| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:34 PM
More than most Aprils in the city, baseball's opening day arrives open for interpretation.
Baseball romantics see the rebirth of something wonderful on both sides of town and anticipate a rush of summer babies named Robin or Theo.
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Expectations for the Chicago Cubs may be the lowest in years heading into a new season, but everyone's somewhat optimistic on Opening Day.
The Cubs and Washington kicked off the 2012 season Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field with Ryan Dempster facing...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Cubs fans claimed they would be patient and understanding with the idea of sitting through a rebuilding program.
Not that fans had any experience at it. The Cubs always acted like the Yankees with a learner’s permit. The Cubs were always about...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:45 AM
How did the Cubs’ Kerry Wood spend the night before his team’s season opener against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field?
By decorating cupcakes.
Wood — all 6-foot-5 of him — squeezed the cream cheese frosting out of a...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Wait, Tom Ricketts is handing out books to the new Cubs on the pride of the most futile team in sports.
Wasn’t “Year One’’ all about denying the stench of the past?
But if the book includes the pride in being ready...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:53 AM
I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 12:07 PM
It is back to putting left-handers back in the Cubs lineup Saturday, as Carlos Pena returns to his cleanup role and Tyler Colvin bats fifth against the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo.
The rest of the Cubs lineup remains the same as it has been lately,...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:20 AM
There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable.
But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:17 AM
Jennifer Hudson performed a private show at Paris Club's upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, Tuesday. The cast of NBC's "The Playboy Club" -- including Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton and Laura Benanti -- watched the series premiere of the...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:20 AM
The day before facing the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears’ Lance Briggs will face a notoriously long line of Sprinkles Cupcakes customers in the Gold Coast.
Briggs will take orders from customers at the upscale cupcake bakery,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 7:58 AM
As we wait for white smoke out of Fenway Park, one of the swirling Cubs issues is this:
Would you trade Starlin Castro for Theo Epstein?
That’s the DEFCON 1 scenario as Tom Ricketts stalks Boston’s general manager.
We don’t know if...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Responding to a WBBM-AM 780 report that Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been accused of sexual assault, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the team and Castro’s attorney have issued statements defending the player.
“We are aware...