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  • After Colby Rasmus signs with Astros, Orioles exploring other outfield options

    After Colby Rasmus signs with Astros, Orioles exploring other outfield options
    With their top free-agent choice for an outfield spot, Colby Rasmus, now off the board after he signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Houston Astros, the Orioles will continue to explore other available options. One possibility who now moves up...
  • Dick Enberg still puts personal touch in every baseball broadcast

    Dick Enberg still puts personal touch in every baseball broadcast
    My secret relationship with jazz artist Diana Krall isn't so hard to figure out — I think she's singing directly to me. It's a "secret" mostly in the sense that she knows nothing of it. As are many of history great loves, it is unrequited. The...
  • Fans and management share enthusiasm over high expectations at SoxFest

    Fans and management share enthusiasm over high expectations at SoxFest
    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he has noticed a recent change in the tone of fans' calls and letters, and that turnaround from frustration to optimism manifested itself at the microphone Friday evening at SoxFest. "Brilliant." "Phenomenal."...
  • Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83

    Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Cubs' first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to...
  • Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
  • Ernie Banks remembered as more than a HOF player

    Ernie Banks remembered as more than a HOF player
    To those who saw Ernie Banks away from the ballpark, the Cubs’ Hall of Fame slugger was the perfect ambassador who always displayed a genuine touch. "Ernie represented the best of what baseball and sports could be," Beth Goldberg Heller, executive...
  • Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s

     Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s
    If you're feeling a cold wind blow through a hole in Chicago's heart, you know why: Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," is dead at age 83. The eternal optimist is gone. "The Cubs are due in '62," he'd say. But that didn't happen. That same year, Banks announced...
  • Ernie Banks: Under his spell

     Ernie Banks: Under his spell
    As kids we copied his batting stance — crouching with the right elbow extended up, and fingers wiggling up and down on the bat handle. We even ran like him — wrists moving in front of his chest. Back in the days when the Cubs usually battled...
  • Cubs claim Gonzalez Germen off waivers

    Cubs claim Gonzalez Germen off waivers
    The Chicago Cubs are the latest team for reliever Gonzalez German, who was claimed off waivers Friday from the Texas Rangers. Germen, 27, pitched the past two seasons for the New York Mets, posting a 1-2 record and 4.31 ERA in 54 appearances. Germen has...
  • On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster

    On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster
    So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...
  • Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex

    Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex
    In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, people were playing baseball at what is today Tinker Field. Named after Hall of Fame ...