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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...

Chicago is MLB’s Most Valuable City

Chicago is MLB’s Most Valuable City

May 24, 2016

Compared to New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago doesn't come in first in a lot of city-based statistics....

Cubs’ Schwarber Out For Season

Cubs’ Schwarber Out For Season

April 26, 2016

DON’T PANIC! I repeat, DON’T PANIC! Cubs fans should know something: It’s all going to be OK!...

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...

Major League Contracts Reach All Time High

Major League Contracts Reach All Time High

April 23, 2013

  It is only three and a half months into the year and we have already seen many sports records broken. These records did not include touchdowns, point...

Sox Open with a Winner

Sox Open with a Winner

April 12, 2013

Opening day at the Cell was chilly with temperatures only in the 30s. The players, however, were much...

It’s Baseball Season But Where Are the Brothers?

Manuel M. Frencha, Staff Writer

April 17, 2012

Filed under MLB

The smell of fresh cut grass, along with the sounds of batted balls being hit tells us that it is springtime, otherwise known as “Baseball Season.” In the African-American community, baseball has a long and celebrated history, as it was the sport that we, as a group of people, gravitated to before basketball and football...

White Sox and Cubs Hope to Find Success in 2011 with Revamped Rosters

Jeff Dutton, staff writer

February 7, 2011

Filed under MLB

Baseball's spring training kicks off in a couple of weeks with pitchers and catchers set to report to camp in the middle of February. Both the White Sox and Cubs have pinned their hopes of bringing home a championship on revamped rosters. 2011 will see new faces both on the mound, and in the field for both ball clubs. Here he...