Those who have moved to Chicago for a new job know the best way to experience the city in those early days is to walk through it. To be dwarfed by its awesome skyscrapers. To absorb the nuances of different neighborhoods. To feel the energy of people along the river and in restaurants and on the sidewalks.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has often craned his neck strolling through downtown since arriving March 28. The German soccer superstar can afford to because he hasn't constantly been recognized and stopped. He can succumb to the magnetic pull from above.
"In Manchester, you don't have proper tall buildings," he said. "Or in Munich."
And something else...
The Hawks are finally on the right side of the handshake line. After back-to-back first round playoff exits, the Hawks trounce the Wild 5-1 in Game 5 to advance.