| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:17 AM
If Theo Epstein is Tom Ricketts’ top choice as Cubs general manager, then fine. Epstein presided over Boston’s historic collapse this year, which makes him very Cub, but he also has a couple World Series titles, which makes him a god around...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Tom Ricketts was asked what was wrong with his team that ranked among the worst in baseball, and he answered -- are you sitting down? -- “Nothing. Just a lot of injuries.’'
Nothing? Is he tone deaf?
Just injuries? Try bad. Ryan Dempster...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:22 PM
No. 14 Dodgers: 17th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Giants.
How about that Frank McCourt? Who knew he secretly was growing his wealth when he and his ex-wife Jamie were running the Dodgers into the ground?
McCourt might have battled...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 5:00 PM
I just finished reading the column by my friend David Haugh in Monday’s June 6th Chicago Tribune. Seems my pal is calling for the Chicago Cubs to immediately trade Carlos Zambrono or possibly hang him from the tallest tree in Cook County.
| Jun 9, 2011
| 9:04 AM
The Oakland A's fired their manager. The Florida Marlins fired their hitting coach. Can you imagine? Whoever heard of such a thing -- firing somebody for failing?
First thought: Jim Hendry had better hide the papers and the Interwebs from Fanboy Owner...
| Jun 28, 2013
So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward?
Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Sammy Sosa said during a video website interview that he thinks the Cubs should retire his number.
This comes after another year in which the Cubs retired Sosa from their annual fan convention.
But still, the Sosa question persists like an infection...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:16 PM
For the past two decades, a touring show from Cirque du Soleil has typically arrived in Chicago every other year. The most recent production was "Ovo" in 2011, performed in the parking lot at the United Center.
The current touring Cirque show, "Totem,"...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:36 PM
The adult circus "La Soiree," which did reasonably well this past summer at the Riverfront Theatre, is returning for an encore engagement during the upcoming holiday season.
There will be new acts: the contortionist Captain Frodo, a ‘large and...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:38 PM
A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...