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MLB’s rule changes are necessary or ridiculous and there’s no middle ground

MLB’s rule changes are necessary or ridiculous and there’s no middle ground

March 28, 2017

Baseball season is finally here. After a five month break, the Cubs enter the 2017 season as the World Ch...

Cubs and White Sox season preview

Cubs and White Sox season preview

February 21, 2017

While pitchers and catcher reporting to their respective camps official marks the start of spring training, both the Cubs and White Sox remained busy during the winte...

Cubs win World Series

Cubs win World Series

November 9, 2016

It happened. It actually happened. The Chicago Cubs ended their 108-year championship drought by beating the Cleveland...

Happy Anniversary Barry Bonds*

Happy Anniversary Barry Bonds*

September 23, 2014

  The worst thing about any anniversary is not being able to happily celebrate it and today that...

Maybe Next Year, Seriously

Maybe Next Year, Seriously

September 23, 2014

  The end of the regular season is approaching and yet again the Chicago Cubs will not be in the playoffs. The 2008 season feel...

Around The Horn: MLB Roundup

Around The Horn: MLB Roundup

September 9, 2014

Fall is quickly approaching and for baseball fans in Chicago, that means the end of another season. While...

Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year

September 9, 2014

  Though fan favorite and team captain Paul Konerko will be retiring at the end of this season,...

The Cubs Youth Movement Has Begun

The Cubs Youth Movement Has Begun

August 22, 2014

Finally there is some hope for Chicago Cubs baseball. After an unsuccessful eight year run under for...

Instant Replay in the MLB

Alan Pearson

April 29, 2014

Filed under MLB

  The most American and traditional game has finally made its way into the 21st century: baseball finally has instant replay review. Unlike the other major sports, such as football or basketball, baseball has fought against replay for a very long time. With complaints like it will slow the game down, and it makes a...

Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers

Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers

April 15, 2014

  On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson did the extraordinary: took a historic first step on the diamond as the first African American Major League Baseball ...

The Blocks are Stacking up Quick

The Blocks are Stacking up Quick

April 15, 2014

The so-called rebuilding has begun for the Chicago White Sox, but so far they have shown more than that....

It’s Baseball Time Again!

It’s Baseball Time Again!

April 15, 2014

  After six months of being in hibernation, baseball is finally back and that puts a smile on...