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  • Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down

    Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down
    Whoa. Just hold on. Anyone who has been a Cubs fan for more than one season should know something about skepticism. It's time to recall that training, friends. This proposal for Wrigley Field is neither a good deal nor a done one. The changes being...
  • 99 problems, Cubs-style

    99 problems, Cubs-style
    The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more. So on the cusp of Wrigley...
  • 5 reasons to give these Cubs a chance

    5 reasons to give these Cubs a chance
    I know what you're thinking: How did *I* get lucky enough to get to write a Cubs season preview? I mean, if the first few games of have taught us anything, it's that there's so much to look forward to! OK, there's probably not that much to look...
  • Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience

    Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience
    If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
  • Will we recognize Wrigley anymore?

    Will we recognize Wrigley anymore?
    It's the kind of story you might see on a "Real Housewives" reality show. Rich Guy isn't satisfied with his wife anymore. She's aging naturally and the wrinkles are setting in. Sure, she's popular and most people love her just the way she is, warts...
  • Dealing with the Wrigley Field deal

    Dealing with the Wrigley Field deal
    And then, suddenly, there was a Wrigley Field deal. To readers wondering how this would affect their visits (or life) in Wrigleyville, the parameters of the deal were a draw in Monday's Chicago Tribune. So were the statements Monday of the deal's...
  • That's your $500 million Cubs news conference?

    That's your $500 million Cubs news conference?
    We know what a happy Tom Ricketts looks like: Day One of family ownership. That wasn't the way he looked or sounded Monday. If the guy was announcing an agreement to renovate Wrigley Field, the joy would’ve been read easily on Ricketts’...
  • Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better

    Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step. Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
  • Wrigley Field renovation talks continue at City Hall

    Wrigley Field renovation talks continue at City Hall
    Talks continue today at City Hall over the Wrigley Field rehab proposed by team owner Tom Ricketts, who opted not to travel to Pittsburgh for the team's first game of the regular season. Although negotiators took a break Sunday, daily talks have taken...
  • Tunney suggests parking garage part of Wrigley Field mix

    Tunney suggests parking garage part of Wrigley Field mix
    Wrigleyville's alderman said Wednesday that the Cubs are considering construction of a parking garage north of the ballpark to help relieve parking woes that residents worry would worsen if the city allowed more night games and concerts at the stadium....
  • Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks

    Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks
    Wrigleyville’s alderman expressed optimism Thursday that several key issues surrounding the costly renovation of the aging ballpark could be resolved by the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, but the dispute over signs outside Wrigley Field...
  • Sticking points remain between Cubs, rooftop owners as talks continue

    Sticking points remain between Cubs, rooftop owners as talks continue
    Extra-inning talks continued into the weekend over the Ricketts family's proposal to rehab Wrigley Field, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepping up to the plate as agreement between the Cubs and rooftop club owners remained elusive, sources familiar with the...