Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
Rose fails to show up to film cameo
NBA star Derrick Rose sparked fury on the set of CBS's "The Good Wife" yesterday when he didn't show up to film an agreed cameo appearance in New York.
The Bulls point guard refused to come out of his house in Chicago when the crew sent a car to pick him up on Tuesday morning, sources tell us.
Rose -- who helped the Bulls to victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at Chicago's United Center on Monday night -- also refused to give the show's producers an explanation for his no-show, even though they had him booked on a flight to New York, the source added. (New York Post)
Why didn't the Bears put in a waiver claim on Randy Moss?
After being waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, Randy Moss has been claimed by the Tennessee Titans and is expected to join the team. But why didn't the Bears put in a claim on the former Pro Bowl receiver?
"We didn't think he was a good fit for us given where we are in the season," Jerry Angelo said. "Not to minimize that he is a very talented player-his credentials speak for themselves-but what we're trying to do and will continue to do is develop our players that we have and continue to show the belief we have in them. Don't minimize what a player has to do coming in at mid-season to create a niche to help a team. How many players have come in at midseason and made a major contribution? Nothing is as easy as it looks; just ask Minnesota." (chicagobears.com)
Sox radio broadcasts to remain on WSCR-AM
The White Sox extended their agreement with flagship radio station WSCR-AM 670 through 2015.
The Sox had explored other options but discovered a reasonable comfort level with WSCR, which has been broadcasting Sox games since the 2006 season.
The station also announced that broadcasters Ed Farmer and Darren Jackson will return. (ChicagoBreakingSports)
Cubs will stay in Mesa
CSNChicago.com's Patrick Mooney reports that voters in Mesa, Ariz. approved Proposition 420, enabling the city to spend close to 100 million on the next spring-training site.
The Cubs would cover any construction costs that exceed 84 million while the city could also contribute up to 15 million for infrastructure. (CSNChicago.com)
Harray Caray's CEO buys Sosa's corked bat
Grant DePorter, CEO of Harry Caray's Restaurant Group, purchased Sammy Sosa's corked bat for his original auction bid price of 14,407.
The bat, which was used in a 2003 Cubs game against Tampa Bay, will be on display at Harry Caray's Restaurant on Kinzie beginning Thursday. Sometime next week, the bat will be moved to the Chicago Sports Museum at Harry Caray's Navy Pier. (ChicagoBreakingSports)White Sox bring Vizquel back
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen had nothing but good things to say about Omar Vizquel, who was resigned within 24 hours of the end of the World Series.
Omar has impressed me so much, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said of 43-year-old Omar Vizquel after Chicago had stormed from 9 games down to take over the Central Division lead before the All-Star break. His defense, his leadership, hes had some key hitseverything started to turn around for us when he started playing regularly." (CSNChicago.com's Brett Ballantini)