Star selection, what are the Cubs getting is a player that produces at a high level and more importantly, he does so very consistently.

Since his first full season pitching in the major leagues (2008), Lester has produced a season long ERA north of 4.0 just…

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Baseball: White Sox Need to Pursue These Hot Stove Prospects

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my thoughts

Originally posted on WARR - We Are Regal Radio:

Kevin Luchansky writes about Chicago baseball for WARR. Stay with us for his take on Cubs targets for the Hot Stove season.

The White Sox currently have just roughly $45 million or so committed to their 2015 roster. Big South Side names and regulars like Paul Konerko, Gordon Beckham, Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza are all gone and the market has officially opened up with Victor Martinez (who played a bigger role in this post prior to the announcement of his new contract) re-signing with the Detroit Tigers.

So, who can the Sox possibly tempt away from other MLB teams to ply their trade at 35th and Shields? Below are a few of the possible candidates for the Sox to go after this winter with the Hot Stove heating up:

Player: Nelson Cruz

Reason: Would provide power and some consistency to a outfield that was devoid of both even…

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College Football: Notre Dame-Florida State Showdown Pumps Up National Impact

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Me on ND/FSU

Originally posted on WARR - We Are Regal Radio:

WARR writer Kevin Luchansky normally writes about baseball for WARR.com., this college football season he expands his reach by writing on another passion of his — college football, in particular the Big Ten.

Stay up with WARR.com for his continued coverage of the Big Ten and college football at large every weekend.

Week 8 of the college football season, and we’re stacking up the number of games with national title implications this season.

Arguments can be made for a few other games with such implications, but tonight’s match-up between Notre Dame and Florida State in Tallahassee is a big one, one that stands to eclipse the early showdowns we’ve seen between teams like Michigan State and Oregon, Alabama and Mississippi and Auburn at Mississippi State.

The latter two games, despite the high parings of ranked teams, may have had more influence on the SEC Championship influence than it did for the College Football Playoff, there…

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Phil Cho, owner of Pure Soul Entertainment, wrecks car & leaves 4 friends in ditch

Phil Cho, owner of PureSoul Entertainment in Chicago – and purveyor of oxymoron “PureSoulFam” – wrecked his car in the early morning hours on September 13th and promptly fled the scene, leaving four of his closest friends in a live-wire ditch to care for themselves. Immediately, two of the four members of the car were in critical condition. That didn’t seem to concern Phil, who left the scene on foot.

Phil has been hiding out in the suburbs like a true scumbag coward would, undoubtedly waiting for the alcohol to leave his system before turning himself in to Chicago PD.

Details of the horrific accident can be found here from the Chicago Tribune.

UPDATE: can be seen here