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Wrigley Field Mulling Seat Licenses, Flat Screens

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the conversation with management were any indication, Cubs fans want functioning TV monitors to watch replays from the grandstands, wider seats in ...

Winter Classic Kicks Off New Year: Will it be Any Better?

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

What do Chicago sports fans have to look forward to in 2009, aside from Hawk Harrelson and bad singing at Wrigley?

Chicago Cubs Bidding Goes Past Deadline

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The never-ending auction hasn't ended. Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Cubs as well as the Chicago Tribune, was pushing prospective buyers to submi...

The Final Chicago Cubs Bidders: Tom Ricketts, Marc Utay, Hersch Klaff

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sale of the Chicago Cubs has come down to three finalists, nearly two years after the team's owner, Tribune Co., put the storied franchise and Wri...

Marc Utay: Potential Cubs Owner A New Trier Graduate

Crain's Chicago Business | Ed Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The reports [about the Cubs sale] listed Marc Utay as one of three finalists. Once again, he was referred to as a "New York private-equity investor." ...

Cubs Offering Pre-Sale Tickets For Top Games, For A Fee

Crain's Chicago Business | Ed Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cubs have found another way to tap into the insatiable demand to be part of everything at Clark and Addison. The new revenue stream is a repackag...

Ron Santo Denied Baseball Hall Of Fame Entrance

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Joe Gordon joined former teammates Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Bob Feller in the Hall of Fame. For the likes of Joe Torre, Jim Kaat ...

Cubs Will Be Sold By Spring Training: Team Chairman

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The chairman of the Chicago Cubs said Friday he expects the baseball franchise to be sold by spring training. Chairman Crane Kenney t...

Three Prospective Cubs Buyers Submit New Bids

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At least three prospective buyers have submitted a new round of bids to Tribune Co. for the Chicago Cubs, one of professional sports' trophy franchis...

Cubs To Play Exhibitions At New Yankee Stadium

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs will play the first exhibition games at the new Yankee Stadium, meeting New York on Friday night April 3 and again the following afte...

Lou Piniella Named Manager Of The Year

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Joe Maddon had a good reason for interrupting his honeymoon. About an hour after he landed in Rome, the newly married Maddon easily w...

Cuban Out Of Cubs Bidding, Tribune May Keep Half Of Team: Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"[S]ources close to commissioner Bud Selig sounded an alarm this week during the annual general managers meetings: Forget about Mark Cuban buying the...

Cubs To Christen Yankee Stadium?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs might play the unofficial opener at the new Yankee Stadium. The Cubs and Yankees are talking about playing an exhibition game or gam...

Cubs Sign Hendry To Four-Year Extension

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — General manager Jim Hendry and the Chicago Cubs agreed Monday to a four-year contract extension through the 2012 season, a deal that w...

Chicago Sports Teams Lobbying Against Tax Increase

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago sports moguls are lobbying to block a City Hall squeeze play that might hurt their ability to compete for players. Mayor Daley want to raise ...

Cubs Sale Terms May Be Changing

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co. is considering retaining a larger ownership stake in the Chicago Cubs, said sources involved in the deal, as the company explores options...

Chicago Dreams

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Marovitz

October was set up to be a crazy, zany month with fans preoccupied with our national pastime. Now, we can all get back to things of lesser significance, like the presidential election and the economy.

The Bartman Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tuesday marks the five-year anniversary of the Steve Bartman incident. Chicago Sun-Times sports editor and blogger Roman Modrowski says enoguh time ha...

Former Cubs Pitcher Kevin Foster Dies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kevin Foster, who broke into the major leagues as an infielder and later converted to a pitcher, has died of cancer at age 39. His br...

Cubs Sale Hurt By Economy: Cuban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The economic tumult shaking the country will affect the sale of the Chicago Cubs, prospective buyer Mark Cuban said: "Yeah, it's going to affect th...

Trade Carlos Zambrano

Joe Aiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Aiello

It's time to move Zambrano before he becomes an all too familiar problem for Cubs fans. We've had our share of arm injuries to franchise pitchers, and I'm not in the mood for another.

Cubs Lose, Cubs Lose, Cubs Lose!

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monroe Anderson

Although I've lived less than two miles from Wrigley Field for more than 30 years, I've never been much of a Cubs fan for three reasons.

The Audacity of Nope

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

It got late early and the Cubs just gave us more of the same. In what was thought to be a change postseason for Major League Baseball, the North Side nihilists ended up giving hope the finger. The curse will not be reversed.

A Pirates' Fan's Lament: I Feel Your Pain (Kind Of)

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

The economy's in the toilet, your 401(k) is worth as much as Neifi Perez's autograph, and the White Sox are still playing while the Cubs are scheduling tee times in Scottsdale.

Dodgers Sweep The Cubs

AP | JOHN NADEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LOS ANGELES — It's a century and counting for the Chicago Cubs. Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers shoved Chicago into another long winte...