| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:49 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- Talking baseball while wondering if Brandt Snedeker is the new Tom Watson:
1. Tony Campana isn’t really gone yet, but I’m already missing him. The Cubs made an unpopular decision Sunday, dropping Campana off the 40-man...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Talking baseball while waiting for the puck to drop at the United Center:
1. There was no encore for Javy Baez last night. The Daytona Cubs’ game against the Fort Myers Miracle was rained out, delaying his chance to continue his Monday night...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:56 PM
MESA, Ariz. — On the eve of their first workout of the spring, the Cubs suffered a setback.
Carlos Marmol arrived.
Another blow is sure to follow in a few days. Alfonso Soriano will walk in the door.
Cubs President Theo Epstein and general...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Talking baseball while wishing we could fast forward to first-round games in the NCAA basketball tournament:
1. No matter what Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney were suggesting before Michael Bourn’s deal with Cleveland was finalized Monday, the Cubs...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 5:20 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- One day after manager Dale Sveum cited the need for power, Cuban prospect Jorge Soler put on a long ball display in his first day of spring training with the major league team.
Soler said he hopes to be with the Cubs by next season, though...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:00 PM
Despite being on court-ordered electronic monitoring, a woman accused of stalking Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein was able to slip away from her family's Boston-area home earlier this month and wander into a local grammar school while acting...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Athletes turned out in force to support former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and wife, Sarah, at the second annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up fundraiser at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier on Jan. 18. More than 400 patrons attended the event that benefits the Wood...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Not that long ago in Chicago, the Blackhawks Way meant a half-empty arena on a good night on the West Side, home games nobody could watch on television and apathy that spread from living rooms to the locker room.
Michal Handzus remembers.
"We were one...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...