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Cubs fans take home pieces of Wrigley
What would you do with a grassy patch of Wrigley Field? Rich Gracia has a plan: "I'm going to try to extract DNA from it, and maybe I can clone Kris Bryant." He was one of many fans who came to Wrigley on Wednesday and Thursday for the free giveaway of Wrigley sod, after the Cubs replaced much...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Chicago White Sox 2003 National League Championship Series Ernie Banks Major League Baseball 2008 Chicago Cubs season Chicago Bears
Cubs' Joe Maddon has no problem with postseason roster guessing game
The Jason Hammel decision has seemingly been made much easier by Hammel's recent first-inning nightmares in Denver and Milwaukee, leaving Cubs manager Joe Maddon with one fewer postseason roster problem to ponder.If Hammel has issues in his first inning — he has a 5.00 ERA — he is of no use out...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball statistics Baseball Chicago Cubs Joe Maddon Handedness Wrigley Field Left-handedness Run
A piece of Wrigley Field for free
Sod from Wrigley Field was given away to the public for free on Sept. 8, 2016, as crews replaced much of the stadium's grass.
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Yankee Stadium Wrigley Field Stadium Fenway Park
Former big league pitcher endorses Maine's 'Wrigley Field'
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A retired Major League Baseball pitcher is embracing a Wrigley Field replica that's being constructed in Maine. Lee Smith was on hand Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony held by the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville for the refurbished Purnell Field. The former player considered one of ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Baseball Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Chicago White Sox National League Fenway Park Chicago
Lack of drama down stretch won't spoil Cubs' division-clinching party
The Cubs division-clinching victory may feel a bit anticlimactic considering they have had a double-digit lead in the National League Central since Aug. 6. But Kris Bryant said if it does happen, the Cubs party won't be low key. This is a team, after all, that has its own party room and a fog machine...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | National League Major League Baseball Baseball Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Left-handedness Joe Maddon Designated hitter
Surge pricing for parking near Wrigley could have been worse
Parking rates are doubling to $4 an hour. Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown wanted to boost parking to $12 a hour during events at Wrigley Field.
44 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Parking meter Parking Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs Alderman
Tunney remains opposed to street closures around Wrigley
Amid opposition from the alderman and the neighbors, Mayor Emanuel has twice rejected the Cubs' requests to shut down Addison and Clark on game days.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Major League Baseball Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs Chicago Baseball Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball All-Star Game Federal League
Theo Epstein: ‘World’s greatest leader’
Fortune magazine on Thursday named Theo Epstein as the “world’s greatest leader.” The Cubs president of baseball operations beat out such luminaries as Pope Francis and Jeff Bezos.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball Baseball St. Louis Cardinals National League Wrigley Field
Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts hoping for Patriots-like stretch of domination
It started out seven years ago trying to win the National League Central. Now the Ricketts family wants the world. After addressing the full squad Saturday at the Cubs' spring training complex, Chairman Tom Ricketts said he would like the team one day to be considered "one of the great sports organizations...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Thomas S. Ricketts Chicago White Sox Wrigley Field Boston Red Sox National League
Angels to stay in Anaheim through at least 2029
In his first news conference since October 2015, Angels owner Arte Moreno said Saturday that his team is staying at Angel Stadium for the foreseeable future. The franchise holds the right to opt out of its Angel Stadium lease in 2019 and has long been considering a move within Orange County around...
710 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Baseball park Years in the future Wrigley Field Orange County California Anaheim California New York Yankees Citi Field
Family takes U-46 to court over assault of South Elgin 7th-grader
The family of a South Elgin middle school student who suffered serious injuries in an in-school attack two weeks ago is taking Elgin-area School District U46 to court in an effort to find out more about what happened. The petition filed in Kane County Circuit Court also describes for the first...
997 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs High school Attack Wrigley Field Illinois Attack! Injury Kane County Illinois
Cubs must adjust to bullpen relocation at Wrigley Field
The Cubs bullpen has undergone some changes since last offseason, both roster- and location-wise. Aroldis Chapman and Travis Wood are out, Wade Davis and Koji Uehara are in and the actual bullpens at Wrigley Field have been moved under the bleachers, where pitchers will be out of sight — though...
