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  • The cases for and against Maddon's Cubs World Series chances

    The cases for and against Maddon's Cubs World Series chances
    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...
  • A's lose to Angels, 5-4, but still have a good shot at playoffs

    A's lose to Angels, 5-4, but still have a good shot at playoffs
    — 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. Even after...
  • Mike Cameron believes he was traded for Hall of Famer in Paul Konerko

    Mike Cameron believes he was traded for Hall of Famer in Paul Konerko
    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...
  • ESPN biggest winner at Little League World Series

    ESPN biggest winner at Little League World Series
    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...
  • 'Fake Lou Piniella' fakes out Deadspin

    'Fake Lou Piniella' fakes out Deadspin
    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: Lou Piniella...
  • Wise up, Cubs fans: Leave Kasper alone

    Wise up, Cubs fans: Leave Kasper alone
    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...
  • Major League Baseball's worst call ever: Expanding instant replay

    Major League Baseball's worst call ever: Expanding instant replay
    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...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    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&...
  • Takin' it to the Maddux

    Takin' it to the Maddux
    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...
  • The Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale

    The Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale
    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...
  • Here's some of the culture Theo can change

    Tip to Theo Epstein: Don’t call your new team the “Cubbies.’’ Ever. 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....