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  • New right field patio at Wrigley gets good reviews

    New right field patio at Wrigley gets good reviews
    The concept of sitting on a patio while watching a baseball game is an idea whose time has finally arrived inside Wrigley Field. "It's a very nice view … it's just beautiful," Lee Maloof of Vernon Hills said of the Budweiser Patio Deck adjacent to the...
  • Area sculptor’s work to pop up in Valparaiso

     
    A northwest suburban sculptor who re-created Cubs legend Ernie Banks in bronze at Wrigley Field is preparing to form another celebrity — popcorn-maker Orville Redenbacher. …...
  • Drysdale Hit by Line Drive

     
    Aug. 18, 1960: You don't very often see the phrase "nearly maimed" in headlines for baseball stories. Don Drysdale escaped serious injury when he was struck by a line drive, then he lost the game on the next pitch when Chicago's Ernie Banks homered to...
  • Sighting: Emmy Rossum at Meli Cafe, Vintage Underground, Penelope's

     
    Emmy Rossum discusses "Shameless" at the 2011 Winter Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California on January 14, 2011. (REUTERS/Gus Ruelas) Emmy Rossum, in town filming Showtime's "Shameless," had brunch at Meli Cafe & Juice...
  • 'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks celebrates 80th birthday with Jeff Garlin, Rahm Emanuel

     
    Ernie Banks' birthday cake from Eli's Cheesecake at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse on January 29, 2011. (Luis Arroyave/Chicago Tribune) The bad news is Ernie Banks took a tumble in front of everyone at his 80th birthday party at Harry Caray’s...
  • Jim Murray, March 13, 1961

     
    March 13, 1961: Jim Murray writes from Palm Springs about a game between the Angels and the Cubs. “The opposition was the Chicago Cubs, not formidable under the best of circumstances, but this was their "B" team. The Cubs, of......
  • Sighting: David Krumholtz at Museum of Contemporary Art

     
    David Krumholtz as Charlie Eppes in CBS' "NUMB3RS" (Sonja Flemming/CBS) Actor David Krumholtz, who is in town shooting a TV pilot based on the Playboy Club, visited the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday and checked out the "Jim Nutt: Coming Into...
  • And now pitching for the Chicago Cubs... Robert Redford!

     
    Most of the mainstream media has been treating the news that Robert Redford will be at Wrigley Field, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs March 31 home opener, as a feel-good story. After all, it was Redford......
  • NO GAME TONIGHT ... DOUBLEHEADER TUESDAY

     
    As Ernie Banks used to say, "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame ... let's play two." At least the IronPigs hope it will be a beautiful day when the Gwinnett and the IronPigs play a Tuesday morning/afternoon doubleheader after Monday night's scheduled...
  • Ron Santo statue unveiled outside Wrigley

     
    His bronze statue — a stunning likeness of him throwing a ball to first base — was unveiled in a pregame ceremony Wednesday outside right field, just feet from that of his long-time teammate Billy Williams....
  • Remembering Ron Santo

     
    I was fortunate enough to attend Ron Santo Night at Wrigley Field on August 10th which included the dedication of his statue near the corner of Sheffield and Addison.  It was great to see his family as well as his former teammates in Ernie Banks, Randy...
  • July 16: Author - Martha Ackmann Talks About Her Book, Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League

    July 16: Author - Martha Ackmann Talks About Her Book, Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League
    Curveball From the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball. There was only one problem--every card was stacked against her. Curveball tells the...