276 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Major League Baseball Pitcher Chicago Cubs Relief pitcher Bullpen Wrigley Field Starting pitcher
Cubs forced to adjust to bullpen relocation at Wrigley Field
The Cubs bullpen has undergone some changes since last offseason, both roster-wise and location-wise. Aroldis Chapman and Travis Wood are out, Wade Davis and Koji Uehara are in, and the actual bullpens at Wrigley Field have been moved to underneath the bleachers, where the pitchers will be out...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Pitcher Chicago Cubs Relief pitcher Major League Baseball Warming up Bullpen Wrigley Field
Cubs Bleacher Bum Ray Meyer dies; family owned Ray’s Bleachers
Ray Meyer grew up at Ray’s Bleachers, his dad’s bar at Waveland and Sheffield, running hot dog orders over to Wrigley Field when he was a kid.
1356 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Mother Bleacher Bleachers Hot dog Ferguson Jenkins
Boy, 12, assaulted by classmate in South Elgin is back home
A 12-year-old boy who suffered serious head injuries after being assaulted by a classmate at his South Elgin middle school has returned home from the hospital."You heard it here first ... Henry is Home!" the boy's mother, Karen Sembdner, tweeted Tuesday night, along with a photo showing her son...
619 points by Chicago Tribune | High school Kane County Illinois Illinois Chicago Cubs Ernie Banks Wrigley Field Injuries Academy Award for Best Actor
Beaten boy invited to Wrigley by Cubs' Anthony Rizzo returns home
SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — A 12-year-old boy who was invited to Wrigley Field for a game by Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo after suffering a severe beating at his suburban Chicago middle school has returned home from the hospital.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Illinois Chicago Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Kane County Illinois Chicago metropolitan area Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball
Cubs’ Rizzo reaches out to boy who was attacked at school
Rizzo tweeted his invitation to 12-year-old Henry Sembdner to watch batting practice and a game at Wrigley Field.
5 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Illinois Attack Chicago Cubs Twitter Wrigley Field Chicago White Sox Baseball
Lady Gaga announces world tour after Super Bowl performance
The 48-date tour includes stops in North America, Europe and Brazil.
93 points by New York Post | Wrigley Field Fenway Park United States Major League Baseball North America Chicago White Sox New England Patriots Yankee Stadium
Steve Bartman update ... no call from Cubs owner Ricketts yet
Steve Bartman’s representative said it was still radio silence.
3 points by Daily News | Chicago Cubs Baseball Florida Marlins Steve Bartman incident Wrigley Field San Francisco Giants Moisés Alou Major League Baseball
Tom Ricketts means well, but just leave Steve Bartman alone
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said he would somehow reach out to Steve Bartman in an attempt to bring some closure when the time is right. Please. No. Stop. I think Ricketts wants to do the right thing. I think he has a big heart, a sincere heart. He has done the right thing since chasing and catching...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs World Series Major League Baseball Wrigley Field Chicago White Sox National League National League Championship Series Boston Red Sox
'Rahmfather' creator Eric Brightfield remembered for genius, pranks
I receive many fine letters from readers, but only one came stuffed into the mouth of a fish. A dead, dry, stuffed fish it was, a dark green smallmouth bass. "This fish is a little dry," said the cryptic note. "Let's meet for some fresher fish at Shaw's." It was on a square of canvas, a detail...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Rahm Emanuel Rod Blagojevich Wrigley Field White House Chief of Staff Christmas Democratic Party John Grisham
ESPN to televise Cubs' season, home openers
The Chicago Cubs' popularity was reaffirmed Thursday when ESPN announced it would televise their April 2 season opener at St. Louis and their April 10 home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The season opener was moved up by one day to accommodate a national television audience and will start...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants 1886 in baseball Wrigley Field National League 1885 in baseball
Baseball kicks off owners’ meetings in Chicago
CHICAGO – Tom Ricketts was walking back to the owners’ meetings Wednesday when he was stopped by a few people on the street, eager to congratulate him on the Chicago Cubs’ World Series title.Such is life for Ricketts these days. It has been two weeks since the franchise won its first championship si...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New York Yankees Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants Wrigley Field George Steinbrenner World Series Babe Ruth
Cubs rally in ninth to eliminate Giants 6-5 in NLDS; advance to NLCS
After looking vulnerable in all phases for the first time in three months, the Cubs finally displayed the timely hitting to match the determination they have showcased since their World Series mission started in spring training. After left-hander Matt Moore harnessed them for eight innings and...
