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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.

Mike Quade Chosen As New Cubs Manager

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Mike Quade had just been fishing in Florida when he found out he caught the big one. That, of course, was the Cubs' managing job. "Th...

Lou Piniella Says Goodbye To Cubs After Sunday Loss

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Lou Piniella waved goodbye Sunday, bowing as out the Cubs' manager and ending a career that spanned five decades after the Atlanta Bra...

Report: Cubs Manager Lou Piniella RETIRING At The End Of The Season

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After all those dirt-kicking, base-tossing tantrums, Lou Piniella is going out with more of a whimper. This isn't the way he envision...

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 ...

Lou Piniella Almost Busted For Jaywalking

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SAN DIEGO — Lou Piniella knows just how Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams feels. Well, almost. The Cubs manager didn't get a ticke...

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 Banged Up: Soriano Out With Pinkie Injury, Lilly Hurting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano says he dislocated a finger and isn't sure when he'll return to the lineup. Soriano was ...

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. ...

Ryan Dempster Put On Disabled List With Fractured Toe

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Just when the Chicago Cubs figured they were getting healthy, a freak accident landed right-hander Ryan Dempster on the disabled list ...

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....

Chicago Cubs Opening Day: Zambrano Opens Against Houston

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ken Griffey Jr. swinging again for Seattle, K-Rod now closing for the New York Mets. A championship rematch at Fenway Park, a new start for CC Sabathi...

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...

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...

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.