Baseball is halfway through the season and the All-Star Break is upon us. This lull in the normal game routine gives me my own hiatus to reflect upon what I love about baseball.
More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.
Although there will never be another Don Zimmer with his unique collection of baseball memories and experiences, baseball itself will go on and 20 years from now it is possible that few fans will remember baseball without people like Bochy, Righetti, Hurdle or other newer baseball lifers.
There have been various stories on the $575 million ballpark expansion and neighborhood redevelopment efforts of the Ricketts' family at the Friendly ...
Whether you're looking for great food, music or simply a few new friends to complain about the Cubs to, put summertime in Chicago on your bucket-list. Just make sure you check your weather app before you pack.
Yea they call us the Second City -- but make no mistake, we're number one.
Remember when you were a kid and before a long road trip your parents would say "do you have to go to the bathroom?" Your answer was almost always a q...
For Manny, it was home runs, RBIs, or he didn't seem to be interested. While Ramirez most likely won't push anyone's buttons about running hard on the base paths or not jogging out to their positions, he can teach them about the art of hitting.
This is it. Today is the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field. Initially it was known as Weegham Park, and then Cubs Park, but eventually the Wrigley family came in and they got the name right.
Look at the forecast for Illinois for the next 10 days. Actually, on second thought, don't. It's depressing. This winter with all the snow and the nagging, continuing appearances from the polar vortex has really taxed the fortitude of Illinoisans.
Ernie Banks' positive attitude was infectious. He learned that he could make everyone around him smile, and a lot more comfortable, by creating his own weather.
What will $500 million buy you, in terms of orders of some great Chicago foods?
Part of our problem in Cook County and Illinois is that the stories come so fast and furious and so frequently, that they no longer are eye popping. Too often, we're doing some eye rolling and clicking and scrolling to find some good news.
Over beers one recent evening, my buddy Jim innocently broached a subject that, up until the 2007 Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie, was rarely bantered about publicly.
If all goes to plan, it seems the only history Cubs fans will have to worry about is when their team will finally win a World Series at Wrigley Field.
With Major League Baseball's All-Stars now officially announced in the form of an awkward studio TV show, it seems like a perfectly good time to ruin the buzz of this year's All Star Game and instead, focus on the negatives.