| 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 10, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Almost exactly a year ago, the Chicago Cubs went before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks seeking consent for a controversial video scoreboard and advertising signs in the Wrigley Field outfield that would dramatically alter the look of the historic...
| Jul 10, 2014
Louis Reinhart was born in 1914, the year Wrigley Field was built. This year, they turned 100 together.
You might have read about Reinhart, the retired Metamora farmer who was invited to deliver the game ball on Opening Day at the stadium to celebrate...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
| Jul 20, 2014
The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year.
The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today offered the latest tea leaves to read in the ongoing saga over possible renovations to Wrigley Field, saying he encouraged the Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop buildings to continue to negotiate on a deal that would avoid a...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:02 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:11 AM
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....
| 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 3, 2014
| 2:13 PM
The mayor of Rosemont offered free land to the Cubs' owner, Tom Ricketts, if he would bring his millions to Rosemont to build a brand new, state-of-the art stadium there.
I'd bet there are other burbs that would also gladly woo this kind of investment...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:12 PM
As he awaits a hearing on his latest proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today pitched the benefits of the ballpark and a neighborhood overhaul to a Lakeview business group.
Ricketts cited the millions of people who...