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  • Miguel Montero to Google: Did I get traded to the Cubs?

    Miguel Montero to Google: Did I get traded to the Cubs?
    Miguel Montero is the Cubs' new starting catcher. Based on his reaction to his first taste of life as a Cub, he may also want to be your new best friend. The two-time All-Star's Twitter feed suggests he was more of a puppy who had spent his entire...
  • Ernie Banks: Under his spell

     Ernie Banks: Under his spell
    As kids we copied his batting stance — crouching with the right elbow extended up, and fingers wiggling up and down on the bat handle. We even ran like him — wrists moving in front of his chest. Back in the days when the Cubs usually battled...
  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?

     Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?
    We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place. But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him. "You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
  • Sunday's recap: Cubs 5, Brewers 2

    The summary The Cubs wrapped up a 73-89 season with a 5-2 victory over the Brewers. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run in the first, rookie Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run, tie-breaking double in the sixth, and Hector Rondon converted his 15th...
  • Konerko's Chicago legacy more than just numbers

    The celebration of Paul Konerko's White Sox career has been ongoing since SoxFest in January, and if Konerko has been a little uncomfortable with it, well, that's just another reason why Sox fans love their "Paulie." In an age when it pays to be a "me...
  • Tuesday's recap: Cubs 3, Reds 0

     Tuesday's recap: Cubs 3, Reds 0
    The summary Travis Wood, who entered Tuesday night's game with a 1-5 record in eight career starts against the Reds, tamed his former team 3-0. Wood (8-11) went six innings, allowing just two hits to end his 12-game winless streak. The Cubs have won...
  • Is Wrigley Field itself cursed?

    Is Wrigley Field itself cursed?
    You can't really recount the history of Wrigley Field without darkness closing in — the darkness of legendary homers in the gloamin' as well as the darkness of curses and superstitions involving priests, ashes and farm animals. And what of the...
  • Hall of Famers love Wrigley—but hate the wind

    Hall of Famers love Wrigley—but hate the wind
    With temperatures in the 80s and not a cloud to be found in a pristine blue sky in Chicago, Hank Aaron found himself reliving some of his glory days Saturday afternoon. "I think I have an urge to grab [a bat], but I don't know what I could do with it,"...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
  • WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'

    WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'
    Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration." The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m....