My grandfather, Papa, as we called him, was born in 1933 in Chicago. He’d spend summer afternoons growing up in Rogers Park, finding a way into Wrigley Field and following the Cubs on a radio, if he could find one. He followed them when he was in the army and followed them when he returned. His father was a White Sox fan but, sickened by the 1918 Black Sox Scandal, changed … [Read more...] about Playoff baseball is back for all of Chicago
Alec Mill’s no-hitter on Sunday marked the 16th in their franchise’s history and the first since Jake Arrieta’s in 2016. Mills tossed only five strikeouts but didn’t allow a single hit in the Cubs’ 12-0 blowout over the Milwaukee Brewers, bringing the Cubs to 28-20, now a four-game advantage over the St. Louis Cardinals. For Mills, in his ninth start of the season, it was a … [Read more...] about Will Alec Mills’s no-hitter spark a 2020 Cubs hot streak?
At the midway point of the 2020 MLB season, the Chicago Cubs are 18-12 and in first place of the NL Central, three games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals, who, at 11-11, are still in the process of making up ground after rescheduling several games from Coronavirus positives. The MLB season has marched on, however, and with the Cubs sitting pretty in first place, now is a good … [Read more...] about Cubs’ midseason report card
The Chicago Cubs are in good standing, record-wise, as the August 31 trade deadline approaches. They sit atop the NL Central, at the moment, three games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals. All signs point to a playoff return, making this trade deadline an instrumental point of the season as they try to do more than just get to the playoffs. “I think we have an idea of what … [Read more...] about A look at the high-end names the Cubs could consider at the trade deadline
Baseball is good in Chicago. It feels weird, but the 16-8 Cubs and 15-11 White Sox collide this weekend with real stakes on the line. Both sides stand to benefit or fall behind from this weekend instead of one team trying to spoil the other’s postseason chances. This year, both teams may look back and circle this weekend as a critical junction in the year, despite it still … [Read more...] about Cubs, White Sox to square off in a series that means something