| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:53 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — It's as much a part of spring training as workouts and exhibition games: Visitors from the chilly Northeast, Midwest, Canada and elsewhere enjoying the sport while sitting in the Florida sun in short-sleeved shirts and Bermudas....
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Ron Santo will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday for his accomplishments on the field.
But the Ron Santo we knew and loved in Chicago was more than a legendary third baseman. He also was a broadcaster, humanitarian, Cubs...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 7:22 PM
The lasting legacy of Ron Santo — aside from the 342 home runs and five Gold Glove awards, the millions he helped raise for charities and the laughter he provided with his inimitable grunts and groans during Cubs broadcasts — might be the...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:58 AM
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Lou Piniella won't stay retired for long, as he is reportedly joining the San Francisco Giants front office as a consultant.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Piniella will lend his experience and baseball...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:04 AM
It's not so much what Tom Ricketts said, but what he didn't.
He said he got rid of general manager Jim Hendry (almost a month ago, actually, but more on that later). Great. Excellent. Good move.
But then the Cubs' Fanboy Owner said he will pursue...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:17 AM
This was never going to be a “Wow!’’ hire.
In fact, if the Cubs indeed sign Dale Sveum, then the hire is more “Who?’’ than “Wow!’’
The Cubs already made their “Wow!’’ hire. Theo...
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| Feb 1, 2012
No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays
Bryce Harper hasn't played a day in the big leagues, and unfortunately for him there is only one way to go. It is opposite of up.
But if you want to bet on Harper as...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Writers from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant When the Cubs made this unexpected choice, the......
| Dec 7, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig joined Joe Torre, Lou Piniella, Cito Gaston and Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, who was pinch-hitting for Bobby Cox, at a press conference Tuesday morning to honor the four retiring managers. Among...
| Dec 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
My worst prediction for 2010 was, and I quote, "A highly focused Tiger Woods will win at least seven PGA tournaments." As it happened, a highly erratic Tiger Woods won zero tournaments this year. I also predicted that former Bolingbrook......