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  • Griffin didn't live up to high expectations, but Baez has better shot with Cubs

    Griffin didn't live up to high expectations, but Baez has better shot with Cubs
    Coaching teenagers this week at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., Ty Griffin cautioned his captive audience on the dangers of high expectations. The former Cubs first-rounder, picked ninth overall in the 1988 amateur draft, spoke...
  • Cubs win longest game in team history

    Cubs win longest game in team history
    This wasn’t your traditional beer shower that the Chicago Cubs’ players performed early Wednesday morning to commemorate the first major league victory for backup catcher John Baker. “Beer, chocolate milk, hair gel, shampoo, body wash,...
  • Javier Baez gets call to join Cubs

    Javier Baez gets call to join Cubs
    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Print the T-shirts, resurrect the ticket push. In promoting prospect Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs have invigorated a fan base split between prospect loyalists and disgruntled supporters. The next eight weeks...
  • Wrigley Field buzzing for Baez's home debut

    The Wrigley Field debut of Javy Baez should bring a little life to the ballpark this afternoon when the Cubs take on the Rays in an interleague game. The Cubs are coming off a road trip in which they won four of six against the Dodgers and Rockies....
  • Cubs will honor Jack Brickhouse Friday

    Cubs will honor Jack Brickhouse Friday
    Almost 33 years after he broadcast his last Cubs game, and nearly 16 years after his death, Jack Brickhouse finally is getting his long-awaited tribute at Wrigley Field. The ebullient television and radio announcer, who broadcast Cubs games on WGN-9...
  • Review: Billy Joel plays The Entertainer at Wrigley Field

    Review: Billy Joel plays The Entertainer at Wrigley Field
    One of the lesser-known songs that Billy Joel performed Friday at Wrigley Field was “The Entertainer,” a caustic bit of showbiz commentary that includes the line, “I won’t be here in another year if I don’t stay on the...
  • Cubs ratings dive puts WGN-9 in tough spot

    Cubs ratings dive puts WGN-9 in tough spot
    On May 28, 2008, Alfonso Soriano's game-winning single in the 10th inning gave the Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. While a crowd of 39,945 jammed Wrigley Field, many more fans throughout the Chicago area were sitting in front of their televisions...
  • Eddie Vedder singing 7th inning stretch at Cubs game Thursday

    Eddie Vedder singing 7th inning stretch at Cubs game Thursday
    This is the 7th inning stretch Cubs fans wait all season for. Pearl Jam singer and die hard Cubs fan Eddie Vedder will throw out the first pitch and sing “Take Me Out to the Ball game” during Thursday’s Cubs-San Diego Padres game at...
  • Greg Maddux didn't always have the look of a Hall of Famer

     Greg Maddux didn't always have the look of a Hall of Famer
    At 20, Cubs rookie Greg Maddux had a slight frame and boyish look that hid the fierce competitor inside him. According to a Tribune report on his first day in the majors in 1986, Maddux was even smaller than his listed size of 6 feet and 150 pounds, and...
  • Ravinia Festival planning renovations

    Ravinia Festival planning renovations
    Four renovation projects planned for Ravinia Festival this fall will beautify the grounds and improve access, officials say – an effort intended to appeal to concertgoers in a competitive environment for music venues. Most striking may be the...
  • Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez

    Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez
    When Javy Baez toured Wrigley Field with some other prospects during a cold January day in 2013, a Cubs' executive chastised them for walking on the grass and leaving imprints. You can bet no one was telling Baez where he could and could not walk Friday...