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  • The 1969 Cubs

    The 1969 Cubs
    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...
  • 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...
  • 'Let's play two tonight!' -- Ernie Banks visits WGN Sports Night

    'Let's play two tonight!' -- Ernie Banks visits WGN Sports Night
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks spent an hour with the WGN Sports Night crew on April 7, 2011, to talk about his career, Billy Williams, recognition for his efforts to promote civil rights, and Kap's skills as a shortstop. Check out the pictures and listen to the...
  • 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...
  • Crime Walks Scheduled Across New Orleans

    Crime Walks Scheduled Across New Orleans
    Get out your walking shoes "crime walks" will be taking place across New Orleans Thursday. There will be eight of them in all the police districts across the city. In the French Quarter, the "crime walk" will begin at Jackson Square. Sergeant Jonette...
  • Video: The Cubs unveil the new Ron Santo statue

    Video: The Cubs unveil the new Ron Santo statue
    In a pregame ceremony, the Chicago Cubs today unveiled a statue outside Wrigley Field dedicated to player/broadcaster Ron Santo. Speakers at the ceremony included Billy Williams, Pat Hughes and Vicki Santo.
  • SNERD - November 2nd, 2011

    Chazzy and Cher? Hot off the heels of his/her popular appearance on "Dancing With The Stars," Chaz Bono is wasting no time after his/her booting from the hoofing competition to transform the opportunity and the exposure into a budding showbiz career....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Inside baseball with John Grisham

    Inside baseball with John Grisham
    John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...