Seven baseball games were scheduled to be hosted by teams in either the AL Central or NL Central on Sunday. One of them was played.
The Cubs, scheduled to host the Braves, got postponed. The White Sox haven't played since Thursday. The last three games of what was supposed to be a four-game set in Minnesota were wiped out by a blizzard.
The Tigers and Indians postponed home games on both Saturday and Sunday. The Royals also called off Sunday's game due to cold.
So with all of this going on in the Midwest, the Padres decided to show off the lovely weather San Diego has on a regular basis.
That's cold, @Padres. That's cold.
When the Bears did not match the offer sheet Cam Meredith signed with the New Orleans Saints, it opened up an extra need at wide receiver.
It appears the Bears have filled that need.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Bears signed Bennie Fowler to a one-year deal. Fowler was with the Denver Broncos in his first three years in the NFL and totaled five touchdowns and 56 receptions.
Last season the Michigan State product had 29 catches for 350 yards and three touchdowns.
With Allen Robinson expected to be the Bears' top receiver, Fowler joins a group with fellow offseason addition Taylor Gabriel and the oft-injured Kevin White as the pass catchers expected to round out top targets for second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
To say White Sox starting pitchers have struggled with walks lately is a bit of an understatement.
Lucas Giolito continued a troubling trend for the White Sox rotation on Thursday. Giolito walked five in 6 1/3 innings and took the 4-0 loss in Minnesota. That marked the fourth time in the last five that a White Sox starting pitcher walked at least five. Only James Shields (6 strikeouts, 5 walks on Wednesday) had more strikeouts than walks in his last turn out.
Obviously the combined 18 strikeouts and 23 walks in the last five starts is not the way to keep your team in games. On the season, White Sox starting pitchers have 39 strikeouts against 37 walks in 69 1/3 innings. Reynaldo Lopez has been able to survive seven walks in 13 innings by only allowing four hits so far. Each of the other four pitchers in the White Sox rotation has an ERA above 4.00.