Chuck Swirsky

Its amazing what happens when you elect to choose affirmation,encouragement and kindness to lift up family,friends and co workers.Go for it!

Chuck Swirsky

Good morning October! Stay hungry- stay humble!

Chuck Swirsky

Congrats to the Royals. Thought there was no way they'd pull it off. The beauty of post season baseball.

Nick Friedell

Headline change in Kansas City: Yost Can Coast.

Nick Friedell

They're partying on the plaza tonight.

Chuck Swirsky

Got to love MLB post season

Chuck Swirsky

Ned Yost Manager of the Year!

Chuck Swirsky

Big time onions or baseballs

Sam Smith

To play rookies or not to play rookies in a sea of troubles, that is the question for the Bulls. bit.ly/1nInZ66

Joe Cowley

Thib's finger - not the pinky - to those that continue to question the way he hands out minutes & he's 100% right - suntimes.com/sports/3020257…

Nick Friedell

Headline for tomorrow in Kansas City: Yost is Toast.

Chuck Swirsky

Feel badly for Royals fans..they wait this long for a post season game and what happens? Shields is pulled...he leaves for free agency..

Chuck Swirsky

Oh, and that woman who gets a puppy if the Royals win...may want to start thinking about something else...like a parakeet

Chuck Swirsky

There is absolutely no tension or excitement to this game. TBS needs to dial up Charles Barkley. " Well, Ernie, KC is just turrible..."

Chuck Swirsky

Jim Frey wants to manage the 7th inning for the Royals.

Chuck Swirsky

Charlie Weis: " Thank you..Ned Yost..."

Chuck Swirsky

Brad Pitt says Art Howe is a better manager than Ned Yost.

Nick Friedell

Really enjoyed this story from @SteveFainaru. Best of luck to Mike Krukow. Keep fighting. Keep having fun. espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Chuck Swirsky

Ned Yost won't be second guessed will he?

KC Johnson

Forget the Bulls' starters. Far more intriguing will be who finishes games. my.chicagotribune.com/#section/444/a…

KC Johnson

Can McDermott and/or Mirotic crack the Bulls' rotation? trib.in/1vvjMnd

Chuck Swirsky

Someone better tell Billy Butler he's not Brett Butler on the base path.

Chuck Swirsky

Um....that's not how you play fundamental baseball KC....

Chuck Swirsky

I'm still not feeling the Lester-Soto combo--first time he's worked with Soto and it's a playoff game?

Chuck Swirsky

So if The A's lose tonight what are the chances of Lester opening up for the Cubs April 6th at Wrigley vs Cards?

Chuck Swirsky

Hall of Fame sportscaster Dick Enberg : " A parent is only as happy as his unhappiest child."

Chuck Swirsky

Veteran sportscaster Dick Enberg : " A parent is only as happy as his unhappiest child."

Sam Smith

"I think it’s important for everyone to put team first," says Thibs. "Sometimes that means doing what may not necessarily be best for you."

Sam Smith

Thibs philosophy: "I’m going to ask them to sacrifice. Some guys are going to sacrifice not starting. Some may sacrifice not finishing."

Sam Smith

Thibs on rotation: "Joakim, Pau and Taj. I look at those guys as starters. You have to divvy up those minutes. That doesn’t leave a lot."

Sam Smith

Who finishes games, Thibs? "Taj was probably our best fourth quarter player last year. Who we finish games with remains to be seen."

Sam Smith

Thibs: "It’s very difficult to play consistent if you play one day, take a day off, play one day, take a day off, play short minutes."

Sam Smith

Thibs said Rose needs to play: "We may get to a point where we think he needs to play more. The way you find a rhythm is if you’re playing."

Sam Smith

Thibs on Rose preseason: "You want to see different players the first 6. The last couple of games, you get to more your rotation."

Chuck Swirsky

Outstanding @BBTN panel anchored by the great @adnanESPN . David Ross of the Red Sox is really, really good.

Sam Smith

Thibs on Noah, Pau and Taj playing together: "The jumbo lineup? We tried that last year. I don’t see that working in today’s NBA."

Sam Smith

Thibs pointed out the last time 2 rookies were in regular rotation for a title team was Jamaal Wilkes and Phil Smith for '75 Warriors.

Sam Smith

Thibs says Pau wants work: "He shared that with our team that he’s willing to make that commitment to work (big minutes)."

Sam Smith

Thibs on Pau: "With Phil, they didn’t have very many days off. He played a lot of minutes and that’s what he is used to, 37 minutes a game."

Sam Smith

First scrimmage had Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol and Noah starters; expected for opener. Thibs said Noah looked "very good, actually."

Sam Smith

Summer of Butler: "Worked on my beard. Plenty of shots. Probably like 3 times a day because I worked out in Houston; it’s very boring there"

Sam Smith

Butler on Rose: I think (the injury stuff) is already behind him, to tell you the truth. He’s focused right now. Just playing."

Sam Smith

Butler on contract: "I want to be here; I think the Bulls want me here. Basketball is my main focus, not really the contract situation."

Sam Smith

Rose ready: "When you miss 2 years you want games right away. I wish we had a game tomorrow, but we’ve got to wait a couple of more days."

Sam Smith

Rose on Pau feel for game: "He’s not going to get in your way. It comes with experience, and of course playing with Kobe for so many years."

Sam Smith

Rose sees Butler as next Bruce Bowen: "He could really change the game; I think that’s the type of role Jimmy is going to find his way to.’’

Sam Smith

Rose on "new" Rose: “Everyone keeps asking that. I don’t know what more you all want (laughs). Just going to try and play my regular game’’

Sam Smith

Rose on Mirotic: "He did moves where (it should have been) a charge. He pumped his way around and scored. We know he can shoot; he’s good.’

