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Rod Blagojevich: So-so politician, stellar sports enthusiast

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A look through the Sun-Times photo archives paints a picture of arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich as quite the sports enthusiast.

We thought we'd celebrate a few of Blago's finer sporting moments from the past six years.

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Blago jogging in Galesburg, Ill. in 2003. That's jogging -- with a silent 'j'.

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With President-elect Barack Obama looking on, Brian Urlacher crushes Blago's bill-signing hand. In this instance, Blago signed a bill to ban the sale of Ephedra in Illinois.


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Gov. Blagojevich surprises even himself in 2003 with his ability to spin a basketball given to him by Vienna High School students



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Blago tosses out the first pitch -- undoubtedly the elusive gyroball -- before a game against the Detroit Tigers in April 2003.

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Blago assures Cub great Ron Santo in 2007 that he'll be inducted into the Hall of Fame if he can come up with a $25,000 campaign contribution. 

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Blago tosses his hat to throngs of Wrigley faithful after belting "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" during a 2003 Cubs-Sox game. As per Cub tradition, they threw it back.

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As punishment for winning the World Series in 2005, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and owner Jerry Reinsdorf were forced to meet with Blago in Springfield.  




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This page contains a single entry by Kevin Allen published on December 9, 2008 2:01 PM.

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