| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life.
During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:46 AM
You know Bill Burr is a hardcore Boston Bruins fan because when he talks about the team, he says, "we." The last time he played the Chicago Theater, in 2011, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. This time, the Blackhawks got the better of the Bruins.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Two games in Milwaukee, two Cubs starting pitchers get into it with the manager and a coach.
One pitcher is overpaid, the other wants to be. Fun. The postgame explanations, of course, were that everybody has a competitive streak and nobody likes losing,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field.
In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:48 PM
One of the brightest spots in what has turned into yet another bleak Cubs season isn't the blue chip first baseman or the erratic $60 million shortstop who tend to get all the headlines.
Rather, it's 30-year-old journeyman who has spent more time on the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:35 AM
He's got four World Series rings, roots in the Chicago area and experience navigating the allegedly haunted halls of Wrigley Field.
And now that Dale Sveum has been mercifully put out to pasture, it's time to bring Joe Girardi home to Clark and Addison....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The kids got Dale Sveum. The Cubs’ young players believed to be the core of the future didn’t develop the last two years -- in fact, they got worse -- and that sounded like the big reason Theo Epstein whacked his manager.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:32 PM
We'll try this for a few Tuesday mornings to see if there's a comment constituency for regularly scheduled chatter about sports -- pro, college, recreational. Here's some chum for the waters: Major League Baseball's one-game play-in for each league's two....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Let the Joe Girardi talk begin. Good luck. First off, you're not going to get him, Theo Epstein. The Yankees are going to beat you to him, sorry.
I love Epstein's optimism. He says the perception around the league is the Cubs are coming, and coming...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:44 PM
There were all kinds of reasons to love Joe Girardi as the next Cubs manager.
He had local ties, of course, but his seven years running the Yankees to three division titles and a World Series provided the gravitas.
The Cubs wanted him. They were...