| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:13 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — That absence of noise Friday at Wrigley Field didn’t mean the demolition of the bleachers had ceased.
It was the Cubs front office going under the Cone of Silence as speculation swirled they may be interested in hiring former...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:09 PM
The offseason free-agent period begins Thursday, and the Cubs appear on the verge of finalizing the first of what they hope are several impact acquisitions.
The hiring of two-time American League manager of the year Joe Maddon seems imminent,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:19 PM
You could make the case Bruce Bochy is a better manager than Joe Maddon after Bochy’s Giants just won their third World Series in five years. That’s the object of the exercise. That’s a Hall-of-Fame accomplishment. Checkmate.
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The November edition of Vine Line, the Cubs' monthly magazine their the marketing department produces, includes a story on manager Rick Renteria under the headline "Exit Interview."
It turned out to be a prescient headline, though the subject had no...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:03 PM
The players all dressed in crazy costumes for the postgame plane ride, some imitating superheroes and a couple even pretending to be team executives.
It was a blatant attempt to lighten the atmosphere in the clubhouse, and everyone got in on the act,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:05 PM
PHOENIX — After grooming Ben Cherington replace him eventually with the Red Sox, Cubs President Theo Epstein goes head-to-head against his one-time protege for the first time since both interviewed Dale Sveum for their manager openings three years...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:56 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Worst to first: Royals hitting coach Dale Sveum is enjoying the Series' atmosphere after being fired as Cubs manager one year ago with a year remaining on his three-year contract.
"You get fired and end up in the place like...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
When last seen in the World Series 29 years ago, the Royals' de facto MVP was Don Denkinger, a major league umpire whose blown call at first base helped them avoid losing in six games to the Cardinals.
Given new life, they staged a ninth-inning rally to...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:06 PM
If a movie is to be made of the incredible saga of the 2014 Kansas City Royals, the role of Ned Yost would have to be played by an actor like Steve Carell, someone adept at playing a bumbling idiot.
"Kansas City and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:35 PM
It has been a long, strange trip for Dale Sveum, from taking the blame for the Chicago Cubs' woes to watching a young Kansas City Royals lineup grow up overnight into the surprising team that leads the Baltimore Orioles, 2-0, in the American League...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:45 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Royals won their only World Series championship in 1985, 19-year-old fan Dayton Moore watched Game 7 from a grassy knoll between the left field stands of Royals Stadium and Interstate-70.
It was the equivalent of...