| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Dale Sveum went 127-197 in his two years as Chicago Cubs manager -- with more losses than in any other two-year period in the team's history -- but that's not why he lost his job Monday, according to President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field.
In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:08 PM
"What I want to avoid is the middle ground. It'd be nice to make the playoffs or get a protected draft pick. We're not hiding that. There's no glory in 78 wins instead of 73. Who cares?''
— Cubs President Theo Epstein to me in spring training...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:58 AM
11 a.m. Football: Middle Tenn. State at Florida Atlantic (d.).--CSN
11 a.m. Basketball: Jan. 2005: Kecoughtan boys vs. Phoebus.--LSC 48
1 p.m. Basketball: Jan. 2001: Hampton girls vs. Bethel.-- LSC 48
3 p.m. Softball: May 1999: Kecoughtan vs....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Dodgers held a luncheon Friday to honor Charley Steiner for his induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and if you think he’s quotable during broadcasts, he’s way better with the reins off.
Mostly responding to questions from...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Even when he’s not battling injuries, Estrada still can’t seem to catch a break on the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The Dodgers' stunning last-to-first season could add a remarkable dimension: A team marooned in last place at the start of July could be the first to clinch a playoff berth.
The Dodgers open play Tuesday with a magic number of 8. The Atlanta Braves also...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:05 AM
For What it’s Worth—Toure, Gal and Baseball at the Break
You know that baseball is to the All-Star Break when you start zoning in on NBA summer hoops, that or your life is utterly pathetic. I spent portions of my afternoon...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:23 PM
When the Dodgers take the early lead, they normally win.
Trouble was, little about Friday seemed normal to the Dodgers, except perhaps Hanley Ramirez hitting another home run.
But after Ramirez hit his two-run homer in the first inning, the Dodgers...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:49 PM
MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Travis Snider homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night that clinched the Pirates' first non-losing record in 21 seasons.
Snider drove a 2-2 pitch from Jim...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Talking baseball while wishing NIU and Northwestern were playing each other in football this season (fingers crossed for a BCS Bowl, maybe):
1. As we enter the last month of Chicago’s longest baseball season, there’s some good news for fans:...