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The Chicago White Sox taking a free swing at 2020 season

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.

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

The Chicago White Sox entered the 2020 Major League Baseball season in their fourth year of a rebuild but fully aware that their window of contention was upon them. That their young core as well as free agent signings could, at the very least, battle it out for a wild card spot. With more than half...

Preview: Cubs look to bounce back after disappointing 2019 season

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of a summer camp baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Chicago.

Ernesto Hernandez, Asst. Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

The Chicago Cubs kick off the 2020 season at home against the Milwaukee Brewers as the team looks to rebound from a 2019 season which saw the team miss the postseason for the first time since 2014. The Cubs finished the 2019 season in third place, behind St. Louis and Milwaukee, with a record of 89-73...

Column: The Cubs and White Sox have a chance to provide an exciting sprint to the 2020 playoffs

Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria, right, celebrates with his team after the White Sox defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-3 in an exhibition baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

One month ago it seemed like the prospect of having a 2020 baseball season was a pipe dream. Both the players and owners couldn’t agree on how many games should be played or how to settle the salary dispute that was previously agreed upon in April. Four weeks later, however, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred set a 60...

COMMENTARY: When it comes to baseball, players, not owners, should get benefit of the doubt

A view of the Globe Life Field, the newly-built home of the Texas Rangers, with the roof open from a perspective along the third base line is shown in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2020

In March, Major League Baseball made the decision to postpone the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with certain states lifting restrictions, the league is looking to resume the season, but has been met with pushback from the players. The dispute between the players and owners has gone public with ...

Cubs shortstop graces cover of MLB’s video game

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is the cover athlete for MLB The Show 2020. Baez is the first Chicago Cub to grace the cover of the MLB’s flagship video game.

Joe Roman, Jr., Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Javier Báez joins an elite group of Chicago sports athletes that have graced the cover of flagship sports video games. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks appeared on the cover of EA Sports NHL series. Hall of famers Michael Jordan and Brian Urlacher were on the cover for the NBA and N...

Snow at Wrigley leads to postponement of Angels-Cubs finale

A security guard looks to outside from Wrigley Field, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels was postponed due to inclement weather. The makeup date is yet to be determined.

Associated Press

April 14, 2019

Snow and rain led to the postponement of Sunday's finale of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. A makeup date was not immediately announced. A steady snow fell throughout the morning and a mix of snow and rain was forecast to continue throughout...

Commentary: Chicago Cubs, the World Series, and the greatest moment

Commentary: Chicago Cubs, the World Series, and the greatest moment

Ben Gartland

November 3, 2016

There are moments that words don’t reach. Instead, it’s an ear-splitting roar, a moment of absolute adrenaline and jubilation. A frenzy of hugging, crying and yelling. That’s what baseball is: a game of moments. What makes this sport so special is that there is no time limit, so ther...

Commentary: The dream of the Chicago Cubs feels like a reality

Though the Cubs lost last night, fans across multiple generations unite because of the team and their hope for the team (Geoff Stellfox | The DePaulia)

Geoff Stellfox

October 17, 2016

When I was two-years-old, I went on the field at Wrigley Field and met Andre Dawson. Fast-forward 25 years (plus some change), and he’s back at Wrigley to throw out the first pitch in Game Two of the NLCS, and I’m back in the stands. Life’s funny like that — it moves in circles, giv...

Commentary: When sports mirror life

Commentary: When sports mirror life

Ben Gartland

October 3, 2016

Sports have an uncanny ability to make people feel connected to people they’ve never met, to teams they’ve never played for and to events that we are only spectators for. Which is why last Sunday I walked around with a pit in my stomach because José Fernández, a 24-year-old baseball player I...

Baseball: No longer America’s favorite pastime

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Jenna Duddleston

November 13, 2014

With the World Series ending the 2014 MLB season last week, it seems that baseball is no longer America’s favorite pastime. The World Series was saved from being the least viewed World Series game in history, thanks to San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner broke the record for most...

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