Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser )

Jason Lieser

Bio Chicago Bears beat writer, Chicago Sun-Times. Lieser = leisure. Tulane grad. Inspired by my wife & kids. Follower of Jesus.
Location Chicago, IL
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iPhone : My dad’s favorite player.

He played from 1969-93, finishing at age 45. Caught 18,511.2 innings.

11x All-Star. 4th all-time in Sox HRs (214), 7th in RBI (762), 7th in oWAR (29.2). Has a statue at Comiskey, and the LF foul pole at Fenway is named after him. HOF in 2000.

iPhone : In the same huddle—

96: 1774 yds, 12 TDs combined
97: Rice was out; Owens had 936 yds, 8 TDs
98: 🚨2254 yds, 23 TDs combined🚨
99: 1584 yds, 9 TDs combined
00: 🚨2256 yds, 13 TDs combined🚨

Rice was all-pro 10 times, Owens 5. Both in the HOF.

iPhone : Jason Lieser True story: when I was a kid, my dad and I went back to Baton Rouge for the LSU-UNLV game. Randomly stayed in the UNLV hotel.

My buddy & I walk out to the hotel basketball hoop. Ten minutes later, LJ and Anderson Hunt walk out & start playing 2 on 2 w/us. m.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ6-H4…

iPhone : Not an amazing player, but a fun one. Larry Johnson was a forceful dunker and solid shooter.

His reel: youtu.be/-yYgcV0iOmw

No. 1 overall pick in 91. Appeared in Space Jam, which is the highest honor short of the Hall of Fame. And he was Grandmama.

iPhone : Terry Pendleton, the 1991 National League MVP.

1x All-Star (did not make it the year he won MVP), 3x Gold Glove, 5 World Series appearances.

Had the worst luck on that last one: He played for the Braves from 91-94 and in 96. They won in 95.

iPhone : Before going on to bigger things like Parks & Rec cameos, Detlef Schrempf had himself a fine hoops career:
-16 seasons (10 at 15+ ppg)
-In ‘92-93, he avg’d 19.1p, 9.5r, 3.9a
-3x All-Star
-‘94-95 3rd-team all-NBA
-2x 6th Man of the Year
-114 playoff games
-Shot 38% on 3s at 6’10”

iPhone : Miami sports radio host Leroy Hoard played 10 years after starring at Michigan (Rose Bowl MVP in 89). Made the Pro Bowl for the Browns in 94.

In his final season, playing for the Vikings, he converted a 3rd-&-37 on the ground—
youtu.be/x2DHO8Ewhmo

iPhone : Jim Abbott was born without a right hand & overcame it to pitch a decade in the big leagues and win Olympic gold in 88. Had some great seasons, especially w/ the Angels. Pitched for the Sox in 95 & 98. Had 2 hits as a batter in 99. Threw a no-hitter in 93: youtu.be/s-11R0f7I0g

iPhone : Jason Lieser These are 4 other interesting cards from that 88 Midwest League All Star set. At the time, I never wouldve guessed Jose Cansecos brother would be (by far) the least successful of all these guys.

iPhone : Tom Gordon debuted at 20 in ‘88 and pitched until he was 41 in ‘09. Played for 8 teams, including both in Chicago. Made $56M.

Spent a decade as a starter (97-90, 4.21), then made his first ASG at 30 as a closer. Underwent TJ surgery, then was an All-Star again at ages 36 & 38–

iPhone : "Polling Place" is back. It's probably too soon for a Russell Dorsey-themed set of questions, so that'll have to wait. Meanwhile: V-O-T-E!

1/3: Given concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, did MLB start things back up too soon?

iPhone : I recommend these to everyone. We watched them as a family and had deep conversations about race afterward.

It’s out of the goodness of these guys’ hearts that they spoke up. Thanks to all of them for doing it.

Jason Goff alone says about 700 things that will make you think. twitter.com/nbcschicago/st…