Feb 28, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) warms up before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Wind: Derrick Rose Not Returning On Monday, Ian Stewart, and Twitter Feuds

Rumors have pointed to today being the day that Derrick Rose makes his season debut for the Chicago Bulls and plays his first game since tearing his ACL in April of 2012. However, recent suggestions have indicated that Rose may not play against the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Rose once again takes the lead in this edition of the Chicago Wind, one that also features pieces on Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Ian Stewart and twitter feuds.

  • Rose Not Returning On Monday ?

While Derrick Rose has yet to be officially ruled out for the Bulls’ game against the Denver Nuggets on Monday, a report from the Chicago Sun Times casts doubt that Rose will play tonight. The rumors of Rose returning tonight ignited when Comcast Sportsnet Chicago announced that the game would carried on CSN Chicago as opposed to CLTV, but Joe Cowley of the Sun Times suggests the rumor is baseless in citing two sources that say nothing has changed with Rose’s status. Though, that would not rule Rose out for tonight’s game. Remember, Rose is listed as day-to-day. Meaning the Bulls do not know if Rose will play until the point guard tells the team that he is ready to go. Rose could very well tell the Bulls organization on Monday morning that he is ready to play, though, that is something that Rose has yet to do.

  • Ian Stewart Won’t Make The Chicago Cubs’ Opening Day Roster? 
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart has had a roller coaster of a Spring Training. Stewart, who has been dealing with a quad injury for most of Spring, continued to feel soreness in his quadriceps and will undergo an MRI on Monday. Because of these on again and off again issues with his quadriceps, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times reports that it is unlikely that Stewart makes the Cubs’ opening day roster. That does not mean that the Cubs will cut Stewart. Rather the likely scenario is that Stewart will be placed on the disabled list and given an additional opportunity to play for the Cubs at some point during the 2013 season. Given the fact that Luis Valbuena and Brent Lillibridge are the only viable third base options for the Cubs, holding onto Stewart may work to their benefit.
  • Cubs Fans Vs. Cubs Reporters 
I engaged in a semi-twitter feud with fellow Fansided writer Stan Croussett during the weekend. The feud, for lack of a better term, was over Croussett being critical of a tweet that was tweeted by the Cubs beat reporter for ESPN Chicago, Jesse Rogers. Croussett was critical of the grammar that was used in Roger’s 140-character or less tweet. Over the course of the off-season, many have been critical of Rogers taking over the Cubs’ beat for ESPN Chicago. Croussett would admit that he has been one of Rogers’ main critics. There is nothing wrong with being critical of a reporter. But to criticize a reporter for grammar used in a tweet is a tad cavalier on Croussett’s behalf. Reporters do not earn their salary by tweeting. Reporters earn their salaries by breaking news, and in Rogers’ case, covering a specific team. Rogers, while trying to comply with the restrictions of twitter, was trying to voluntarily offer a newsworthy item to his followers. The grammatical rules were not developed during an age in which there was endless amount of social media platforms for individuals to express their opinions and/or provide a service. Therefore, lets leave the grammar police for the learning institutions and not for social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.  

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