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  • Maddux gets cold shoulder

    Maddux gets cold shoulder
    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...
  • Year-by-year inductees

    (BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sidewalks: Dreams of fields

    Sidewalks: Dreams of fields
    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...
  • Charles Darden explores funk with new project called Gutbucket Grandeur

    Charles Darden explores funk with new project called Gutbucket Grandeur
    Hampton jazz singer Charles Darden recently sent me a message explaining that he's putting together a new band called Gutbucket Grandeur. The group will focus on funk, soul and rock, he said. "I had the idea to start a little funky band way back about...
  • Ron Santo elected to Hall of Fame by Golden Era Committee

    Ron Santo elected to Hall of Fame by Golden Era Committee
    Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo has been elected to the Hall of Fame, gaining 15 of 16 votes from the Hall’s Golden Era Committee to gain induction after failing to get enough support on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot or...
  • From 2007: The bummer of 69(%)

    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...
  • An invitation to join us at Chicago Live! in Pipers Alley

    An invitation to join us at Chicago Live! in Pipers Alley
    I grew up three blocks from Piper’s Alley in Old Town, the new home for Chicago Live!, which begins its eight-week winter season Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. As many of you know, and I was glad to see you in the audience, I previously hosted the...
  • A day Santo surely would have cherished

    A day Santo surely would have cherished
    In one of baseball's sweetest traditions, Stan Musial would play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on his harmonica for the so-called seventh-inning stretch of baseball's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Johnny Bench has stepped in for the 91-year-old...