Sam Smith

Rose learning Mirotic: "Going to surprise people (the way) he puts the ball down. Fly out at him, he’s able to attack the rim, avoid charges

Sam Smith

Rose on McDermott flaw: “He forgot to bring (rookie job) donuts. He set 3 alarms and forgot that; I’m going to have to ask him about that."

Sam Smith

Rose on McD: "I think Doug’s biggest problem right now is just his nerves. Playing in the preseason is going to calm down his nerves."

Sam Smith

Doug's a Bull: "Being a Midwest kid, watching the Bulls I have to pinch myself. Driving by those banners. I'm not tak(ing) it for granted."

Sam Smith

More McDermott: “Went to bed early, woke up, thought it was time to go, but looked at my phone and it was 3:30. Like, 'I have to stop this'

Sam Smith

McDermott first day of school: "Last night I set like 3 alarms. I woke up every hour. I had Thibs' voice in my head."

Sam Smith

Doug McDermott's initiation: “So much quicker, more physical. The coach is already screaming 3 seconds on the shot clock. It goes by faster.

Mike McGraw

No one has asked yet. Give it some time. RT @REMILOVESPORTS: Hv Thibs mentioned anything abt Bairstow?

KC Johnson

Thibodeau doesn't sound high on Snell again. Said he needs to be more consistent.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau: "Who we finish games with, that remains to be seen. We’re going to finish with the guys who give us the best chance to win."

KC Johnson

Thibs said there may come time where Rose plays more than normal in preseason: "I want him to build some confidence built off playing well."

Nick Friedell

Rose on if we'll see anything different in his game this year: "Everybody keeps asking that. I don't know. What more do ya'll want?"

KC Johnson

Rose said this is the first time he can remember scrimmaging on the first day of training camp. Said starters tied second unit.

Nick Friedell

Thibs said the starters today in practice were Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol and Noah. Things can change, but that's what I'd expect at MSG.

Mike McGraw

Thibs said Aaron Brooks had a great practice today. #bulls

Nick Friedell

In new Rose detail he says he has a new chef -- but hasn't given up candy all the way.

Nick Friedell

Rose in good spirits after first practice. Says his confidence is high right now. He knows he must stay on the floor to quiet critics.

Joe Cowley

How do you know it's Camp Day 1? Rose asked what his favorite meal is. Pasta with a red sauce and grilled chicken, by the way.

KC Johnson

DRose has a new chef this year. I do not.

Chuck Swirsky

Six days and counting to see the new look Bulls take on the Wiz.Gar and Pax have done an amazing job adding quality pieces.A fun year ahead!

Nick Friedell

Butler sounds pleased with the way negotiations are going. Trying not to let ongoing talks become a distraction.

Mike McGraw

Someone asked Butler how to impress Thibs as a rookie. Answer: Know your job, do your job. He's listened well.

Mike McGraw

First practice in new gym. J Butler in foreground http://t.co/WjiadOIWLa

Nick Friedell

McDermott said he set 3 alarms last night and went to sleep with Thibs' voice in his head. He's learning quick.

KC Johnson

McDermott said he set 3 alarm clocks so he wouldn't miss first practice. Said he heard Thibodeau's voice in his head before sleeping.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau said 74-75 Warriors are last title team to use 2 rookies in rotation. Jamaal Wilkes and Phil Smith.

Joe Cowley

The jumbo lineup of Pau, Taj and Noah likely won't happen.

Joe Cowley

Who will close games is yet to be determined.

Joe Cowley

Starters today were Rose, Butler, Noah, Pau and Dunleavy.

KC Johnson

Yesterday, Thibodeau said you rarely see championship teams use 2 rookies in rotation. Today, he said that doesn't mean it can't happen.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau called Taj Gibson the Bulls' best 4th-quarter player last season.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau said starting lineup isn't set but used Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol, Noah today. Expect that to stick.

Joe Cowley

Noah knee-watch is alive and well, as Day 1 of camp started this morning. suntimes.com/sports/3018496…

Nick Friedell

The rarely seen @jeremythum photobomb of @Steve Aschburner and Mr. Rose. http://t.co/w8sG8CpNOG

Nick Friedell

Gibson's agent Mark Bartelstein was in the Bulls' locker room hammering out the final details of the deal with Bulls' personnel.

Nick Friedell

Bulls went down to the wire a couple years ago with Taj Gibson and ended up just getting deal done a few minutes before the deadline.

Nick Friedell

Bulls have til Oct. 31 to get an extension done with Butler. If they don't, he would become restricted FA at the end of the year.

Nick Friedell

The new @Orlando Magic jerseys are terrible. Why did they ever stop wearing the original pinstripe ones? Those are still awesome.

KC Johnson

Nice touch in new Bulls practice facility w/ plaque honoring Sheri Berto, after whom last facility was named http://t.co/oZ70shlQDw

Shams Charania

Free agent forward Alonzo Gee has reached agreement on a deal with the Denver Nuggets, source tells RealGM. Gee is reporting to camp today.

Nick Friedell

Fesenko sighting in Minnesota. Last time I saw him he was chugging coffee before a Bulls exhibition game in Champaign.

Nick Friedell

I love the Dunks After Dark idea from the T'Wolves. Looks like a great atmosphere. Why not try something new to get fans excited?

Nick Friedell

I had forgotten @SophiaBush was in Van Wilder. When are we going to party @lottiespub, Sophia?

Aaron Brooks

Who does Brady miss the most... Randy Moss, Wes Welker, or Aaron Hernandez

Chuck Swirsky

Jimmy Garoppolo's 1st TD toss..they are dancing in the streets in Charleston

Aaron Brooks

Tom Brady on the bench looking like Drew Bledsoe