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Go ahead. Get the tar and feathers. Or I'll stack the wood and bring the matches. Not being a Chicagoan by birth, I know I should just stay away from your sentimentality. If you think ketchup on a hot dog is an act of subversion, so be it. I'm not...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Ketchup, Animals, Fenway Park, Robinson Cano
Tom Ricketts might not believe it or care, but I’m with him on this one. Let him run his business like a business, and he won’t ask the city, county or state for a dime to help the Cubs fix up Wrigley Field. Deal. During the Cubs...
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and Cubs owners Tom and Todd Ricketts watched Game 6 of the World Series at The Fifty/50 in Ukrainian Village Thursday. Coincidentally, I was there as well and got to see Theo-madness first hand. When a...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein, Baseball, Sports, David Freese
Talking baseball while hoping that it’s not a bad sign that the Blackhawks had to go into overtime to beat the Wild in their playoff opener: 1. Yoenis Cespedes was the guy last year. This time around, Hyun-jin Ryu is the guy. Just as Cespedes...
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...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — With a strong breeze blowing through the pine trees and palmetto bushes, the Tampa Bay Rays walked out of their clubhouse and down a stone path, headed toward back diamonds for practice. They walked alone or in groups of...
Carlos Zambrano is pitching well enough to get traded. But apparently he has acted badly enough in an embarrassing past and has pitched inconsistently enough this embarrassing year to remain a Cub. How badly has he acted and how inconsistently has he...
A friend of Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens now living in Las Vegas called last week to see if the buzz about his buddy the White Sox fan offering to help build a new home for the Cubs was true. "He was like, 'What are you doing? You're a Sox guy,' ''...
It became obvious several years ago that when the final chapter of the Kerry Wood story was written, it wasn't going to have a happy ending. An ugly last act, however, could have been avoided. I'm not going to blame Wood. Nor will I point the finger at...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Baseball, Ryan Dempster, Dan McNeil, World Series
Lots of people out there are just waiting to see Theo Epstein fail. They think he gets too much attention, that his deal with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is too sweet. They think he should have received more criticism for a run of failed free-agent...
Greed is unattractive, but what kind of poker player walks away from the table when the dealer keeps throwing him hot cards? I got my wish when the Bears closed the book on Brian Urlacher's career here. As a bonus, Urlacher whined like a jilted...
MESA, Ariz. — Twenty days after he walked into camp, Gerardo Concepcion faced a team of minor leaguers from the Angels. It was only the second time the 20-year-old Cuban had pitched in a game situation for the Cubs, and if he was nervous, he wasn't...
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