| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:28 PM
When Brandon Marshall attempted to insert himself into the Bears leadership void Sunday, you couldn't help but think of poor old Carlos Zambrano. The volatile former Cubs pitcher once mistook confrontation for leadership too. It didn't work out well for...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:30 AM
It has been 10 years since Comcast SportsNet first flipped the switch on Oct. 1, 2004. Since then, the network has documented some of the biggest moments in Chicago sports history.
CSN will reflect on its 10-year anniversary Wednesday at 10 p.m. The one-...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:15 PM
In Year 122 of a longstanding rivalry, it has finally come to this:
The Cubs want to be the Cardinals on the field, and the Cardinals want to be the Cubs off the field.
So far, only one is succeeding.
The Cardinals recently built their own...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:56 AM
My fellow geeks and I had our annual fantasy baseball draft Saturday.
Some of us have been at this for 27 years, and it's still one of my favorite days of the year. We use an auction format where someone throws a player's name out, we write our bids...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Baseball is a game of failure, or at least trying to handle it.
Those players who can maintain a strong level of confidence throughout an arduous season are a step ahead of the competition.
Rookie Jorge Soler has provided a small but impressive sample...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that.
That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street.
The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Dale Sveum must be trying to get fired.
Or maybe the Cubs manager hates Cubs fans.
Or perhaps he’s an agent of evil sent by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to destroy the Cubs because their legendary ineptitude and continued consignment to a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:18 PM
You know Paul, it's not that difficult to figure out the Cubs' problems, despite Sveum's comments on the stats. At key moments in the game -- the key pitch, the key hit, the key play in the field -- the Cubs fail. Their players are simply not quite good...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Bears coach Marc Trestman broke a lot of Chicago hearts Sunday. By leaving in a clearly injured Jay Cutler at quarterback instead of opting for clearly capable backup Josh McCown, he may have cost the Bears the game and, due to tiebreakers and other...
| May 17, 2013
Mike Adams had hopes of pitching on Sunday. It certainly doesn’t sound now like that’s going to happen. Adams’ MRI today showed that he has what general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. called a “very mild, mid-back strain.” He had...