| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:10 AM
The Cubs were built to lose 100 games, so what was with the obsession to avoid it?
The actual issue is losing 100 games and still not getting the top pick in the draft. So Cub.
I can understand players not wanting to be a part of 100 losses. I...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:13 AM
Before the final game of the season, Alfonso Soriano said he's ready for the trade rumors to start this winter.
The next day, Cubs President Theo Epstein said he doesn't believe people "get an accurate picture of (Soriano) watching him across the field,"...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:22 AM
It’s hard to find any major league player who went through a 2012 season quite like Bryan LaHair did with the Cubs.
After being installed as the first baseman in spring training, LaHair got his first real shot at proving himself in the majors at...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:01 AM
From no-trade clauses to eminently tradable contracts.
That’s part of Theo Epstein’s massive remaking of the Cubs: retaining talent while also retaining the flexibility to deal that same talent.
Witness Starlin Castro’s new deal. It...
| Dec 16, 2011
One of the downsides of the MLB offseason is that you have to rely on rumors and speculations until something actually materializes. At this point, the Cubs are in the middle of various potential moves (or so we think): The Cubs are supposedly...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:01 PM
How did Ryan Dempster convince his Cubs teammates to wear tuxedos and man the blackjack and craps tables at his charity event Wednesday, just hours after the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves?
I’m not exactly sure. But whatever he did,...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 12:18 PM
You're about to become the most fun — or at least most memorable — guest at this year's July Fourth picnic.
"How 'bout that wacky Anthony Weiner and his satyriasis?" you might say over brats.
"Anthony Weiner has psoriasis?" your bewildered...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Some actors choose to ignore the critics. And then some, like John Cusack, choose to take the critics on.
The Evanston native and “Hot Tub Time Machine” star went on the defensive Friday after his new film, “The Raven,”...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:59 AM
For a minute there, I was wondering if there would be any fighting among the cast members of VH1’s upcoming reality show, “Mob Wives Chicago.” There were no signs of tension when I spent an afternoon observing the five women in March and...
| May 25, 2011
You're about to become the most fun — or at least most memorable — guest at this year's Memorial Day picnic.
"How 'bout that wacky Arnold and his satyriasis?" you might say over brats.
"Arnold Schwarzenegger has psoriasis?" your bewildered...
| May 20, 2012
| 2:54 PM
During spring training, Jake Peavy said he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in...