| 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...
| 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...
| 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,"...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Reports say the Tigers are looking to trade for a closer. Hang loose, Carlos Marmol.
I mean, didn’t the Cubs sign Kyuji Fujikawa precisely because they intended-slash-hoped-slash-tried to trade Marmol?
In fact, the Cubs cut a deal with the...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Ron Santo had to die to get into the Hall of Fame. It shouldn't have happened but it did, and everyone knows it.
What we didn't know until Sunday was that in some ways it could seem better that Santo was inducted in the second person, not the first....
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2011
His bronze statue — a stunning likeness of him throwing a ball to first base — was unveiled in a pregame ceremony Wednesday outside right field, just feet from that of his long-time teammate Billy Williams....
| Aug 11, 2011
Two people were taken in serious-to-critical condition to a hospital after passing out from heat exhaustion, officials said....
| Aug 12, 2011
I was fortunate enough to attend Ron Santo Night at Wrigley Field on August 10th which included the dedication of his statue near the corner of Sheffield and Addison. It was great to see his family as well as his former teammates in Ernie Banks, Randy...