| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:33 PM
PITTSBURGH — There will be a day soon when the likes of Javier Baez and Kris Bryant receive overwhelming receptions at Wrigley Field the same as Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco received in his major league debut Tuesday night.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:34 AM
PITTSBURGH -- There was plenty of buzz Monday night at PNC Park before the promotion of outfield prospect Gregory Polanco to the Pittsburgh Pirates was made official.
The Pirates were so fond of Polanco before he was promoted from Triple-A...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs.
I have no idea what they were doing winning – a season-high five games in a row – but they had to stop that.
And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Break up the Blackhawks.
Yes, I mean it. I bequeathed them my highest honor, and this is how they repay me.
That honor was the "You're so good, so young and so talented, I'm not even going to pay attention to you and I'll just assume you'll win it...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:18 PM
In a chair at the end of a dark hallway behind the visitors' dugout at Wrigley Field sat the brightest star in Chicago baseball.
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wore a red-and-white-striped apron as a barber gave him a pregame buzz Monday, three...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:53 PM
For kicks Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against the Yankees, the Cubs should give out horseshoes and fake hand grenades to the first 20,000 fans to celebrate coming close.
Before you scoff, consider the Cubs have tried worse marketing ideas — and...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This was all so Cub.
The worst team in the league became the first to beat perhaps the best pitcher in the game this season.
Oh, and that pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, is the 25-year-old Japanese stud who took the Yankees’ considerable mint of...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:35 PM
| May 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
With a minor league system loaded with impressionable prospects like Javier Baez whose development dictates every organizational decision, the Cubs hired a Triple-A player-coach Sunday who symbolizes cheating in baseball.
Hiring Manny Ramirez as a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:56 PM
With the baseball season approaching, Chicago fans have questions about the Cubs and White Sox. Are they "burning questions"?
No. Not with these teams. Either or both could lose 100 games this year and it would be according to plan. Either or both could...