Tagged: ‘Chicago’

Cubs’ Schwarber has no illusions about major role as catcher
February 19th, 2017 at 6:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** MESA, Ariz. - Kyle Schwarber wants to make one thing clear about his own intentions with this whole catching thing: He's preparing to be an emergency, third catcher - not trying to fill any role bigger than that. "Exactly," he said. "With the National League-style ballgame and how we always preach...

World Series MVP Zobrist to get more rest in three-peat effort
February 19th, 2017 at 6:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** MESA, Ariz. - Having trouble remembering who, among all those postseason heroes for the Cubs, wound up as the World Series MVP? Just look for the shiny gray Camaro convertible - 50th anniversary vintage - cruising the streets of Mesa and Tempe, Ariz., this spring. That's Ben Zobrist behind the wheel,...

Nats’ Dusty Baker on Cubs title, Aroldis Chapman, Bryce Harper
February 19th, 2017 at 5:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. â?? So close, Dusty Baker came to managing the Cubs to the 2003 World Series. So tantalizingly close, yet so cruelly far. Perhaps some of you even remember it. The Cubs were the second of four major league franchises that have gotten to the postseason with Baker...

Bryce Harper on Cubs: ‘We want to be the team knocking them out’
February 19th, 2017 at 5:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. â?? Bryce Harper's batting average was nearly 100 points lower last season than it was in 2015, his MVP year. His OPS plummeted from a major league best 1.109 to a who-is-this-guy? .814. His home run production â?? from 42 down to 24 â?? made nearly...

How the Cubs saved Jason Heyward from the wrath of Chicago fans
February 19th, 2017 at 4:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** MESA, Ariz. - Jason Heyward is the luckiest man on earth. Wait, what? The guy who hit .230 and had only seven home runs last season? The guy who fought ... Read Original Post at Sports Media 101 searches and spiders for news it aggregates from across the web about...