Every teams has peaks and valleys during baseball’s 162-game season. White Sox General Manager Ken Williams believes you can’t measure the season until June 1st. That is just a few days away, so we’ll take a look at the Cubs and Sox seasons as they stand now.
You may think that being taken in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball draft makes the odds of becoming a major league roster tough. For Cubs outfielder Tony Campana, those odds are nothing compared to having Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Chicago Bulls fans were understandably saddened when Derek Rose tore his ACL and the Bulls lost their chance at winning the NBA finals this year. So watching the L.A. Lakers' progress in the playoffs has been particularly painful. Just ask comedian Lil Rel, a Bulls fan with very strong feelings about L.A.'s team.
As Chicago sports fans struggle through a Bull-less second round of the NBA playoffs, one can’t help but notice that this year, small-market teams came to play—and win. The size bias is present, to some degree, in all professional sports; but none more so than basketball.
An $18 million suit alleges that 24-year-old Cincinnati Reds pitching ace Aroldis Chapman sold out two men to Cuban authorities in order to get back in the good graces of President Raul Castro, then defect to the U.S. where he could secure a multi-million dollar pro baseball contract.
L.A. Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti is a Chicago native who grew up with humble beginnings and a love for baseball. Cheryl Raye Stout spoke to him on a recent trip to Wrigley Field about his journey from Chicago's suburbs to the top of his game.