The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers' questions about the 1990 All-Star game patches worn recently by the Cubs, the lack of production from starting pitchers in the eighth spot, and Starlin Castro's role.
Why were the Cubs wearing the 1990 All-Star Game patches on their road jerseys in Cincinnati on April 24? -- Charles, Skokie
The Cubs participated in part of the Reds' festivities commemorating the 25th anniversary of their last World Series title team.
It seems that batting the pitcher eighth has not been productive. In the first two weeks, the Cubs have had a number of runners on base when the pitcher comes to bat -- with...