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2009: Chicago's year in sports

Jon Greenberg says good riddance to an overall lackluster year in Windy City sports

Updated: December 28, 2009, 11:51 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

"A heavy snowfall came, and the year drew toward its close. It closed in a half-green twilight, like the half-twilight of the heart." -- Nelson Algren, "Little Lester" from "Entrapment and Other Writings."

On Dec. 31, 2008, he called and they wept.

After a Jim Hendry conference call with Chicago reporters made it official, the women of Chicago, and many of the men too, bade a teary farewell to beloved everyman Mark DeRosa.

DeRosa, who was the public epitome of the ...

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