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  • Inside baseball with John Grisham

    Inside baseball with John Grisham
    John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...
  • A day Santo surely would have cherished

    A day Santo surely would have cherished
    In one of baseball's sweetest traditions, Stan Musial would play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on his harmonica for the so-called seventh-inning stretch of baseball's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Johnny Bench has stepped in for the 91-year-old...
  • Chicago All-Stars team up for Obama kickoff

    Chicago All-Stars team up for Obama kickoff
    President Obama personally kicks off his re-election effort with a set of events in his home town of Chicago Thursday, and he's lined up A-list talent to help him get things started. According to a Democratic source, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, All-...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Gifts good enough for the famous

    Gifts good enough for the famous
    Celebrities are cashing in on their fame by designing clothes, concocting fragrances, writing books and creating fine art. For those shopping for the celebrity obsessed, it has never been easier. Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove and Naperville...
  • 'Let's play two tonight!' -- Ernie Banks visits WGN Sports Night

    'Let's play two tonight!' -- Ernie Banks visits WGN Sports Night
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks spent an hour with the WGN Sports Night crew on April 7, 2011, to talk about his career, Billy Williams, recognition for his efforts to promote civil rights, and Kap's skills as a shortstop. Check out the pictures and listen to the...
  • Obama gets Chicago fundraising assist from Bulls

    Obama gets Chicago fundraising assist from Bulls
    There was no shortage of hoopla as President Barack Obama  returned home Thursday for the first time since formally announcing his re-election bid, as he used using past and present stars of his playoff-bound favorite Chicago Bulls to cap an evening of...