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Jeff Samardzija

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  • Ready for spring training

    Ready for spring training
    The power-outage controversy at the Superbowl may live on, but the football season is over. which means it is time to turn to thoughts of spring, and baseball. Later this week, spring training begins for the White Sox, Cubs and Tribune beat writers Mark...
  • Kerry Wood still has his fastball when it comes to making pitch for charity

    Kerry Wood still has his fastball when it comes to making pitch for charity
    When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
  • Sports stars unite for charity at Woody's Winter Warm-Up

    Sports stars unite for charity at Woody's Winter Warm-Up
    Athletes turned out in force to support former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and wife, Sarah, at the second annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up fundraiser at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier on Jan. 18. More than 400 patrons attended the event that benefits the Wood...
  • Do's and don'ts for the Crosstown Classic

    Do's and don'ts for the Crosstown Classic
    Right about the time you're settling down for some Memorial Day barbecue and beverages on Monday, the Cubs and White Sox will renew their Crosstown Classic rivalry. This year it's only four games—two at each ballpark—and they're all back to...
  • Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio

    Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio
    Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says. The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
  • Cubs can only improve in 2013 (but don't bet on it)

    Cubs can only improve in 2013 (but don't bet on it)
    The Cubs were built to lose 100 games, so what was with the obsession to avoid it? The actual issue is losing 100 games and still not getting the top pick in the draft. So Cub. I can understand players not wanting to be a part of 100 losses. I...
  • Cubs position analysis: Castro making strides

    Cubs position analysis: Castro making strides
    The Cubs wanted Starlin Castro to be a model citizen, improve his fielding, add a little power and use his speed more often this year. Castro did all of those things to some degree and ultimately was rewarded with a seven-year, $60 million deal, with a...
  • 99 problems, Cubs-style

    99 problems, Cubs-style
    The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more. So on the cusp of Wrigley...
  • 5 reasons to give these Cubs a chance

    5 reasons to give these Cubs a chance
    I know what you're thinking: How did *I* get lucky enough to get to write a Cubs season preview? I mean, if the first few games of have taught us anything, it's that there's so much to look forward to! OK, there's probably not that much to look...
  • An odd sound coming out of the Marmol mess

    An odd sound coming out of the Marmol mess
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally made the move he never should’ve had to make: yanking Carlos Marmol as closer. Sveum never should’ve had to make the move because team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should’ve...
  • Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience

    Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience
    If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
  • Samardzija at his best in Cubs opener

    Samardzija at his best in Cubs opener
    PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija was in the news near the end of camp when Theo Epstein told a reporter the right-hander dumped his girlfriend last year to prove he was committed to becoming a starter. If Samardzija continues to dominate the way he did...