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Watching the Cubs' annual opening exercise at Wrigley Field, an event lessened by Chicago politics and low expectations, there was plenty of time to wonder about a question that applies on both sides of town: WWBVD. What would Bill Veeck do? I'm...
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap. On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into. The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
Debates may rage regarding the Hall of Fame merits of former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo. Yet the more poignant story is the lifelong friendships nurtured by his teammates. Santo will be enshrined posthumously July 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with...
Tags: Chicago White Sox, Wrigley Field, Diabetes, Sports, Chicago Cubs
The Hartford CourantOnce upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness. Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
Sam Fuld and Ron Santo didn't discuss their common bond very often. They didn't have to, according to Fuld, because he could feel the affection flowing his way. "My time with the Cubs, from the first day until the trade, Ron was always there,'' Fuld said...
Tags: Ron Santo, Wrigley Field, Nyjer Morgan, Sam Fuld, Pancreas
WrigleyvilleHis bronze statue — a stunning likeness of him throwing a ball to first base — was unveiled in a pregame ceremony Wednesday outside right field, just feet from that of his long-time teammate Billy Williams....
WrigleyvilleI was fortunate enough to attend Ron Santo Night at Wrigley Field on August 10th which included the dedication of his statue near the corner of Sheffield and Addison. It was great to see his family as well as his former teammates in Ernie Banks, Randy...
Chicago Breaking SportsBy Fred Mitchell Billy Williams was surrounded by family, friends and longtime former teammates as a statue of the likeness of the Cubs Hall of Famer was unveiled during a ceremony Tuesday at the corner of Addison and Sheffield, just outside of Wrigley...
Chicago Breaking SportsBy Fred Mitchell Ron Santo and Billy Williams were teammates in the minor leagues and with the Cubs organization throughout the '60s and early '70s. I sat down and talked to both of them last summer in the Cubs dugout at Wrigley Field, reminiscing about...
The Big PictureMost of the mainstream media has been treating the news that Robert Redford will be at Wrigley Field, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs March 31 home opener, as a feel-good story. After all, it was Redford......
Angels UnpluggedI hadn't really thought of Bobby Abreu as a Hall of Fame candidate. Check out his career statistics: He appears to be a classic case of a player who is very good for a very long time, but never dominant.......
RedEyeReady or not, the Red Line South reconstruction starts Sunday. Until Oct. 19, nine South Side Red Line stations will close as crews rebuild the line south of Roosevelt Road. During this $425 million project, which is expected to rid the southern Red...
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