| 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....
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Forbes Magazine valued the Cubs franchise at $773 million, which is about $72 million less than the purchase price when the Ricketts family took over, or about what Alfonso Soriano is owed.
Interestingly, that’s up 6 percent from last year’...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 3:43 PM
The rain held off enough to start Friday's home opener on time, and a game-time temperature of 41 degrees was warm enough for most Cubs fans to deal with.
But many in the crowd of 41,358 left by the seventh inning of a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and the...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series:
Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll!
Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:06 PM
Vic Zodda still knows talent when he sees it.
About three weeks shy of 90, this Peninsula baseball pioneer watched the hometown team Tuesday at War Memorial Stadium, and when Pilots catcher Chris Cowell uncorked a throw to second base, Zodda took...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Fireworks on the 4th of July.
They’re as American as baseball & apple pie.
And one of my favorite things about watching baseball, is the ever-present possibility of explosives.
Not the ones that fill the night sky after a win. The kind that...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:57 AM
I can't agree with your implication, or flat out statements, derogatory of Cubs manager Quade. He's probably what this team deserves. He stays positive and uses the limited talent he has to work with. I can't imagine Lou Piniella keeping his cool and...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:40 PM
Where the next curse is
The Cubs are bedeviled by the most hideous curse in sports, so what do they need? A manager who has proven he can break such things. There are only two out there who have proven then can win with...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:12 AM
I'm not sure if Logan Morrison will stay healthy or productive enough to be part of the Miami Marlins' future, but it's clear he's already distinguished himself with good deeds off the field.
Morrison, the young outfielder and first baseman, was one of...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Jeffrey Loria was asked shortly after the Marlins won the 2003 World Series if he ran his team the way George Steinbrenner used to run the Yankees.
"I don’t want to equate myself with Mr. Steinbrenner," the Marlins owner told interviewer Charlie...