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  • Samardzija gives Cubs something, but what?

    Samardzija gives Cubs something, but what?
    The Cubs’ 2013 season has been over for months --- since last year, actually --- so it would seem there’s nothing to see here. Unless you view this as part of the 2015 spring training, long rumored to be the year the Cubs finally stop...
  • 'Bad,' but not bitter

    'Bad,' but not bitter
    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. You...
  • Dugout confrontation problem: You see how lame Cubs pitchers are

    Dugout confrontation problem: You see how lame Cubs pitchers are
    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,...
  • Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up

    Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up
    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...
  • Castro deal could provide pitching for Cubs

    Castro deal could provide pitching for Cubs
    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. Epstein also...
  • Takin' it to the Maddux

    Takin' it to the Maddux
    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...
  • What's after Girardi, and then after that?

    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...
  • Sighting: Following the Blackhawks' tour de Champagne

    Sighting: Following the Blackhawks' tour de Champagne
    When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began. American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...
  • Zombies! Romance! Strikeouts! Chicago baseball has it all

    Zombies! Romance! Strikeouts! Chicago baseball has it all
    Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start. So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named...
  • Reader's Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader's Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.   Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
  • Who needs sleep? Not Len Kasper

    Who needs sleep? Not Len Kasper
    Despite the fact that he himself plays Wrigley Field 81 times a year, Cubs play-by-play broadcaster Len Kasper said he hasn't given die-hard Cubs fan and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder any tips ahead of his show Friday. "I don't think I could give...