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  • If you're going to showcase Zambrano, then really make it a show

    If you're going to showcase Zambrano, then really make it a show
    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...
  • Chicago wrestler Colt Cabana teaming up with Jamie Kennedy, 'Hunger Games' cast coming to Aurora, Common hosting gala

    Chicago wrestler Colt Cabana teaming up with Jamie Kennedy, 'Hunger Games' cast coming to Aurora, Common hosting gala
    Jamie Kennedy is on a mission to make professional wrestler and Deerfield native Colt Cabana (real name Scott Colton) a star. Kennedy – known for his roles in “Scream,” “Son of the Mask” and “Malibu’s Most...
  • Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan

    Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan
    The long-shot prospect of taxpayer help to renovate Wrigley Field grew more remote Thursday, upended by revelations that the patriarch of the Chicago Cubs' ownership team had been offered a plan for using a super PAC to run racially tinged attack ads that...
  • Pete Wentz's band parts ways with singer, Chicagoan competing on 'Survivor,' Steve Nash dines at Le Colonial

    Pete Wentz's band parts ways with singer, Chicagoan competing on 'Survivor,' Steve Nash dines at Le Colonial
    Black Cards -- the band founded by ex-Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz – has parted ways with singer Bebe Rexha. Wentz told mtv.com that the split was a mutual decision and added that the band will continue in some capacity. "Right now, (the...
  • Wake up, Cubs fans: Your team was built to stink

    Wake up, Cubs fans: Your team was built to stink
    Late Wednesday night, someone named Tom Hamilton sent me this email with the subject line “And I am a Cubs fan’’: “I was all excited about our new YOUNG Management team, thinking they would make a difference. Interesting Fact...
  • Tip to Ricketts: Finish the Epstein deal now or you're finished

    Tip to Ricketts: Finish the Epstein deal now or you're finished
    Attention, Tom Ricketts: Your legacy is on the line. This is no time to be Baseball McCaskey.  It might seem early in the projected lengthy ownership of the Cubs by members of the Joe Ricketts Lucky Sperm Club, but this is it. This is Ricketts’...
  • Ricketts plays Cubs fans for stupid

    Ricketts plays Cubs fans for stupid
    Tom Ricketts was asked what was wrong with his team that ranked among the worst in baseball, and he answered -- are you sitting down? -- “Nothing. Just a lot of injuries.’' Nothing? Is he tone deaf? Just injuries? Try bad. Ryan Dempster...
  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • Question of the day: Was Quade a better choice for Cubs manager than Sandberg? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant When the Cubs made this unexpected choice, the......
  • Ricketts: Attendance will rise if Cubs win

     
    Ed Sherman of Crain's Chicago Business talked with Cubs' owner Tom Ricketts about the baseball season, plus this interesting take on the lower attendance numbers this year....
  • Is Wrigley ‘a dump’?

     
    One radio host said Wrigley isn't looking too good. Do you agree?...
  • Question of the Day: Which MLB managers are not likely to survive the season? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss Major League Baseball managers. Check back throughout the day for more responses and weigh in with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Down goes (Bob) Geren! Who will follow him......