Tagged: ‘Baseball’

Arc of Theo: Why 2016 ring has goat but 2004 ring has no Bambino
April 29th, 2017 at 8:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON - How much has Theo Epstein's life and career changed during a five-year buildup to Cubs history last fall? Depending on the national news outlet, he's either (a) one of the 100 most influential people in the world, (b) the answer for the Democratic party in the next presidential election...

Young Cubs, Red Sox on World Series collision course?
April 29th, 2017 at 8:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON - The baseball buzz in Boston this weekend is all about old friends, old haunts and old times. But it's a much younger vibe that Cubs manager Joe Maddon buzzes about whenever he's asked about these Cubs and these Red Sox - who have split the first two games...

Home cooked: Cub homecomings spoiled in 5-4 loss to Red Sox
April 28th, 2017 at 11:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON - Ryan Dempster, the former Cubs and Red Sox pitcher who wore World Series rings Friday from both teams, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs-Red Sox series opener at Fenway Park. Jon Lester, the World Series hero for two franchises, took out the Cubs' lineup card...

Trip to Fenway personal for more than Cubs’ Boston expatriates
April 28th, 2017 at 8:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON - For a guy who was raised in Las Vegas, the connections run deep in Boston for Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. Maybe not quite as deep as the home run he hit over the famed Green Monster in left in his first career at-bat at Fenway Park on...

Curses! Two-time curse buster Theo Epstein returns to Boston
April 27th, 2017 at 6:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON - It's a different Theo Epstein who returns to Fenway Park Friday with the Cubs for the first time since a contentious departure as general manager of his hometown Red Sox in the fall of 2011. Five years older and grayer, certainly. Five years wiser, perhaps. But most conspicuously, these...