| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:03 PM
MESA, Ariz.— It may sound crazy to Chicagoans shivering through a miserable winter, but during ribbon-cutting ceremonies Wednesday for their new spring training ballpark, the Cubs and local government officials were promoting one of its prime...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:20 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- With the backdrop of a new $84 million spring training facility with the support of Mesa mayor Scott Smith, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts expressed hope Wednesday that the team could reach a resolution with the Wrigley Field rooftop...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:58 PM
In Boston last fall to speak at Harvard University, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sat in the back of a sedan as his driver pulled out of a city tunnel and pointed in the direction of TD Garden.
"The guy says, 'Over there is where the great sin occurred,''' Emanuel...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Masahiro Tanaka chose the Yankees over the Cubs.
Yoenis Cespedes chose the A’s -- the A’s, do you hear me? -- and not the Cubs a couple years ago.
What is Theo Epstein doing wrong?
Or maybe it’s Tom Ricketts’ fault,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Talks between the Cubs and rooftop owners are at an impasse amid the first legal shot, continued disagreement over outfield advertising signs and convention weekend rhetoric.
As a result, the much-hyped $300 million Wrigley Field renovation — and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Dear Cubs Fanboy Owner (and you know who you are, Tom Ricketts),
The option to move the team out of Wrigley Field remains open.
You should’ve done this on Day One. You should’ve thanked everyone for coming, explained how thrilled you and...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The latest escalation in the dispute over Wrigley Field’s renovation unfolded Monday, with the Cubs revealing they sought final city approval to put up a beer advertising sign in right field and rooftop club owners threatening to sue to block the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The Chicago Cubs are going deep this season – deep dish, that is.
The team has entered into a three-year agreement with Giordano's, making it the official and exclusive pizza purveyor of the Cubs and Wrigley Field.
"The opportunity to create...
| Jan 12, 2014
Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:08 PM
"What I want to avoid is the middle ground. It'd be nice to make the playoffs or get a protected draft pick. We're not hiding that. There's no glory in 78 wins instead of 73. Who cares?''
— Cubs President Theo Epstein to me in spring training...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It appears iconic Wrigley Field, home of a baseball team that hasn't won a World Series since text messaging was performed via carrier pigeon and smoke signals, is finally going to look like a normal ballpark.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts recently forged a...