| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Two hours before Monday night's Cubs-Brewers game at Wrigley Field, rookie revelation Junior Lake stood in left field listening attentively for nearly 15 minutes as Cubs coach Dave McKay pointed out the peculiarities of playing fly balls in this ballpark....
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:54 PM
As Alex Rodriguez combusts in a fiery ball of bad feelings, the Yankees have turned to Alfonso Soriano to save their season.
You can't make this stuff up.
Amazingly, perhaps sickeningly if you have that old-fashioned anti-Yankees bias, there's a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Will the last baseball player in Chicago please turn off the lights?
Yes, Chris Sale, that means you.
Trade rumors remain as cheap as the talk is furious here in Seller City, where the next flip of the scoreboard will show the Cubs leading the White...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:13 AM
It’s Thursday, July 18, and Matt Garza remains a Cub.
Fix this, Theo.
Change this, Jed.
Do the deal, guys.
If I were Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, I’d do the deal before Friday, when the Cubs resume their drive for next year’s...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:36 PM
As White Sox slugger Paul Konerko leaned against the dugout after returning from a three-week layoff due to a lower back strain, the cerebral 37-year-old sipped a cup of hot tea.
Like so many people in baseball Monday, Konerko sought something soothing....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Nothing in sports drags incessantly like the countdown to baseball's trade deadline, not even the NFL preseason or a Chris Berman home run call.
It seemingly begins shortly after opening day and lasts until July 31, when a brief respite from rumors...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Inside a playful Kane County Cougars clubhouse Wednesday, the clock near center fielder Albert Almora's locker remained moving forward — not counting down.
The calendar on the wall indeed said 2013 though everybody else around Almora keeps...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:53 PM
Kris Bryant stopped over at Wrigley Field on Friday, on his way to Mesa, Ariz. From there he will travel on to beautiful Boise, Idaho, where he will be initiated into pro baseball.
His father, Mike, picked up some dirt from the 99-year-old ballpark...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
1. Cardinals (2): They entered last week two games behind the Pirates and ended it tied for first place in the NL Central. Played just well enough to sweep the Marlins.
2. Tigers (4): Vaunted lineup was clicking last week — 49 runs in seven...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Remember the summer of 1986?
Gas cost 89 cents a gallon. The blockbuster "Top Gun'' made teenage boys want to be as cool as Tom Cruise. A Bears Super Bowl celebration that has lasted 27 years began in earnest.
Collectively, Chicago baseball seldom was...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Terry Francona was run out of Philadelphia before he became an overnight success in Boston. Bobby Cox, who soon will be on his way to the Hall of Fame as a manager, ran up a 262-323 record in his first stint as Braves manager.
Clint Hurdle, the...