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CHICAGO | Gary native and former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle is combining two of his favorite things – baseball and food – in his latest business venture.
MESA, Ariz. | Jeff Samardzija pitched two shutout innings before an overflow crowd in the Cubs' opener at their new stadium, a 5-2 loss to an Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad on Thursday.
MESA, Ariz. | The question of what went wrong was a familiar one for the Cubs last season.
NEW YORK | Rather than ban home plate collisions outright, Major League Baseball and its players adopted a rule limiting them this season.
GLENDALE, Ariz. | The stark reminder of how far the White Sox fell last season was on a wall behind Chris Sale as he fielded questions in a hallway at the team's spring training complex.
MESA, Ariz. | Edwin Jackson's first year with the Chicago Cubs was a dud.
GLENDALE, Ariz. | John Danks is feeling rather carefree these days.
White Sox players old and new like the partial lineup makeover general manager Rick Hahn has crafted for its first on-field display in spring training starting Saturday in Glendale, Ariz.
The Cubs won’t conduct a classic spring training, beginning today when pitchers and catchers report to spanking-new 15,000-seat Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz.
MESA, Ariz. | The Chicago Cubs are ready to take to the baseball diamond of their new springtime home.
New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was shivering alongside team broadcaster Rick Rizzs and general manager Jack Zduriencik during last month's FanFest at Safeco Field.
CHICAGO | White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and manager Robin Ventura likely knew what was in store Saturday during a question-and-answer session at SoxFest, the team's annual fan convention — testy questions from fans.
CHICAGO | Usually a manager’s job security is shaky, at best, after a 99-defeat season.
CHICAGO | Chairman Tom Ricketts insisted there will be a day when results replace promises and headlines focus on victories for the Cubs.
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.
For an all-inclusive $60, you’ll be able to meet Clark, the new furry Cubs mascot whom all the fuss is about.
While baseball is typically a game of inches, Mark Mulder has discovered it’s more like two feet, or the distance between his mid-section and his face.
CHICAGO | The Hall of Fame got a welcome respite Wednesday from years of controversy over candidates tainted by performance-enhancing drugs.
NEW YORK | Greg Maddux could break a 22-year-old record today, though he won't become the first unanimous selection in the history of the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot.
CHICAGO | They faced off 96 times in a span of 17 years. Frank Thomas at the plate and Mike Mussina on the mound, one of baseball's most feared sluggers taking on one of the sport's smartest players.
LISLE | Today, Jim Thome isn’t exactly regarded as a Santa Claus for the determined, but still-tornado-battered, city of Washington, Ill.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. | Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. | The Cubs obtained the right-handed outfield bat they needed, acquiring Justin Ruggiano from the Miami Marlins for lefty swinging Brian Bogusevic.
Now if only Adam Eaton could walk the walk like Kenny Lofton, after talking the talk Wednesday, the White Sox might have something.
Paul Konerko firmly declined Wednesday to use the word “coach” in any of the upcoming job descriptions of his 16th and final season with the White Sox at age 38 in 2014.
CHICAGO | Veteran slugger Paul Konerko is returning to the Chicago White Sox.
CHICAGO | It doesn’t get easier from here on for Angel Figueroa of Bishop Noll and Kevin Jones of Portage.
LYNWOOD | Maybe he didn't take the "ACE" part that seriously.
CHICAGO | Curtis Granderson was still as verbally diplomatic with his free-agent plans, including the White Sox, as he was snaring corporate or community contributor to his far-flung philanthropic efforts.
Ryan McGuffey has almost lost track of all the production hats he’s worn the past 15 years behind the camera at Comcast Sports Net Chicago and predecessor Fox Sports Chicago.
SEATTLE | Lloyd McClendon wanted this news conference three years ago. He wanted the showy introduction and to be posing for pictures holding his new jersey. He wanted to be asked about his managerial philosophy and why it didn't work his fir…
Two time zones and 2,400 miles away from his Porter County home, Lloyd McClendon's region roots remain intact as the Seattle Mariners' new manager.
CHICAGO | The Cubs are set to hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their manager, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Lloyd McClendon will have his work cut out as the new manager of the Seattle Mariners.
BOSTON | More than an hour after the final out, players lingered on the field and fans stood by their seats, cheering, singing and applauding.
BOSTON | Michael Wacha had a funny way of preparing for his World Series start that's supposed to save the season for the St. Louis Cardinals.
CHICAGO | At 6-foot-3, Jose Abreu cut an impressive figure in his shiny gray suit Tuesday. He looked like the quintessential power hitter even out of uniform.
ST. LOUIS | Jon Lester smothered St. Louis on four hits into the eighth, David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in a two-run seventh inning off Adam Wainwright and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cardinals 3-1 Monday night to take a 3-2 World Se…
ST. LOUIS | Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat the Cardinals 4-2 on Sunday night, tying the World Series at two games each.
ST. LOUIS | When the Cardinals and Red Sox met in the 1967 World Series, the average length of the seven games was 2 hours, 22 minutes.
BOSTON | Michael Wacha won again in October and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough help from Boston, beating the Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night to tie the World Series at 1-all.
BOSTON | Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made a tantalizing — but not at all serious — offer to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday: another farewell tour, this time in the NL.
BOSTON | An easy toss on a sure out that skittered away. A routine popup that somehow dropped between Gold Glovers. And something even more startling — umpires reversing a key call.
It was 1945. World War II had recently ended. The Cubs were in the World Series, and 13-year-old John Stiles was at Wrigley Field with his dad for Games 4 and 5 against the Detroit Tigers.
BOSTON | Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.
Big Papi, Dustin Pedroia and the bearded guys from Boston. Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal and those fresh mugs from St. Louis.
DETROIT | Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.
I can no longer watch the Cubs, who are as exciting as a flooded basement, but I can help team president Theo Epstein find his next manager.
LOS ANGELES | The Dodgers' offense is struggling, and they might have to face St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright without their top hitter in Game 3 of the NL championship series.
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton swung a bat made in Valparaiso when he belted a walk-off homer out of Tropicana Field in the bottom of the ninth Monday.
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