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We know what a happy Tom Ricketts looks like: Day One of family ownership. That wasn't the way he looked or sounded Monday. If the guy was announcing an agreement to renovate Wrigley Field, the joy would’ve been read easily on Ricketts’...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor, Wrigley Field
Susannah Collins ought to thank the Blackhawks. They made her a folk hero, and folk heroes never die. Neither do the connections to the villains who took them out. Looking at you, Rocky Wirtz. During a Comcast SportsNet segment, Collins made an on-air...
Cubs' Ryan Dempster puts teammates to work at casino-themed benefit, Charlie Sheen coming to Chicago, Tom Morello vs. Rahm EmanuelHow did Ryan Dempster convince his Cubs teammates to wear tuxedos and man the blackjack and craps tables at his charity event Wednesday, just hours after the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves? I’m not exactly sure. But whatever he did,...
Tags: Tim Meadows, Rahm Emanuel, Charlie Sheen, Matt Garza, Paula Deen
South Bend TribuneI was on a bus trip over to a Chicago Cubs game in Wrigley Field last week. The thermometer read a glorious 70 degrees when we left South Bend in the late morning. Even so, I took a sweatshirt and jacket. That wasn’t enough. The temperature...
Wait, did someone mistake Tom Ricketts’ statement to a group of business wonks Wednesday morning as a big-boy threat to move the Cubs out of Wrigley Field? No. Stop it. Wake up. Wise up. Because not even Ricketts thought he was threatening to move...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field
While Hyun-jin Ryu is not yet a big name in North America, losing him was a bigger blow for the Cubs than you probably think. President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer wanted the rights to the 25-year-old South Korean left-hander because they...
Pete Wentz's band parts ways with singer, Chicagoan competing on 'Survivor,' Steve Nash dines at Le ColonialBlack Cards -- the band founded by ex-Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz – has parted ways with singer Bebe Rexha. Wentz told mtv.com that the split was a mutual decision and added that the band will continue in some capacity. "Right now, (the...
I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
Dale Sveum celebrated his first night as the Cubs' manager by having dinner Thursday at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in River North. Sveum -- who will be introduced to the Chicago media Friday morning -- was joined by Cubs president of baseball...
Not every night will you see Gov. Pat Quinn shaking hands with players in the Cubs dugout or Sen. Dick Durbin mingling with team Chairman Tom Ricketts on the field. Not every night at Clark and Addison will you find Sec. of State Hillary Clinton...
If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
Tags: Dale Sveum, Baseball, Edwin Jackson, Wrigley Field, Paul Maholm
On the drive to Wrigley Field early Sunday morning, Adam Dunn glanced at Lake Michigan and noticed something he immediately wanted to share with his carpool buddy, Jake Peavy. " 'Look at that lake, 'Peaves,' '' Dunn told Peavy. "The thing is glass.''...
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