| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:46 AM
You know Bill Burr is a hardcore Boston Bruins fan because when he talks about the team, he says, "we." The last time he played the Chicago Theater, in 2011, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. This time, the Blackhawks got the better of the Bruins.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
So much can go wrong. Can't-miss guys miss all the time. But suspend your skepticism, excuse some rough edges and Javier Baez's ascending arc screams what Cubs fans have been saying forever — wait till next year.
He is what baseball fans dream...
| Sep 4, 2013
Perry Hill, the Marlins' longtime first-base coach, may have become the first man in uniform to compliment the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. He was happy to find that a small video room was added since his last visit, taking the monitors out of the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:58 PM
On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Who doesn't like to window shop?
That's what I was doing Saturday at Wrigley Field, along with maybe 5,000 hard-core baseball fans and almost 200 scouts. We were watching Alex Jackson, Nick Gordon, Jacob Gatewood, Tyler Kolek and other baseball...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:13 AM
The Cubs’ 2013 season has been over for months --- since last year, actually --- so it would seem there’s nothing to see here.
Unless you view this as part of the 2015 spring training, long rumored to be the year the Cubs finally stop...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Starlin Castro is the future of the Cubs.
If you count the prospects the Cubs will get for him when they trade him.
Not now, and maybe not this offseason. Castro’s trade value has dropped like his head on a popup with a man on third.
But I can...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start.
So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Ryne Sandberg sold his three-bedroom unit in a vintage building in downtown Chicago in March. He had listed it a year earlier, less than six months after Cubs President Theo Epstein handed Dale Sveum the job Sandberg always wanted when he was riding...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street.
The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...