Times baseball writer George Castle’s 11th book presents 10 “What if’s” in Cubs history. “Alou Makes the Catch: An Alternative History of the Chicago Cubs” plays off real persons and events to show how the star-crossed team’s championship drought might have been broken on several occasions s…
CHICAGO| A short memory with a laser focus.
CHICAGO |After his last losing start Tuesday, Philip Humber was upbeat and could even get off a humorous line or two.
CHICAGO | Where have you gone, Daniel Hudson?
CHICAGO | Paul Konerko’s been so good the past few years he probably could hit with one eye.
CHICAGO | The White Sox are performing so many contortions and gyrations about Chris Sale’s health that a knuckleball would be stable and level by comparison.
Theo Epstein and his Boston posse, in.
The old axiom, "It will get worse before it gets better," was an apt description of the 2011 Cubs.
CHICAGO | Alejandro De Aza's doing well for himself in late summer 2011 -- and especially on Wednesday.
CHICAGO | The message is as simple and direct as Mark Buehrle's repertoire, but the answer is as complicated as the White Sox's prospects going forward this season in the American League Central.
CHICAGO | Sixty and sixty.
CHICAGO | The impact of Ron Santo's statue outside Wrigley Field goes far beyond sculptor Lou Cella's spectacular three-color depiction of the third baseman, standing on one leg and leaning right, ready to fire the ball cross-body to first in his patented 1960s image.
CHICAGO | The surest way to agitate Ozzie Guillen these days is ask a question about Alex Rios' now-rationed playing time.
The 50th anniversary of the rookie-of-the-year season for Billy Williams, the last home-grown Cubs power hitter, was a good time to ask about any power prospects who combine size, strength and swing.
CHICAGO | By no stretch of the imagination did John Danks want to out-do Anthony Reyes or Thornwood alum Mark Mulder, the only other pitchers since 1961 to sport 0-8 records before June 1.
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CHICAGO | Another nagging injury means Bobby Jenks won't have his own final 2010 curtain call of rumbling his 275-pound frame through the left-field bullpen gate as the crowd roars in anticipation of another save.
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