| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Luckily, they don’t trot out the old “defense wins championship” cliché as much in baseball circles – but there’s no denying there have been teams who improve their ‘D’ and then find increased success.
So, as we...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:01 AM
From no-trade clauses to eminently tradable contracts.
That’s part of Theo Epstein’s massive remaking of the Cubs: retaining talent while also retaining the flexibility to deal that same talent.
Witness Starlin Castro’s new deal. It...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Nick Jonas wanted to talk baseball when he was approached by the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster and Randy Wells during his morning visit to Wrigley Field Monday. The Cubs pitchers, however, had something else in mind.
“It was more them asking me...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:20 AM
The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano dined at Chicago Cut Steakhouse after Monday's game against the White Sox. Jeter and Posada and teammates CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson and Eric Chavez dined at Roots Handmade Pizza in...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:38 PM
The tips collected at Kerry Wood’s charity event at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier Friday went straight to the Wood Family Foundation, which might explain why the Cubs and Bears players working the “Woody’s Winter Warm-up”...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:01 PM
How did Ryan Dempster convince his Cubs teammates to wear tuxedos and man the blackjack and craps tables at his charity event Wednesday, just hours after the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves?
I’m not exactly sure. But whatever he did,...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 5:39 AM
Jennifer Hudson is well aware of the rumors that she and fiancé David Otunga had broken up and was quick to address them Sunday during an interview with “Access Hollywood” on the American Music Awards red carpet.
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:47 AM
When the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster hosts his annual Casino Night fundraiser, he and his teammates come decked out in white tuxedos with black bow ties. When fellow Cub Randy Wells hosted his benefit concert with Texas Red Dirt singer Stoney LaRue at Joe&...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Kim Kardashian’s last public appearance in the Chicago area — a highly anticipated promotional appearance at the Michael Hill Jeweller store in Water Tower Place mall in 2010 — started two hours late and lasted only 20 minutes.