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  • Cubs go into damage control mode on latest renovation plan

    Cubs go into damage control mode on latest renovation plan
    Cubs executive Crane Kenney went into damage control mode today, a day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired a brush-back pitch at the team for what he said was the team’s failure to fully disclose to him all of its new plans for renovating Wrigley Field....
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  • Cubs won't make 100-year-old fan wait until next year

    Cubs won't make 100-year-old fan wait until next year
    For his 100th birthday, Louis Reinhart was offered a chance to deliver the game ball to umpires at Wrigley Field on Opening Day. It seemed a once-in-a-long-lifetime opportunity, and Reinhart could hardly believe how his years of devotion to the Cubs...
  • Cubs' challenge to rooftop owners long overdue

    Cubs' challenge to rooftop owners long overdue
    Desperate times call for desperate measures, so Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts found himself standing next to a batter's tee and taking a swing at assertiveness while cameras rolled. The awkward image of Ricketts in the Cubs' primitive clubhouse intended to...
  • Tunney opposes Ricketts revamp on Wrigley

    Tunney opposes Ricketts revamp on Wrigley
    Ald. Tom Tunney today reiterated his opposition to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts’ effort to beef up his plans for the Wrigley Field renovation. “Tom Ricketts has stated as early as March 2011, ‘We’ve always talked about three goals:...
  • Cubs place foolish bet on Manny Ramirez

    Cubs place foolish bet on Manny Ramirez
    With a minor league system loaded with impressionable prospects like Javier Baez whose development dictates every organizational decision, the Cubs hired a Triple-A player-coach Sunday who symbolizes cheating in baseball. Hiring Manny Ramirez as a...
  • Hawks fans are all a-Twitter during playoffs

    Hawks fans are all a-Twitter during playoffs
    This could only happen in the Windy City. The one awful series in this legendary NBA first round involved your Chicago Bulls. Fortunately, the Blackhawks are starting to look like favorites to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. And we’re approaching...
  • 'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job

    'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job
    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them? At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
  • Yankees bring reminders of Cubs' shortcomings

    For kicks Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against the Yankees, the Cubs should give out horseshoes and fake hand grenades to the first 20,000 fans to celebrate coming close. Before you scoff, consider the Cubs have tried worse marketing ideas — and...
  • Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners

    Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners
    Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is offering a new pitch to long-suffering fans as he struggles to get a Wrigley Field renovation underway: If the rooftop owners are going to sue us anyway over blocked views into the stadium, we might as well get more...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I understand what the Cubs front office is trying to do: build up the minor league teams so that they'll be able to bring up young guys as they're ready, rather than trying to win right now by signing overvalued free agents, as the team did in the past....