| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:14 AM
You can tell it's summer -- the best sales at Chicago grocery stores are all produce! I love it, too.
This week at Jewel-Osco, fresh chicken split breasts or thighs is $1 a pound, and you can get all kinds of berries for $1.99 a package. There are...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 10:30 PM
BURBANK — A mask with a baseball still lodged in the face guard that was used by one-eyed umpire Max McLeary; Ron Santo's partially burned toupee; the costume head of the San Diego Chicken and a box of balls with the forged signature of Mother...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 1:01 PM
The Baseball Reliquary presents the exhibit of artwork and artifacts titled, “Not Exactly Cooperstown,” on display through Sept. 29 at Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. Items include one-eyed umpire Max McLeary’s...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 5:31 PM
Two people were taken in serious-to-critical condition to a hospital after passing out from heat exhaustion near a Ron Santos statue unveiling at Wrigley Field this evening, officials said.
Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded about 5:42 p.m. to...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Yup, I won a game for the Cubs when I was 9 years old, a kind of pre-pubescent reverse-Bartman deal. The next day's Chicago Tribune called the anonymous fan who interfered with a critical eighth-inning play "the fourth outfielder," which. with its...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Bardball didn't start from a deep love of poetry, but from a swelling revulsion of Barry Bonds.
In 2007, friends were emailing scathing limericks back and forth about the chemically enhanced slugger. They were too funny to waste, so Stuart Shea and I...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The Cubs open a homestand Friday against the Cardinals and the lineup looked the same as it has in recent weeks, with David DeJesus leading off, Anthony Rizzo batting third and Luis Valbuena batting eighth.
Travis Wood goes to the mound for the Cubs on...
| Jan 20, 2012
Cub pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife Sarah hosted their first "Woody's Winter Warm-up" fundraiser at Harry Caray's Restaurant at Navy Pier Friday night, January 13th. Almost 400 fans and friends came out to meet the many players in attendance, bid on...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Pearl Jam will be playing at Wrigley Field Friday, July 19, the band confirmed this morning.
The band tweeted out, "IT'S OFFICIAL: Pearl Jam will be playing at Wrigley Field. Will you be there?" The show will be called “An Evening With Pearl Jam,"...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:45 PM
In one of baseball's sweetest traditions, Stan Musial would play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on his harmonica for the so-called seventh-inning stretch of baseball's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Johnny Bench has stepped in for the 91-year-old...