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Barry Rozner

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A former vendor at all of Chicago's ballparks and stadiums during his college years, Barry Rozner has been a sports columnist for the Daily Herald since 1997, following a decade covering the Cubs first as a feature writer and then as the beat writer.

Rozner has won Peter Lisagor and Associated Press writing awards for his work as a columnist and sports writer, and includes among his national scoops the story that Phil Jackson would be named coach of the Bulls in 1989. In 2007, he was named "Sportswriter of the Year" by the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Rozner has written several books, including "Second to Home" with Ryne Sandberg, and "Where's Harry?" with Steve Stone. He's a frequent co-host on the Score radio and in 2010 began co-hosting "Hit and Run" at the sports talk radio outlet, WSCR 670-AM.

Rozner was honored by the Little City Foundation in 1998, and sits on the board of the James P. Lang Scholarship Foundation, which awards college scholarships to children of single parent homes.

Having finally given up the violence of hockey for the aggravation of golf, Rozner lives a mostly healthy existence with his family in the Northwest suburbs

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Rozner: Ventura, White Sox not scared of expectations

Jan 25 2015 | 7:58 pm - An improved bullpen ought to make life easier for White Sox manager Robin Ventura, who looked at times last year as though he didn’t have a handle on the relief corps.

Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than meets the eye

Jan 24 2015 | 9:10 pm - Barry Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than most people ever knew, and when I discovered that about Ernie Banks, I never thought of him the same way again.

Rozner: On paper, White Sox’ turnaround impressive

Jan 24 2015 | 8:57 pm - They don’t play the games on paper, but the White Sox appear to have closed the gap on Detroit while Kansas City has taken a step back, and the baseball world is understandably surprised that the Sox have spun an ocean liner in a bath tub.

Rozner: Mike Spellman will be dearly missed

Jan 21 2015 | 11:09 pm - Barry Rozner says his conversations with Mike Spellman were always a joy, filled with laughter and cheap shots, and quick phone calls often turned into an hour of nonsense. "He was my friend and I will miss him," Rozner writes about Mike in his...

Rozner: Bears’ Fox brings history, humility

Jan 19 2015 | 2:48 pm - John Fox arrives at a good time for the Bears. There is a huge mess to clean up and Fox has a history of waste management. He’s done it before and there’s no reason to think he can’t do it again.

Rozner: Cubs are finally talking about winning

Jan 17 2015 | 11:35 pm - The Cubs have gone from knowing they would finish last to talking about finishing first, and no one is sorry about that.

Rozner: New Bears coach, GM have much work to do

Jan 16 2015 | 2:36 pm - It’s going to take some time to rebuild the Bears, but at least Ryan Pace now has an experienced NFL guy in John Fox to lean on, hopefully listening less to those above him than to the man he now sees as a partner.

Rozner: Bears' Pace easy guy to root for

Jan 11 2015 | 7:47 am - Ryan Pace's career is entirely unlikely, and that makes him easy to root for no matter where he goes in life, his latest stop being Lake Forest, where he's charged with fixing the personnel disaster that is the Chicago Bears.

Rozner: GM in place, Bears must pick up Pace

Jan 09 2015 | 6:12 am - You can look back at most of what’s gone wrong with the Bears over the last 25 years and point directly to failed draft classes. New GM Ryan Pace needs to draft well and draft well for several years to dig out of this massive hole, and he must...

Rozner: Vermette makes sense for Blackhawks

Jan 06 2015 | 9:45 am - Coyotes center Antoine Vermette makes a lot of sense for the Blackhawks as insurance up the middle and as a No. 2 center if Brad Richards falters in the playoffs, as he did a year ago after a good regular season.

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