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  • Good news: Baseball's playoff plan isn't as stupid as Selig's 2013 idea

    Baseball wants more money. Fox wants more playoff games. Deal. Like that, baseball is expected to announce a plan Thursday that expands the postseason by adding a wild-card team to each league. The two wild-card teams in each league likely will play...
  • Sox-Cubs Game Day: Cubs slug to 5-1 win

    Sox-Cubs Game Day: Cubs slug to 5-1 win
    The Cubs improved to 9-3 against the Sox in Cactus League play since 2009 by hitting three home runs en route to a 5-1 victory before 10,327 fans at Camelback Ranch. The Cubs snapped a 1-1 tie with two out in the second against Sox left-hander Chris...
  • Garza wins before Cubs' opening day pitcher named

    Garza wins before Cubs' opening day pitcher named
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Matt Garza made his final start Thursday before the Chicago Cubs announce who will be their opening-day starter against the Nationals. Manager Dale Sveum said the suspense would end Friday, a “contest” generally believed to...
  • Maholm pitches Cubs to 5-1 win over Phillies

    Maholm pitches Cubs to 5-1 win over Phillies
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the other day he was hoping the trip to Philadelphia would help his team with the long ball since Citizens Bank Park is a notorious bandbox. But, as luck would have it, a stuff wind was blowing in from left field, making it...
  • John Cusack defends 'The Raven' against critics, The Miz dines at Japonais, 'Mob Wives Chicago' teaser debuts

    John Cusack defends 'The Raven' against critics, The Miz dines at Japonais, 'Mob Wives Chicago' teaser debuts
    Some actors choose to ignore the critics. And then some, like John Cusack, choose to take the critics on. The Evanston native and “Hot Tub Time Machine” star went on the defensive Friday after his new film, “The Raven,”...
  • Readers Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Readers Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    Now that the Cubs have been mathematically eliminated from 2012 and 2013 postseason contention, how bare do you see Theo Epstein stripping the Cubs? Is he going to trade everything of value (Matt Garza, Geovany Soto), pay large chunks of salary (Alfonso...
  • Cubs' Ryan Dempster puts teammates to work at casino-themed benefit, Charlie Sheen coming to Chicago, Tom Morello vs. Rahm Emanuel

    Cubs' Ryan Dempster puts teammates to work at casino-themed benefit, Charlie Sheen coming to Chicago, Tom Morello vs. Rahm Emanuel
    How did Ryan Dempster convince his Cubs teammates to wear tuxedos and man the blackjack and craps tables at his charity event Wednesday, just hours after the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves? I’m not exactly sure. But whatever he did,...
  • Cubs lose but fans optimistic on Opening Day

    Cubs lose but fans optimistic on Opening Day
    Expectations for the Chicago Cubs may be the lowest in years heading into a new season, but everyone's somewhat optimistic on Opening Day. The Cubs and Washington kicked off the 2012 season Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field with Ryan Dempster facing...
  • It's time to root, root, root for ...

    Cubs fans claimed they would be patient and understanding with the idea of sitting through a rebuilding program. Not that fans had any experience at it. The Cubs always acted like the Yankees with a learner’s permit. The Cubs were always about...
  • Quade's done, right? Uh, not so fast

    Quade's done, right? Uh, not so fast
    There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable. But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
  • No. 12 Epstein jersey deep-sixed

    No. 12 Epstein jersey deep-sixed
    Curses! Cubs fans looking to wear a Theo Epstein jersey might be out of luck. Wrigleyville retailer Sports World, at 3555 N. Clark St., created a Theo Epstein jersey with the number 12 to denote 2012, the Cubs' first season under the guidance of their...
  • White Sox win Game 1 of Crosstown Classic

    White Sox win Game 1 of Crosstown Classic
    Yes, there also was a baseball game Friday. Amid all the hoopla of the NATO visit, rumors of President Obama visiting Wrigley Field and Kerry Wood picking this weekend to retire, the City Series finally got to take center stage. The Cubs and White Sox...