| Sep 4, 2013
Perry Hill, the Marlins' longtime first-base coach, may have become the first man in uniform to compliment the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. He was happy to find that a small video room was added since his last visit, taking the monitors out of the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
So much can go wrong. Can't-miss guys miss all the time. But suspend your skepticism, excuse some rough edges and Javier Baez's ascending arc screams what Cubs fans have been saying forever — wait till next year.
He is what baseball fans dream...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Here we go again.
Thanks to a handful of words Theo Epstein didn't say the other day in Milwaukee, it's time for the semi-annual Joe Girardi Watch in the Chicago media and around Midwestern taverns. The default option as the next manager of the Cubs...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Do the Cubs intend on winning the World Series in 2015 or just starting to compete that particular year? I am anxious to see what the game plan is. -- George V, Lombard, Il.
The master plan is to build sustained success. I just wonder about the fans&...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much difference does a baseball manager make anyway?
It's an age-old question, and it is impossible to accurately quantify. But with the Cubs kicking Dale Sveum to the curb and the White Sox sticking with Robin Ventura after a 99-loss disaster, it's...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Maybe I should be more on board with the Phillies' new pitching addition.
I keep hearing, "What have they got to lose?"
Even assistant general manager Scott Proefrock downplayed the risk involved in signing veteran starting...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The Giants gather in a tight circle at an end of the dugout before games, always with Hunter Pence somewhere in the middle. They scream, yell and throw things as they prepare for the game in a way that would upset the moms of most Little Leaguers.
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Ron Santo will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday for his accomplishments on the field.
But the Ron Santo we knew and loved in Chicago was more than a legendary third baseman. He also was a broadcaster, humanitarian, Cubs...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:12 AM
I'm not sure if Logan Morrison will stay healthy or productive enough to be part of the Miami Marlins' future, but it's clear he's already distinguished himself with good deeds off the field.
Morrison, the young outfielder and first baseman, was one of...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Jeffrey Loria was asked shortly after the Marlins won the 2003 World Series if he ran his team the way George Steinbrenner used to run the Yankees.
"I don’t want to equate myself with Mr. Steinbrenner," the Marlins owner told interviewer Charlie...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy could have been an extra for the movie "Lincoln'' with little more than a change of wardrobe. He has the craggy, dark features and straight, slow-talking style of the 1860s.
His job in the Old West, suggests one...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Now that the Cubs have been mathematically eliminated from 2012 and 2013 postseason contention, how bare do you see Theo Epstein stripping the Cubs? Is he going to trade everything of value (Matt Garza, Geovany Soto), pay large chunks of salary (Alfonso...