The NATO activity in Chicago this weekend has drawn attention from around the world. But while the protesting and political debates have cast something of a negative light on so much of the event, that didn't extend to the fields of Chicago.
There was the nice pregame flag ceremony at Wrigley Field for Game 2 of the BP Crosstown Cup, as well as the first pitch thrown out by General John R. Allen, who is the commander of the International Security Assistance Force stationed in Afghanistan.
Then there's this:
U.S. President and Chicago native Barack Obama got to throw the football around on Soldier Field Sunday night after the NATO working dinner.
So if an injury befalls Jay Cutler again, the Bears now know who to call. Obama's got pretty good form. He may need a quicker release, though. Defensive linemen would be on him in a flash.
The Cubs continue their series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night in the nation's capital, and you can catch all the action on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.
Coverage from the District of Columbia with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies begins at 6 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the game for reaction and analysis on Cubs Postgame Live.
Tonight's starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (5-8, 4.74 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (8-2, 3.57 ERA)
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Carlos Rodon makes his season debut as the White Sox take on the New York Yankees tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN Plus and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.
Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA)
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