| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Joe Maddon might be “dripping in analytics,” but Chicago Cubs fans are drenched with anticipation for the upcoming season. The era of the lovable loser is waning, and the Cubs finally have found the right man to shepherd the flock to the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:45 PM
When Paul Konerko was acquired from the Reds for Mike Cameron 16 years ago, the Tribune called it a swap of "potential All-Stars."
As it turned out, Konerko became the face of the White Sox for 16 years, while Cameron enjoyed a productive, 17-year...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The big winner besides Jackie Robinson West and Mo'ne Davis at this year's Little League World Series is ESPN.
The kids provided the network with the best bargain in TV sports this year.
ESPN hit the jackpot with incredible storylines that...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Deadspin, which thrives on pointing out the blunders of others, found itself on the other side over the weekend.
Sean Newell originally did a post on an interview that Lou Piniella apparently gave to a Portland radio station. He writes:
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Dear Stupid (and you Cubs fans know who you are):
Shut up already about Len Kasper supposedly jinxing Jake Arrieta’s no-hit bid Tuesday night. You sound like idiots, Cubs fans.
Bigger idiots, I mean.
Stop blaming Kasper for Arrieta’s...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Good news, sports fans: Baseball is about to get even more boring.
On Thursday, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that Major League Baseball plans to expand the use of instant replay, allowing managers to challenge virtually any umpire's call aside...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Do the Cubs intend on winning the World Series in 2015 or just starting to compete that particular year? I am anxious to see what the game plan is. -- George V, Lombard, Il.
The master plan is to build sustained success. I just wonder about the fans&...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Let the Joe Girardi talk begin. Good luck. First off, you're not going to get him, Theo Epstein. The Yankees are going to beat you to him, sorry.
I love Epstein's optimism. He says the perception around the league is the Cubs are coming, and coming...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:14 AM
It's been a bad year for Chicago baseball. The city's beloved ball clubs enter the All-Star break a combined 27 games under .500, and any hope created in 2012 on either side of town seems long dead. The 2013 season will be remembered by fans of either...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Tip to Theo Epstein: Don’t call your new team the “Cubbies.’’
It’s lame and reeks of carpet-bagging. It sounds as if you’re here for some easy cash and looking to cross another item off your bucket list....