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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...

Manager Joe Maddon won’t be back with Cubs next season

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon salutes a fan from the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

Jay Cohen, Associated Press

September 29, 2019

From the moment Joe Maddon joined the Chicago Cubs, taking the reins in a Wrigleyville bar five years ago, he talked about winning. He was the right manager at the right time for a franchise that had experienced mostly terrible timing for more than a century. Right until Maddon's time in Chicago ran...

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: The MLB playoffs can’t be predicted

Commentary: The MLB playoffs can't be predicted

Ben Gartland

October 10, 2016

With 103 wins in the 2016 regular season, the Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball. They stormed into the playoffs, running away with the National League Central Division. The stakes and the hopes are high, especially for a team that hasn't won the World Series in 108 years. Read More &raq...

Wrigleyville prepares for Cubs Wild Card game

Wrigleyville prepares for Cubs Wild Card game

Megan Deppen

October 7, 2015

Hours before the anticipated start of the Cubs wildcard playoff game against the Pirates, carts of canned beer are wheeled into Wrigleyville staple, Sluggers sports bar, where general manager David Strauss scurries between the rooms giving final orders to staff. Read More »...

DePaul Cubs fans stuck in class during Wild Card game

DePaul Cubs fans stuck in class during Wild Card game

Reed Lubin

October 7, 2015

The Cubs will face off against their division rival, the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday at 7:08 p.m.  The winner of the game will advance to the National League Division Series on Friday where they would play their even greater rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. Read More »...

This week in Chicago, July 20-26

This week in Chicago, July 20-26

Brenden Moore

July 20, 2015

This Week in Chicago: What’s going on and what to look out for this week in and around Chicago and DePaul. Read More »...

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