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If Bill Veeck Came Back for the Cubs

Roger Wright | Posted 10.21.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

The cold autumn rains of October started when the game was almost over. Sheets of crying rain against the lights of the stadium. Wrigley Field slowly draining, the crowds taking one last look, the giant switch thrown and the empty park goes dark.

My 50 Favorite Books of 2014

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This is not a "50 best books of 2014" list. It is my personal and idiosyncratic list of books I found interesting and/or fun to read (or in a few cases, re-read) and that I think others will enjoy, too.

How Bill Veeck Invented the Baltimore Orioles

Landon Jones | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Landon Jones

When the Baltimore Orioles begin playing for the American League Championship series tonight, on the line will be not only their reputation but that of one of the most colorful franchises in baseball history: the St. Louis Browns, from whose ashes the Orioles rose like a phoenix exactly 60 years ago this year.

'Not Exactly Cooperstown' Celebrates Baseball's Rebels and Renegades

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Based in Pasadena, the Baseball Reliquary includes a research archive, a traveling museum, and the Shrine of the Eternals, the organization's alternative to baseball's official Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Veeck -- As in Maverick

Jeff Polman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Sports
Jeff Polman


How to Go From Jamoke to Chicagoan in Under 40 Minutes

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

I've got this intern from San Francisco working for me. How'm I ever gonna explain to this kid what makes Chicago different, different from anywhere else? I'm gonna start with these six short videos.