| Dec 19, 2007
| 12:27 PM
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: `It might have been! --J ohn Greenleaf Whittier (1856). Those words were lamentably appropriate for the Chicago Cubs on this painful day, when the team's legendary futility reached a record...
| Feb 28, 2007
Ron Santo's heart was broken again Tuesday when he was denied entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame, leaving the former Cubs icon to wonder whether his day ever will come.
The nine-time All-Star learned Tuesday morning the Veterans Committee again...
| Jun 13, 2010
With the hockey season having come to its joyful conclusion, it is time to turn our attentions to those other professional athletes laboring in sunshine on spacious green fields on the city's North and South sides.
These would be baseball players, and if...
| May 12, 2009
| 1:37 PM
Living the Dream
To purchase a copy of the book:
Living the Dream: An Inside Account of the 2008 Cubs Season
About the book:
Following the Cubs' quest to avert having 'a bad century'
Would you put everything on the line for your beloved Cubbies by...
| Apr 16, 2008
| 9:29 PM
How windy was it Wednesday night during the Cubs' 12-3 victory over Cincinnati at Wrigley Field?
So windy the Cubs took down the ceremonial flags for Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo, along with the center-field pennants signifying the...
| Jun 26, 2008
| 2:37 PM
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And away we go with this traditional matchup between your Chicago Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles, with whom as a child I had a strange infatuation. But only because of the orange jerseys. The same reason...
| Jul 21, 2008
| 8:21 PM
Jerome Holtzman, who went from copy boy to Hall of Famer in a distinguished career as a Chicago sportswriter, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 81 and was affectionately known to colleagues as "the Dean," a term reflecting his stature as a...
| Mar 31, 2008
| 3:53 PM
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Here we go again. When last we left our North Side heroes they were putting on quite the hitting display in the NLDS and then were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In case you haven't heard, the...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
I hadn't really thought of Bobby Abreu as a Hall of Fame candidate. Check out his career statistics: He appears to be a classic case of a player who is very good for a very long time, but never dominant.......
| Apr 12, 2004
| 9:24 PM
The Cubs may have tempted fate at Wrigley Field this year by replacing the old brick wall behind home plate, adding advertisements to the center-field scoreboard, moving the flag bearing left fielder Billy Williams' retired number to the right-field...
| Mar 2, 2005
| 7:57 PM
Despite all the hardship and heartbreak he has endured, Ron Santo considers himself one of the luckiest people alive.
Whenever things looked cloudy, Santo knew he could count on his family and friends.
So when the legendary Cubs third baseman received...