About

Chris Lamberti\n\nI’m a Chicago historian writing about the 1919 Chicago race riot. I’ve also written about the history of sixteen-inch, hospital ailment no gloves softball or \”Chicago’s Game.\” Increasingly, I’ve found myself preoccupied with the culture, politics, and economics of sports. Chicago Sport and Society represents what I hope will be a thoughtful, informative, and mildly entertaining merger of interests.\n\nMy entrée into blogging came in February 2012 via James Fegan, who was then editing the late, great White Sox Observer blog. Chicago Sport and Society represents a continuation of my work over at WSO, where I attempted to “connect the White Sox with the history of the city, hold ownership accountable to fans and the community, and try to make myself laugh while writing about it.”\n\nI remain concerned with the White Sox, but this blog is not titled “White Sox & Society” because I want to branch out to other teams and issues surrounding sports in this city—to expand the subject matter in an effort to attract a larger pool of readers and writers.\n\nContact me at christopherlamberti@yahoo.com or @CMLamberti.