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  • Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience

    Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience
    If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
  • Will we recognize Wrigley anymore?

    Will we recognize Wrigley anymore?
    It's the kind of story you might see on a "Real Housewives" reality show. Rich Guy isn't satisfied with his wife anymore. She's aging naturally and the wrinkles are setting in. Sure, she's popular and most people love her just the way she is, warts...
  • Dealing with the Wrigley Field deal

    Dealing with the Wrigley Field deal
    And then, suddenly, there was a Wrigley Field deal. To readers wondering how this would affect their visits (or life) in Wrigleyville, the parameters of the deal were a draw in Monday's Chicago Tribune. So were the statements Monday of the deal's...
  • That's your $500 million Cubs news conference?

    That's your $500 million Cubs news conference?
    We know what a happy Tom Ricketts looks like: Day One of family ownership. That wasn't the way he looked or sounded Monday. If the guy was announcing an agreement to renovate Wrigley Field, the joy would’ve been read easily on Ricketts’...
  • Break out the bobbleheads: Wrigley's turning 100

    Break out the bobbleheads: Wrigley's turning 100
    It's been a century of curses, curveballs and Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field, a milestone the organization plans to celebrate throughout the 2014 season. In addition to being the Cubs' home since 1916, the field has played host to dozens of baseball's...
  • Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation

    Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation
    Drivers headed along Clark Street west of Wrigley Field soon could pass under a “branded” archway with advertising as part of an amended Wrigleyville overhaul plan that took a step closer to reality at City Hall on Thursday. The “...
  • City zoning panel backs changes to Wrigley Field plan

    City zoning panel backs changes to Wrigley Field plan
    The Cubs owners’ request to push back the right field wall at Wrigley Field and build an arch with advertising on it over Clark Street near the iconic ballpark moved a step closer to reality Thursday. The City Council Zoning Committee...
  • Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down

    Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down
    Whoa. Just hold on. Anyone who has been a Cubs fan for more than one season should know something about skepticism. It's time to recall that training, friends. This proposal for Wrigley Field is neither a good deal nor a done one. The changes being...
  • Only fools believe Ricketts played a big-boy move card

    Only fools believe Ricketts played a big-boy move card
    Wait, did someone mistake Tom Ricketts’ statement to a group of business wonks Wednesday morning as a big-boy threat to move the Cubs out of Wrigley Field? No. Stop it. Wake up. Wise up. Because not even Ricketts thought he was threatening to move...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    I have been a Cubs fan since 1948, so I have seen some poor baseball. However, it is time to release Marmol for the Cubs' good and also for his own good. Bill A., Newburgh, Ind.   I don’t really see that happening, at least not until they exhaust...
  • Authors honored at Sandburg awards

    Authors honored at Sandburg awards
    This year's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner, presented at the UIC Forum Oct. 23 by the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, brought together 74authors with ties to Chicago. Co-chaired by Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and foundation board...