| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are working on a second round of the managerial interviews, which they claim is not really a second round, but what else do you call a second interview with, say, Dale Sveum?
Truth is, it doesn’t matter. Theo and the kids...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Dale Sveum will not be doing two shows a night at Zanies. That much we know. That much was evident in his introductory press conference as the Cubs’ new manager.
Yeah, well, fine. Stand-up comedy isn't his job. Standing up to the dog attitude of...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 12:10 PM
With Theo Epstein and Co. firmly ensconced in the Cubs offices at Wrigley Field, Tuesday was time for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to finally discuss the process that he followed in wooing Epstein away from his hometown Boston Red Sox. Ricketts shed some...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Suspended lunatic Carlos Zambrano said he has been “climbing mountains, running on the beach and exercising hard so that I can arrive at spring training in optimal shape.’’
Now? Now he’s focusing on getting in shape? Why didn&...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season.
Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury.
Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano.
Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:37 PM
No. 9 Marlins: 22nd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Braves.
New name. New stadium. New manager. Four new players, all of whom have been to at least three All-Star Games.
There is no shortage of topics to consider when looking at...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:10 PM
After agreeing on a one-year deal to return to the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Reed Johnson spent an hour on the phone with new manager Dale Sveum.
"We strayed off and started talking about baseball situations," Johnson said. "The little things you need...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The night before I was supposed to cover Carlos Zambrano’s Big Z Foundation launch party in early 2010, I came down with a case of food poisoning. All I wanted to do was lie in bed with a garbage can at my side. I was in no mood to talk –...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 9:40 AM
Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Randy Wells will pitch the three games in Milwaukee starting Tuesday. The rotation was set Sunday by manager Mike Quade, who previously had been undecided because of Monday's off-day.
That means Matt Garza, who...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:12 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Brian Noonan in for Mike McConnell
Who had August 12 as they day Carlos Zambrano's anger management training wore off? Brian Noonan fills in for Mike McConnell and talks about Big Z's meltdown...