7219 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics Major League Baseball World Series Major League Baseball postseason Baseball terminology National League Wrigley Field
Cubs 'stay in the moment' and stage amazing ninth-inning comeback
Before the National League Division Series began last weekend, Cubs manager Joe Maddon had a message for his players. "I said 'Something bad is going to happen, and we have to stay in the moment and maintain our composure,'" Maddon said. "That was the exact message. That's when it happens." It...
1692 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball postseason National League Wrigley Field Division Series
Gary Pressy hits the right chords at Wrigley Field
Gary Pressy barely has to think before he plays his Lowrey organ from his small perch in the Wrigley Field press box. The songs and musical puns come naturally. After a pickoff throw, here comes a few bars of "Somebody's Watching Me," the 1984 song from Rockwell and Michael Jackson. If a player...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Harry Caray Ryne Sandberg Wrigley Field Chicago White Sox Chicago Major League Baseball 2003 National League Championship Series
Proposed settlement in fight over Ernie Banks' estate dealt blow
Lawyers for the widow of Ernie Banks abruptly withdrew Wednesday from the dispute over the estate of the late Cubs great, leaving a proposed settlement in limbo and signifying the case could go to trial.For nearly two years, Elizabeth Banks has been contesting a will signed by Banks three months...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Babe Ruth Wrigley Field Ernie Banks Trial Michelle Obama Lawyer Hank Aaron
Bear cubs almost ready to be released into the wild
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - When two orphaned bear cubs arrived in the care of a New Mexico veterinarian in mid-June, they were dehydrated and weighed little more than human infants, at 8 and 12 pounds. The small bears had been plucked from treetops in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Bear Chicago Cubs New Mexico Chicago Bears Wrigley Field Caldera Illinois Eddie Vedder
Jason Heyward on a meeting with Joe Maddon
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward on a meeting with Joe Maddon. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Chicago Cubs Chicago Tribune Tribune Company WGN-TV United States Wrigley Field Major League Baseball
Joe Maddon on meeting with Cubs players: 'We have to get our minds right'
Joe Maddon details his meetings with Cubs players on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, ahead of the team's final 13 games before the postseason. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Chicago Chicago Tribune Tribune Company WGN-TV WGN Wrigley Field Sam Zell
Aligning stars: Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks 1-2 for home playoff starts
One month from Wednesday, the real fun begins for the Cubs — or, depending on your perspective, the real fear. Start organizing your prayer chains now. Stock up on booze. Breathe. That gives Cubs manager Joe Maddon 30 days to prepare solely for the National League Division Series beginning Oct....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Playoffs Baseball Pitcher World Series Boston Red Sox
Sports memorabilia collector charged in Chicago with fraud, including fake Heisman
An Arkansas collector has been charged in Chicago in an alleged $10 million scheme to defraud and mislead investors involving sports memorabilia, including using a phony Heisman Trophy as collateral on a loan.The charge comes more than two years after FBI agents raided John Rogers' home and offices...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Honus Wagner T206 Honus Wagner Fraud Heisman Trophy Comiskey Park Pleading Wrigley Field Babe Ruth
Cubs Way trumps Cardinals Way in unexpected runaway to division title
The Cubs return to St. Louis on Monday night with their foot on the Cardinals' throat, a scenario few envisioned in spring training when the National League Central was expected to be a tight three-way race. It didn't play out that way, and the series at Busch Stadium that may have been circled...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs National League Wrigley Field Baseball Milwaukee Brewers
Rahm bets on Bears, Cubs with Houston's mayor
Houston, we have a wager. The Bears and Cubs just so happen to play the Texans and Astros, respectively, this weekend in Houston, a coincidence not lost on Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who challenged Chicago counterpart Rahm Emanuel to put up more than bragging rights. "How about a friendly...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Houston Astros San Francisco Giants National League Atlanta Braves Wrigley Field Baseball