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The Big PictureMost of the mainstream media has been treating the news that Robert Redford will be at Wrigley Field, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs March 31 home opener, as a feel-good story. After all, it was Redford......
Angels UnpluggedI hadn't really thought of Bobby Abreu as a Hall of Fame candidate. Check out his career statistics: He appears to be a classic case of a player who is very good for a very long time, but never dominant.......
A lasting baseball giant Recently I experienced an act of absolute perfection: Not only did I see the Cubs lose in the ninth, I sat in great seats marveling at the perfection of Wrigley Field's storied legacy — days when Ernie Banks, Billy...
Watching the Cubs' annual opening exercise at Wrigley Field, an event lessened by Chicago politics and low expectations, there was plenty of time to wonder about a question that applies on both sides of town: WWBVD. What would Bill Veeck do? I'm...
It's time for a change. I too am a diehard Cubs fan. I grew up in Chicago, watching Ronnie [Santo], Ernie [Banks] and Billy [Williams] play. That's when there were about 5,000 people in the stands and free admission on Ladies Day. Times have changed....
Tags: Wrigley Field, Miller Park, Ernie Banks
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap. On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into. The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
Debates may rage regarding the Hall of Fame merits of former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo. Yet the more poignant story is the lifelong friendships nurtured by his teammates. Santo will be enshrined posthumously July 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with...
Sam Fuld and Ron Santo didn't discuss their common bond very often. They didn't have to, according to Fuld, because he could feel the affection flowing his way. "My time with the Cubs, from the first day until the trade, Ron was always there,'' Fuld said...
Add Clayton Kershaw to the list of those who should have been offended when the Marlins gave Adam Greenberg an at-bat. R.A. Dickey, who struck out Greenberg on three pitches, won the strikeout title over Kershaw by one 230-229. … If MLB had not...
Fifty years ago this week, only 595 fans showed up at Wrigley Field for the opener of the Cubs-Mets series, the last time two teams with 100-plus losses faced each other. The '62 Cubs — with future Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Billy...
The Hartford CourantOnce upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness. Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
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