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  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Kerry Wood charity unites sports stars

    Kerry Wood charity unites sports stars
    Chicago Cubs players, current and former, came together to support the nonprofit Wood Family Foundation's annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up Jan. 17 at Harry Caray's Tavern on Navy Pier. Retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, welcomed more than...
  • 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....
  • 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...