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  • Sounded like Epstein introduced himself as the new GM (and that's a good thing)

    Sounded like Epstein introduced himself as the new GM (and that's a good thing)
    Drawing conclusions on the first day can be dangerous, but hey, it’s what we do. And so, the conclusion from the introductory news conference for the Cubs’ new general manager and new scouting and player development honcho Tuesday is that...
  • SNERD - November 2nd, 2011

    Chazzy and Cher? Hot off the heels of his/her popular appearance on "Dancing With The Stars," Chaz Bono is wasting no time after his/her booting from the hoofing competition to transform the opportunity and the exposure into a budding showbiz career....
  • Oh, snap: Zambrano, not Quade, managing just fine, thank you

    Oh, snap: Zambrano, not Quade, managing just fine, thank you
    Mike Quade must hate this. The guy from a Chicago suburb who worked his way up the Cubs’ chain finally gets a shot at his dream job, and his best starter is an idiot. A modified version of The Full Zambrano was on display in the retch-inducing 7-...
  • Epstein played nice with Dempster, and here's why

    Epstein played nice with Dempster, and here's why
    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....
  • Truth is, Epstein and Hoyer appear truth-challenged

    Truth is, Epstein and Hoyer appear truth-challenged
    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...
  • What is Tom Ricketts' number?

    What is Tom Ricketts' number?
    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...
  • Celebrities in Chicago for new children's hospital fundraiser

    Celebrities in Chicago for new children's hospital fundraiser
    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...
  • Wonder why Marmol is still a Cub

    Wonder why Marmol is still a Cub
    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...
  • Cubs Deal May Include Hollywood Stars

    (WGN-AM)- Bill Murray's lifelong love affair with the Chicago Cubs may turn into something more. The actor and Wilmette native has met with Tom Ricketts, who is negotiating to buy the Cubs from Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co., about investing in his...
  • Tom Ricketts: 'The team is good.'

    Tom Ricketts: 'The team is good.'
  • Ricketts family closes Cubs deal

    Ricketts family closes Cubs deal
    The Ricketts family is officially the new owners of the Chicago Cubs. The family closed a transaction Tuesday morning to take control of the team, Wrigley Field and other assets in a deal valued at $845 million. The family will hold a news conference at...
  • Greg talks with new Cubs owner Tom Ricketts