| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Yup, I won a game for the Cubs when I was 9 years old, a kind of pre-pubescent reverse-Bartman deal. The next day's Chicago Tribune called the anonymous fan who interfered with a critical eighth-inning play "the fourth outfielder," which. with its resonance of "The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame," may have been the nicest thing anyone has ever called me, even if it implied I was playing that day for the Mets when I knew for sure that I was actually helping the Cubs. The picture in theChicago Sun-Times showed me with my eyes closed as I tried to make the catch just above the ivy on the wall.
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:33 PM
I am pleased to respond to a special request from the features editor for a column timed with the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season.
I want to begin with a favorite story about my beloved Chicago Cubs:
A 7-year-old Chicago boy challenged...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:44 PM
It’s spring, so it’s almost required you get a tad overexcited, dream big, imagine all things good for your favorite little baseball team.
So for those who love the Boys in Blue, here’s one to get those happy feet going like Snoopy in...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Stop it, Chicago. Just stop it. Now.
The Blackhawks are not going to trade Patrick Kane for a goalie. They are not going to trade him for a defenseman. Or two defensemen. Or a goalie and a defenseman.
That's the type of talk being tossed out on talk...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 7:38 AM
It was inevitable, but it still stinks.
It stunk Wednesday afternoon when it became official, and it stinks worse this morning because it makes you want to fire somebody.
Mark Buehrle signed with the Marlins. It’s not that Ozzie Guillen’s...