Baseball season is under way and I’m excited to be able to spend a few days each season at Wrigley Field, which is truly my very favorite place. The second I step through the gates, the rest of the world melts away and for three hours I feel so relaxed and free. I guess that’s because it tak…
CHICAGO | LaTroy Hawkins put his arm this year where his mouth was in 2012.
CHICAGO | The owner of the Chicago Cubs for the first time publicly threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying Wednesday he needs new advertising revenue to help bankroll a $500 million renovation of the storied ballpark.
Las Vegas somehow just didn’t seem Frank Thomas’ style, even after years of raising his second family just off of The Strip.
MILWAUKEE | A lack of timely hitting and a crucial first inning error cost the Cubs Friday night in a game that produced a memorable piece of baserunning by Milwaukee's Jean Segura.
On Saturday, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer charity that aims to eliminate childhood cancer through research, is hosting a local event to raise money for the cause.
CHICAGO | The fickle winds of Wrigley Field giveth and they taketh away.
It was a beautiful autumn eve on the north side of Chicago. Dave Pishkur and his son, Ryne, were taking it all in. The buzz in the air was intense, historic.
In this June 11, 1997, file photo, Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray leads fans in singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Since Caray's death in 1998, celebrities have taken the booth and sung the song handled so …
CHICAGO | Maybe it was race driver Jeff Gordon's shout out to the fans at "Wrigley Stadium." Or Ozzy Osbourne, who decided the lyrics of "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" were not nearly as interesting as the mostly unintelligible words he'd picked out for himself. Or perhaps it was actress Den…
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.
MESA, Ariz. | Cubs manager Dale Sveum knows exactly what he'll say about last year's 101-loss season when he meets with his team for the first time this spring.
MUNSTER | If former major league all-star second baseman Mickey Morandini ever makes it back to the "bigs," the second journey is already longer than the first.
CHICAGO | Jeff Samardzija can see the big picture coming into focus for the Cubs.
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ARLINGTON, Texas | A.J. Pierzynski can joke with Texas manager Ron Washington about last season's All-Star snub now that he's the starting catcher for the Rangers.
Jeff Keppinger may not possess one-for-one the career persona of Kevin Youkilis, the man he’s replacing at third base for the White Sox.
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.
CHICAGO | Patrick Kane revels in October, almost as much as he did for the month of June two years ago, when his tough-angle overtime goal in Philadelphia snared an uncommon pro sports championship for his adapted city.
Just like his large cadre of rookie pitchers, Robin Ventura experienced growth during 2012.
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