| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month.
The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...
| Jul 16, 2014
In 2013, the Chicago Cubs came up with a comprehensive proposal to renovate Wrigley Field that included a revamped west entrance, upgraded concession areas and a sparkling new clubhouse for players.
In 2014, the team revised its plans after behind-the-...
| Jun 8, 2014
Steve Ballmer's reported $2 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers shows us sports team valuations are like the pricey palaces some of these pro franchises call home.
The roof moves, sliding back and forth as conditions warrant.
If the Clippers, whose...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:26 AM
We have something beautiful and pure in our midst. And it has been entrusted in Tom Ricketts' hands as its current custodian.
Wrigley Field is a throwback to another era. It is treasured by every commentator and former and current player who ever...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Groupthink compels us to believe the Cubs calling up minor leaguers Kris Bryant and Javier Baez or — gasp — signing ace Jeff Samardzija rather than trading him for more prospects would be as smart as bunting with two strikes.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said Wednesday that he remains confident the team’s $575 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the surrounding area will receive the necessary approval from the city.
“Yeah, I think we’...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Whether or not they will be the same Chicago Cubs next season, fans will hear their radio call on a new home: WBBM-AM 780.
The Cubs signed a long-term deal with the CBS-owned station to carry the team’s games beginning next season. They will...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Two months late, but a century in the making, Louis Reinhart crossed the Wrigley Field grass Sunday and dropped the game ball on the pitcher's mound.
The 100-year-old retired farmer, still too young to have seen the Cubs win a World Series, was supposed...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:12 PM
In 1976, a renovated Yankee Stadium re-opened with much fanfare. The fee to upgrade "The House That Ruth Built," originally constructed in 1923, was $160 million, a fairly hefty figure in those days.
Just more than 20 years later, George Steinbrenner...
| Jul 6, 2014
So you're rich and you want to spend some of your money building something in Chicago.
And lucky for you that George Lucas (would-be museum benefactor of "Star Wars" fame), Tom Ricketts (Cubs boss) and Donald Trump (coiffed developer) are...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Louis Reinhart -- the 100-year-old Cubs fan who thought he had missed his chance to participate in the team's centennial year celebration – has died, less than three weeks after he stepped onto Wrigley Field for the first time.
His funeral was...