The Cubs’ top minor league prospect, 22-year-old Anthony Rizzo, made his debut against the New York Mets Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the White Sox acquired 33-year-old Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis in a trade on Sunday.
Sure there are plays out there about roller derby and boxing. But you can fit all the other sports plays in a thimble compared to the vast dramatic literature about baseball, not to mention the treasury of baseball literature beyond theater.
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.
How can you raise your child without the trauma of picking sides in the Cubs-Sox rivalry? You may not believe it, but you can. Take it from this long-time sports reporter, who grew up loving both teams equally.