In the Frunchroom: Tim Baffoe

We’re entering our second year at The Frunchroom, we’ve begun expanding what it means to tell stories of the South Side and how it means the North Side, West Side and beyond. But we’re starting off with someone very local.

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Tim grew up in Beverly/Morgan Park, attended St. Cajetan’s and Mt. Carmel and now resides in Mt. Greenwood. He began his college career as a Theater major at the University of Iowa (“my skills were deemed too high and my GPA too low”) and eventually earned his high school English teaching degree from Governors State University (where he’s finishing a Masters in English).

He is in his ninth year teaching at St. Rita High School where he is the chair of the English Department. He also created and moderates the school’s satirical newspaper, The Natir.

In 2011, Tim auditioned for 670 The Score’s annual “Score Search” competition. Morgan Park resident and 670 program director Mitch Rosen gave him the nod and he’s been a columnist for Chicago ever since. His column “Patrick Kane Is Not Your Friend” was the most trafficked piece on the site in 2015.

Tim’s work has also appeared at the Chicago satirical publication The HecklerBaseball Prospectus and Sports Illustrated’s site The Cauldron.

A true Renaissance man, Tim has spent most of the 21st century as your friendly neighborhood pizza delivery driver/superhero despite a rare, non-medical aversion to cheese. He’ll be discussing that noble vocation when he hits the stage on Thursday, April 21st at 730pm at O’Rourke’s Office.

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.
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