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  • Tribune All-City team

    Tribune All-City team
    Contact a Hollywood agent, quick. It's time for someone to do the miniseries "Trading Sori: Inside the Cubs' Quest for the Holy Grail.'' The conversations about the Alfonso Soriano situation that have taken place recently and will take place for who...
  • Unbalanced schedule favors White Sox

    Unbalanced schedule favors White Sox
    Can a playoff team vote an opponent a playoff share? Can it tip the schedule maker? We might find out this season if the White Sox edge the Indians for the American League Central title or finish just ahead of the Orioles for one of the two wild-card...
  • LaHair proving to be a keeper, even after Rizzo call-up

    LaHair proving to be a keeper, even after Rizzo call-up
    Problem solved. And, no, the question isn't "What are two words the Cubs haven't said this season?'' A lot of us were having trouble figuring out how Theo Epstein should handle the awkward confluence of Anthony Rizzo, Bryan LaHair and Alfonso Soriano,...
  • Cubs win a game big, but maybe lose a big deal

    Cubs win a game big, but maybe lose a big deal
    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...
  • Soriano happy Clemens cleared in perjury trial

    Soriano happy Clemens cleared in perjury trial
    It might take several years — if ever — for many baseball fans to find Roger Clemens innocent in the court of public opinion. But Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano says he is pleased a jury cleared Clemens of perjury charges related to...
  • Soriano's professionalism goes unappreciated

    Soriano's professionalism goes unappreciated
    When Starlin Castro cost the Cubs a lead against the Giants by forgetting how many outs there were, he knew the wrath he faced after the game. Manager Dale Sveum put his erratic shortstop on notice by calling it "the last straw,'' but that wasn't the...
  • Phil Rogers' baseball power rankings

    Phil Rogers' baseball power rankings
    1. Rangers (1): Clinging to top spot a week ago, the Rangers added Roy Oswalt and played well in going 5-1 against the lowly Padres and Rockies. Could Yu Darvish share the All-Star clubhouse with Chicago car dealer C.J. Wilson? 2. Yankees (2): Boone...
  • Pitching help a long way off for Cubs

    Pitching help a long way off for Cubs
    So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap. On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into. The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
  • Rizzo's opening act

    Rizzo's opening act
    Roger Waters. Brad Paisley. Finally, Anthony Rizzo played Wrigley Field. Side note: Official scorer Bob Rosenberg just ruled that “The Wall’’ was triple-platinum instead of a three-base error. Anyway, the good news is, Rizzo didn&...
  • Rizzo bats third again for Cubs

    Rizzo bats third again for Cubs
    Anthony Rizzo again bats third as the Cubs open a weekend series against the Astros at Wrigley Field. Dale Sveum's lineup looks much like it has recently, with Alfonso Soriano batting fourth and Bryan LaHair fifth. Steve Clevenger again catches, with...
  • New outfield for Cubs vs. Astros

    New outfield for Cubs vs. Astros
    The Cubs will have an entirely new outfield for their finale Sunday against the Astros at Wrigley Field. Reed Johnson will play center and bat leadoff, while Jeff Baker plays right field and bats cleanup and Joe Mather plays left in place of Alfonso...
  • Sighting: Julius Peppers celebrates Bears win at Lux Bar and other sports sightings

    Sighting: Julius Peppers celebrates Bears win at Lux Bar and other sports sightings
    Julius Peppers hung out in the Gold Coast neighborhood following Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, just like he did after the Bears’ previous home game. The Bears defensive end, who dined at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse following his team’...