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The Next Round of Hall of Fame Managers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The election to the Hall of Fame of Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre, the third, fourth and fifth winningest managers in major league history, has created some controversy because all of them managed steroid users and either were sufficiently not in control of their teams not to notice, or turned a blind eye those activities.

Lou Piniella To Retire

AP/Huffington Post | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season, ending a storied and often colorful caree...

Steinbrenner: By George, He Was a Pain!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

I'm a born-and-bred New Yorker. A Yankee fan by nature and by nurture -- "Cut me and I bleed pinstripes" and all that. So you'll understand what it ...

Cubs Home Opener: Chicago Cubs Play First Home Game Of 2010 Season TODAY At Wrigley Field

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They may not be off to the best start in the world, but the Chicago Cubs will surely be greeted with a full house and screaming fans Monday when they ...

WATCH: Cubs Manager Lou Piniella Rips Baseball Analyst Steve Stone

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Lou Piniella criticized longtime Chicago baseball analyst Steve Stone for questioning how he's handling prized rookie outfield...

Starlin Castro, Cubs Hot Prospect, Commits 3 Errors In Wrigley Debut

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Still riding high from his record six-RBI debut in Cincinnati, the young shortstop did not waste much time fitting in with the rest of his team. He se...

Chicago Cubs Tickets Go On Sale Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's that time of year again. It's still cold, but we fool ourselves into thinking winter will be over soon. Last year's miserable baseball season is ...

Lou Piniella: I'm staying For 2010

Chicago Sun-Times | The Big Dead Sidebar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LOS ANGELES -- With news Friday that terms of the Cubs' sale to the Ricketts family were finalized, one of the next major orders of business followed ...

Cubs Fan Throws Beer At Victorino, Gets Away (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Bleacher Bums got restless at Wrigley Field Wednesday. In the fifth inning, with the Phillies up 12-1 and the Cubs at bat, a fan dumped his beer o...

Cubs Manager Piniella Meets White Sox Fan Obama: 'He Has Done A Really Nice Job For Our Country'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lou Piniella was touring the White House with his wife and grandchildren Thursday when he got a five-minute meeting with President Barack Obama....

Ozzie Guillen, Lou Piniella Top List Of Managers Players Least Want To Play For

ESPN Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sports Illustrated's player survey in the upcoming issue had some interesting results for Chicago fans as 380 players were asked which manager they wo...

Piniella Backs Soto On Marijuana Test: 'Look, I Have Smoked Dope'

ESPN Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella on Friday defended catcher Geovany Soto, who tested positive for marijuana during the World Baseball Classic, by adm...

Cubs Manager Piniella Didn't Take Blagojevich's Advice

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lou Piniella shrugged off a Tribune story that revealed ex- Gov. Rod Blagojevich sent him a lineup suggestion in a 2007 letter. "I've talked to him, b...

Blagojevich's Cubs Advice To Lou Piniella

Chicago Tribune | Todd Lighty and Robert Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Like any frustrated Cubs fan, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich had his own ideas about how manager Lou Piniella should run the team....

Cubs Looking To Mark Grace For Broadcast Role?

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mark Grace is likely to be on the short list of candidates to replace Bob Brenly in the Cubs broadcast booth if Brenly gets the...

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.

This Was Our Year

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

You can lose Game One and still come back. You can lose Game Two and still come back. But not if you play to lose. Not if those "Not again" fears drown out the optimism.

Bill Murray's Cubs Advice

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Life-long Cubs fan Bill Murray offered advice to the beleaguered ballclub in an interview with the Tribune: "I think they're going to put more left-...

Media-Tations on Chicago Baseball Managers

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

Chicago baseball is in some kind of golden age. You know this. It's been 102 years since both teams made the post-season. Enjoy it while you can.

It's a New Age for Zambrano, Cubs

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

Carlos Zambrano always seems to invite some kind of controversy, or at the very least, a dose of whimsy.

DeRosa Puts Cubs Up By 2, Dempster Avoiding Trouble

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

The popular sentiment among the ink-stained wretches here at Wrigley Field was the Cubs had to win Wednesday in order to win the series. In other news, you need air to breathe and water gets you wet.

I'm Sticking with Fukudome ... For Now

Joe Aiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Aiello

By switching out Fukudome for someone like Mark DeRosa in right field, you're significantly weakening your defensive ability in the outfield.

Fukudome Could Be Benched: Piniella

Chicago Sun-Times | Toni Ginnetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kosuke Fukudome batted second Sunday, with Ryan Theriot getting a game off. But the right fielder's continuing hitting slump is becoming a concern to ...