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PITTSBURGH — The Cubs have a new tactic, and so far it's working. They have decided to try leading every inning because that's a lot more fun than being behind every inning, as it seemed they were a year ago. One game down, only 161 to go. Yeah,...
Tags: Ryan Braun, Jed Hoyer , World Baseball Classic, Anthony Rizzo, Sports
Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era. "In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...
Tags: Ed Wade , Chicago White Sox, Bryce Harper, Carlos Pena, Sports
It’s time for the Cubs to move out of Wrigley Field and leave Chicago! Tom Ricketts bought this team and he should have the right to run his business as he sees fit. He should not be held hostage by a money-greedy, dictatorial mayor who even tells...
Let's see if I have this right: The Ricketts family wants to spend $500 million to upgrade their ballpark. No taxpayer funds to be used. Rooftop owners (who, in fact, are stealing the Cubs’ product) want more, in the form of less signage in the park...
Clout StreetAs the owners of the Chicago Cubs push to quickly wrap up a Wrigley Field rehab deal, the stadium's neighbors are calling for a slow down of the negotiations. In a letter sent Wednesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Lake View Citizens’ Council raised...
Another week of spring training passes by as there is still no deal reached after Rahm Emanuel, the Rickettses and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) meet yet again to discuss the issue. Renovations for Wrigley field have been trying to be set in motion for some time...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel summoned Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and the aldermen representing the area to City Hall on Thursday afternoon in an effort to seal the deal on a $300 million Wrigley Field rehab, a Cubs source said today. Progress was made, but...
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,' ''...
Tribune reportersExtra-inning talks continued into the weekend over the Ricketts family's proposal to rehab Wrigley Field, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepping up to the plate as agreement between the Cubs and rooftop club owners remained elusive, sources familiar with the...
Tags: Baseball, Chicago Mayor, Wrigley Field, Sports, Rahm Emanuel
Wrigleyville’s alderman expressed optimism Thursday that several key issues surrounding the costly renovation of the aging ballpark could be resolved by the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, but the dispute over signs outside Wrigley Field...
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...
PITTSBURGH — No, you couldn't have gone ice fishing Wednesday in Pittsburgh. That season has come and gone. It's time for baseball, even if it didn't seem like it at PNC Park, along the banks of the Allegheny River. After a pitch shattered his...
Tags: Schools, Wandy Rodriguez, PNC Park, Andrew McCutchen, Piracy
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