The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

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...

Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling fell short of the 75 percent needed to make the MLB Hall of Fame this year.

Character clause in focus after no new inductees to baseball’s hall of fame

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) was set to announce the results of the voting for the 2021 Hall of Fame. The deadline came and went. For the first time since 2013, there...

El 9 de septiembre, las Mayores Ligas de Béisbol está celebrando el Día de Roberto Clemente. Cada miembro de los Piratas de Pittsburgh usó el número 21 en sus camisetas para honrar a Clemente.

Roberto Clemente: su legado dentro y fuera del juego

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor September 14, 2020

Los Piratas de Pittsburgh celebraron a Roberto Clemente de una manera especial cuando a sus jugadores y personal se les permitió usar el número 21 por primera vez desde que retiraron su camiseta en 1973. Al...

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.

Preview: Cubs look to bounce back after disappointing 2019 season

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant 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...

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.

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

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor in Chief 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...

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.

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

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor 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...

OPINIÓN: El plan para empezar la temporada de la MLB tiene poco sentido

OPINIÓN: El plan para empezar la temporada de la MLB tiene poco sentido

Ernesto Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor April 21, 2020

Las Grandes Ligas de Béisbol han concebido un plan para empezar la liga en mayo en medio de la pandemia del coronavirus. Aunque tiene al apoyo de la liga y la unión de los jugadores, es un plan que tiene...

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)

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

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...

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...

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Baseball: No longer America’s favorite pastime

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...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore is one of the many pitchers this season that needs Tommy John surgery. Photo courtesy of AP.

Gone with Tommy John: An alarming trend

Colin Sallee June 2, 2014

From cavemen hurling sharp weapons in the direction of mastodons to athletes practicing their pitching for a game, the throwing motion has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Though these...

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