Welcome to my blog, which will serve as an ongoing conduit for my personal expressions and opinions regarding the business and pleasure of sports.

As this space evolves, you can look forward to my commentary on current events, reflections on historical sports moments and accompanying photos and videos to bring back memories.

I look forward to seeing this site becoming interactive in terms of engaging questions and relevant comments from readers. And I hope to do my part to keep you informed about current events around Chicago and throughout the country. The contacts and relationships I developed over the 41 1/2 years I spent at the Chicago Tribune as a beat reporter and columnist should prove invaluable moving forward.

Thanks for checking into www.fredmitchellwriter.com.

—Fred Mitchell