It only seems apt to run the Stray Cast here.
After all, this Web log is named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off the end of the outdoors column in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays since April 2, 2003.
It's the kind of Chicago baseball season where my mind doodles: Chris Sale, whooping crane;A.J. Pierzynski, pileated woodpecker; Robin Ventura, mourning dove; Dale Sveum, game-preserve quail. The season will drag enough to work on another 50.