Though Jake Arrieta’s bid for second straight no-hitter and home scoreless inning streak ended early Thursday, anything seems possible when he’s pitching. Wearing a blue Cubs hoodie that partially hid his face on a chilly afternoon at Wrigley Field, Jake Arrieta strode to the bullpen at 12:50 p.m. Thursday to continue his quest for perfection.
Dexter Fowler followed the foul line to first base after ball four during the first inning Friday, the 115th Cub to take that walk in his team’s 22-game-old season. Two batters later, Ben Zobrist became No. 116. Seven times in all the Cubs coaxed a walk from a Braves pitcher during a 6-1 victory at
How does Kevin Cordes bring it home? By proudly representing Chicago as a world champion swimmer and Olympic hopeful. Kevin owes his swimming career to his mom who waited in line in the middle of the night to secure the last six and under spot on the summer swim team. He’s come a long way
Baseball players can get very particular, whether it’s about their equipment or the methods they employ. In spring training, we asked Cubs and White Sox players about the bats they use or the grips on the pitches they throw. Anthony Rizzo, bat: “I’ve used the same model for six or seven years. I rarely will
When Wintrust took over the lease on the iconic Mural Building along the Kennedy Expressway in 2013, the goal was to feature local non-profits, community groups and events that are improving the greater Chicago community. There’s been artwork inspired by The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants project, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana,
The White Sox shot to the best record in the American League with their best hitter in a slump for much of the first month of the season. So this should make opposing teams pretty uncomfortable — Jose Abreu is heating up. Abreu drove in three runs and Jose Quintana limited the Red Sox to