Tagged: ‘Chicago Cubs’

10 MLB players off to scorching hot starts
April 15th, 2017 at 12:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Apr 11, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a three RBI home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The 2017 MLB season isn't even two weeks old, yet some players...

MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%
April 11th, 2017 at 6:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB's expanded focus on branching out with...

Can anyone in the NL knock off the Cubs?
April 6th, 2017 at 1:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs finally ended their World Series title drought that spanned more than a century, and many prognosticators expect them to be back there again in 2017. However, no MLB has won back-to-back World Series since the New York Yankees' three-year reign from 1998-2000, and no National League...

From Flatbush to Chicago, the meaning of baseball
April 1st, 2017 at 11:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** Apr 3, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Detail view of a base to be used in the 2016 Opening Day baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park.  Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports "Baseball was rooted not just in the past but in the...

Why a World Series repeat is unlikely
March 31st, 2017 at 4:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) lifts the Commissioner's Trophy during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park.  Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports The Major League Baseball season begins this weekend, and for the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs...