| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today sounded supportive of allowing the Cubs to build a right field party deck over Sheffield Avenue, pointing out that the Ricketts family and the rooftop owners both like the idea while adding it's important to get the community's...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Susannah Collins ought to thank the Blackhawks. They made her a folk hero, and folk heroes never die.
Neither do the connections to the villains who took them out. Looking at you, Rocky Wirtz.
During a Comcast SportsNet segment, Collins made an on-air...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:04 PM
I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that.
That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Tom Ricketts might not believe it or care, but I’m with him on this one.
Let him run his business like a business, and he won’t ask the city, county or state for a dime to help the Cubs fix up Wrigley Field.
During the Cubs...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:24 AM
I’m still waiting for confirmation from the Elias Sports Bureau, but I believe that Tom Ricketts now leads the Chicago Owners League in negotiating errors.
It’s hard to think he surpassed Michael McCaskey in such a short time, but the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Even after the City Council unanimously signed off Wednesday on the Cubs' $500 million remake of Wrigley Field and the neighboring area, the exact scope and starting day of the project remained uncertain.
That's because Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts issued...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Chicago, we really need to have a conversation about the term "V.I.P." Hosting a private V.I.P. event that manages to have 400 people crammed into it kind of kills the mystique, doesn't it? You snag an invite to a hot party only to find yourself getting a...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The man behind one of the most polarizing Twitter accounts wanted to make one thing clear before Wednesday's Cubs game.
"I am not going away from Twitter," Darren Rovell emphatically told the assembled crowd at Wrigley Field's Captain Morgan Club.