October 3, 2007 |
PHOENIX -- Here, the youth movement worked. Three rookies and a second-year shortstop will be in the lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field tonight when they open their National League division series against the Chicago Cubs. A 20-year-old right fielder and a third-year first baseman also probably will be on the field in the next few days. Whereas the Dodgers are turning their team over to their future nucleus in phases, the Diamondbacks did so abruptly.
September 24, 2007 |
His parents say he can go by his middle name, Alexander, when he's old enough to decide, but for now the newborn will be known by his first name: Wrigley. And his last name: Fields. His parents are Paul and Teri Fields of Michigan City, Ind. They are, as one might suspect, fans of the Chicago Cubs, the team that has played at Wrigley Field since 1916. A Cubs spokeswoman said the team had no record of other children named Wrigley.
September 15, 2007 |
With Major League Baseball entering the final two weeks of the regular season, the bidding for the Chicago Cubs is about to move into the hardball stage. Tribune Co. announced in May that it would sell the marquee franchise after the current season as part of its privatization deal with Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell.
July 22, 2007 |
Analyzing odds for upcoming games and events. The Angels aren't the only team that has seen a once-commanding lead in its division shrink. Milwaukee, which flew out of the gate and opened a sizable advantage on its five rivals in the National League Central, has been struggling in recent weeks, enabling streaking Chicago to climb to within 2 1/2 games. The way they began the season, it did not seem possible the Cubs would seriously challenge the Brewers in 2007.
June 4, 2007 |
Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella on Sunday was suspended indefinitely and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for his latest dirt-kicking tirade against an umpire. Piniella was ejected in the eighth inning of the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
April 3, 2007 |
Who's going to buy the Chicago Cubs, and for how much? With Tribune Co. saying Monday that it was putting the storied franchise on the block to raise cash, speculation centered around several big names, including Jerry Colangelo, chairman of the NBA's Phoenix Suns and a former owner of that team and baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, and Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks.
February 17, 2007 |
Ivy League or bush league? Chicago Cubs fans were debating that question this week after their team broke with tradition and agreed to sell advertising space on Wrigley Field's fabled ivy-covered outfield walls. The deal will allow sports apparel and footwear manufacturer Under Armour to place its logo on two access doors in the walls that are covered with ivy first planted in 1937 by Bill Veeck.
November 23, 2006 |
The Chicago Cubs sell everything but victory, and they sell well. The Cubs haven't won the World Series in 98 years, but they pack their venerable ballpark with fans who forgive their traditional ineptitude and celebrate Wrigley Field, Ernie Banks, Harry Caray and the seventh-inning stretch. The Cubs themselves could be sold soon, and if so management might have made another blunder.
June 21, 2006 |
The Chicago Cubs may be turning in a dismal on-field performance this year, but as a financial entity, it is still one of the most valuable franchises in pro sports. That could be important if the Cubs' owner, Tribune Co., remains under shareholder pressure to sell off corporate assets or there is a wholesale breakup of the media conglomerate.
May 21, 2006 |
Michael Barrett was waiting for the ball when A.J. Pierzynski ran him over. Barrett's reaction? He got up and punched the White Sox catcher in the jaw, setting off a melee between Chicago's two baseball teams. "I don't know how to say it. I mean, when you hit another grown man, it's never right, you know," the Cubs' Barrett said Saturday after the White Sox won, 7-0, behind two homers and six runs batted in from Tadahito Iguchi.