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JOHN DOHERTY: Traditions die hard, failure lives on in big leagues

Last week in this space, I wondered why youth baseball leagues didn't uniformly use reduced injury factor baseballs and why they don't have automated external defibrillators on hand at each field.

July 29, 2013 9:00 pm
Samardzija, Cubs win home spring opener

Samardzija, Cubs win home spring opener

MESA, Ariz. | Valparaiso native Jeff Samardzija made a strong spring debut and the Cubs scored four unearned runs in the first inning against San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain, then held on for a 4-3 victory Sunday at HoHoKam Stadium.

February 24, 2013 5:30 pm

GEORGE CASTLE: Youkilis would be good for Cubs, Sox – yet doesn’t fit anymore

The one convergence for our baseball teams is a goateed former OBP guru who was a folk hero with his last two teams and would be once again if he played in Wrigley Field.

December 01, 2012 7:45 pm
How would Lofton fare now?

How would Lofton fare now?

The Times took an average of Kenny Lofton’s production from 2004-07 and compared it to the current statistics of leadoff hitters in the AL and NL Central divisions. For the sake of comparison, some statistics have been reduced to “per plate appearance (PA).” On the gauges below are the numbe…

August 01, 2009 12:15 am
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