| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:35 AM
Kerry Wood got his day at Wrigley Field on Sunday, and he spent part of it lobbying for the Cubs to bring Sammy Sosa back to the organization as something.
Wait, why do the Cubs need to bring back the worst teammate in the world?
OK, Sosa wasn’t...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:40 AM
The more I read Theo Epstein’s alleged defense of Ryan Dempster’s killing the aborted Atlanta deal, the more I think the Cubs president comes back to blaming Dempster for the aborted Atlanta deal.
Epstein, in fact, should've blamed Dempster....
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:04 AM
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer seem to have a problem. A big problem. The Cubs’ top two baseball wonks appear to have developed a hole where their credibility and integrity used to be.
Understand, credibility and integrity rank pretty high in a...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:20 AM
As Carlos Marmol rolled through this week with an earned-run average under 1.70 in his previous 12 outings, manager Dale Sveum said he expects Marmol to be the Cubs closer next year.
Nope. Sorry. Not buying it.
Granted, 1.70 is a nice number number, but...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:27 PM
Stars gathered in Chicago Friday night for a gala to benefit the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is serving as the gala's emcee andHarry Connick Jr. is performing at the event.
Chicago Mayor Rahm...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:37 AM
I don’t know why Carlos Marmol is still a Cub.
I don’t know if Marmol knows why he’s still a Cub.
Only Theo Epstein knows, and he should know better.
Marmol is the European sports car of closers --- finely tuned and destined to cost a...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
As 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...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Mayor 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...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Normally it's Kristin Cavallari supporting fiance and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on game day from the suites at Soldier Field, but during Cavallari's promotional appearance on behalf of her Chinese Laundry shoe line Saturday at the Von Maur store in...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 6:01 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Dale Sveum is either an optimist or a guy with big bills to pay. He not only showed up for his second season as the Cubs' manager but somehow seems confident it will be better than his first.
It better be, right?
Sveum has no plans...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Talking baseball while wishing we could fast forward to first-round games in the NCAA basketball tournament:
1. No matter what Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney were suggesting before Michael Bourn’s deal with Cleveland was finalized Monday, the Cubs...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...