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Cubs players Craig Kimbrel and Wilson Contreras High Fiving

Cubs are exceeding expectations — even their own

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor June 6, 2021

The Chicago Cubs entered the 2021 season with a feeling that this was a last hurrah. The team was coming off a disappointing sweep in the playoffs against the Miami Marlins with plenty of questions surrounding...

FILE - Chicago Cubs fans stand outside of Wrigley Field before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Chicago, in this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, file photo. Thousands of fans of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox will get to see their teams play in person this season, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Monday, March 9, 2021. In a news release, Lightfoot said each team will be limited to 20% capacity. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Fans react to news that Chicago will allow fans at baseball games by April

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor March 14, 2021

Chicago baseball fans will have the opportunity to watch a game in person at Wrigley Field or Guaranteed Rate Field — at least, a certain amount. Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a tweet announcing that...

: Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, center, celebrates with his teammates after they defeated the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Saturday, Sept.12, 2020, in Chicago.

PECOTA kind to Cubs, less so on White Sox

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor February 14, 2021

PECOTA projections for the upcoming season. The projections have the Chicago Cubs going 85-77 and finishing second in the National League Central. The model has the White Sox finishing 83-79 and third...

 Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish waits on the mound after being removed during the seventh inning of Game 2 against the Miami Marlins on Friday.

COLUMN: Cubs raise the white flag with Yu Darvish trade

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor January 10, 2021

“I don’t think anyone is tearing anything down.” Those were the words of Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts during a press conference where Jed Hoyer was named as the new team president, taking over for...

After winning the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs went to the White House to visit President Donald Trump  — only months after visiting former President  Barack Obama.

Cubs fans grapple with Ricketts’ politics, support of Trump

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2020

The sheen from winning the World Series back in 2016 for the Chicago Cubs has all but eroded. The underwhelming results on the field and the handling of Addison Russell’s domestic violence incident all...

 Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish waits on the mound after being removed during the seventh inning of Game 2 against the Miami Marlins on Friday.

Cubs, Sox disappoint in playoff exit

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor October 4, 2020

The Cubs and White Sox both made the postseason for the first time since 2008. Naturally, it got people excited and dreaming of a possible all Chicago World Series. However, as it turned out, it was nothing...

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