| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:18 PM
The crosstown blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs:
The Cubs placed Ryan Dempster on the disabled list because of tightness in his right trade value.
I assume that Dempster’s injury and Monday’s night’s outing...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:23 AM
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...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season.
Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury.
Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano.
Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.
To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com.
1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 7:09 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 9:12 PM
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...
| 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...