Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. The team plays its home games at Wrigley Field, located on the city's North Side. The Cubs are one of two major league teams in Chicago; the other, the Chicago White Sox, is a member of the American League (AL) Central division.
  • Cam Heyward says even Vontaze Burfict's teammates don't understand him
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    Cam Heyward says even Vontaze Burfict's teammates don't understand him

    No one should pretend to know what goes on in the mind of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. His antics on the field keep everyone scratching their heads. And even more than what he does, the fact the NFL doesn't act on it is even more puzzling. According to Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward, even Burfict's own teammates can't make sense of him. Heyward was on the DVE Morning Show and said Bengals' defensive lineman Geno Atkins admitted he doesn't understand what's going on with Burfict. The Steelers have had their fair share of gray-area types of plays from guys like Mike Mitchell, James Harrison and Hines Ward. But the volume of dirty plays Burfict has had just against

  • Renovations at Wrigley Field
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    Renovations at Wrigley Field

    Renovations are underway at Wrigley Field on Oct. 17, 2018, in Chicago.

  • Chicago Cubs History: The smiling career of Stan Hack
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    Chicago Cubs History: The smiling career of Stan Hack

    There are those players, whose careers are steady and respectable, and who manage to create their own kind of enduring legacy, even without the flash and dazzle of award titles or World Series rings. Those players, for their part, deserve the same level of acknowledgement and fame as their glitzier peers, but don't often receive it. In the case of one-time Chicago Cubs third baseman Stan Hack, Hack, who was known as “Smiling Stan” owing to his convivial nature and positive attitude, was a lifelong Chicago Cub. He made his debut with the team in 1932 at the age of 22, and went on to play 16 seasons with the club. He remained one of the most consistent third basemen in all of baseball during that

  • 2019 encore for Jesse Chavez?
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    2019 encore for Jesse Chavez?

    Jesse Chavez proved to be a valuable commodity in the Cubs' bullpen in 2018.

  • From snow to dust storms: 6 remarkable weather events that impacted the MLB World Series
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    From snow to dust storms: 6 remarkable weather events that impacted the MLB World Series

    Some of the most memorable World Series moments were weather-related.

  • Apparel Startup RSVLTS Partners With MLBPA To Highlight Baseball's Rising Stars
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    Apparel Startup RSVLTS Partners With MLBPA To Highlight Baseball's Rising Stars

    If there's one thing that sells, it's nostalgia. Scratch that: If there's one thing that sells, it's taking something hot and new and wrapping it in nostalgia. From movie reboots to musicians channeling old-school style, we like the feel of what we're comfortable with without having to dig up the old and the worn. So maybe it would make sense that a company would come along and pull together some of today's youngest stars in Major League Baseball and display them in a '90s retro fashion. That's what Hoboken, New Jersey-based apparel startup RSVLTS has done. Partnering with the MLB Players Association, they've released a line of T-shirts and button-downs that tap the “big head” caricature design

  • Ben Zobrist provides a hilarious glimpse into how he's spending a free October
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    Ben Zobrist provides a hilarious glimpse into how he's spending a free October

    Ben Zobrist posted a hilarious video on his Instagram Wednesday night showcasing how he's been spending the month of October after the Cubs were unceremoniously ousted from the playoffs.

  • An unlikely trade partner: the Chicago Cubs
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    An unlikely trade partner: the Chicago Cubs

    If you haven't already thrown your phone/tablet/computer across the room and cursed my existence yet, thanks for giving this idea a chance. It's definitely not unheard of for long-time rivals to occasionally make deals with each other. The Cubs and White Sox have made deals over the years swapping players like Sammy Sosa, Ron Santo, and most recently Jose Quintana. If you don't remember, the Cubs and Cards have done deals themselves in the past. Going all the way back to 1900 when the Chicago Orphans purchased the contract of Cupid Childs from the Cardinals. Then, in 1964 the Chicago Cubs made possibly one of the most costly moves in their history when they traded Lou Brock, Jack Spring and Paul

  • Baseball history unpacked, October 17
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    Baseball history unpacked, October 17

    A wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball's past. Here's a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. It's a beautiful day for a ball game — let's get started! Today in baseball history: 1960 - At the Sheraton Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, the National League owners vote to admit Houston and New York, making it the first structural change in the Senior Circuit since the turn of the century. The New York franchise, thanks to the efforts of prominent attorney William A Shea, is awarded to a group headed by Joan Payson, and Judge Roy Hofheinz is one of five owners of the new club in Texas.

  • Joe Maddon's agent rips media speculation on Cubs manager's future: 'You guys fired everything up'
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    Joe Maddon's agent rips media speculation on Cubs manager's future: 'You guys fired everything up'

    The Joe Maddon Farewell Tour is off to a rocky start and already in danger of being canceled. When we last left Maddon two weeks ago at Wrigley Field, the Cubs manager left for his offseason vacation on the heels of a 13-inning loss to the Rockies in the National League wild-card game, ending a once-promising season with an audible thud. The Cubs blew a five-game lead in the NL Central, lost to the Brewers in Game 163 at Wrigley and basically stopped hitting when it mattered most. The following day, a column speculating on Maddon's future appeared in The Athletic under the headline: “The Cubs are out. Will Joe Maddon soon follow?” In it, Ken Rosenthal, a plugged-in, nationally known reporter

  • What caused Willson Contreras' downturn in production in 2018?
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    What caused Willson Contreras' downturn in production in 2018?

    Willson Contreras had a terrific 2017 season and was doing pretty good in the first half of 2018, too. But instead of cruising along at a performance level about 20 percent better than league average, something happened.

  • Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening
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    Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

    The Giants reportedly have interest in Cubs vice president Jason McLeod for their vacant general manager position.