| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and The Summer of '69
One of a select few baseball legends to hit more than 500 home runs, Ernie Banks Hall of Fame career contained memorable milestones including consecutive selections...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Where exactly to start?
Cesar Juarez has had such a full and interesting life that one might begin telling his story during any of the 64 years he has spent on this planet.
But let's start with the present, or, precisely, one recent late afternoon, as...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Bill Buckner and Leon Durham gave the Cubs solid first basemen from 1977-87, when this reporter spent some time covering the team as the Tribune's beat writer.
Each enjoyed a solid major league career. Buckner wound up a .289 career hitter with a batting...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:01 PM
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,...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Cycling-Tour of California, Stage 4, 4 p.m. (NBCSN)
Major League Baseball-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays, 6 p.m. (ESPN); Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers, 6 p.m. (FXSP)
NBA Basketball-Playoffs, Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers, 6 p....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:04 PM
The temptation is to define the man, or at least his body of work, by 140 character messages.
Yes, the Colts' owner is an active and wildly popular tweeter with more than 180,000 followers.
But the owner of the Colts is Jim Irsay, not @JimIrsay.
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:18 AM
The first-ever Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble golf event will have some serious star power. Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Michael Phelps, George Lopez, Ernie Banks, Richard Dent, Stan Mikita and Scottie Pippen are scheduled to play.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:53 PM
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...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Debates may rage regarding the Hall of Fame merits of former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo.
Yet the more poignant story is the lifelong friendships nurtured by his teammates.
Santo will be enshrined posthumously July 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with...
| Jan 20, 2012
Cub pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife Sarah hosted their first "Woody's Winter Warm-up" fundraiser at Harry Caray's Restaurant at Navy Pier Friday night, January 13th. Almost 400 fans and friends came out to meet the many players in attendance, bid on...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:34 PM
TILL FEB. 18
'Centered on the Center'
The Huntington Beach Art Center presents a non-juried exhibition at 538 Main St., Huntington Beach. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more...