WBEZ | Cubs http://www.wbez.org/tags/cubs Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: August 24, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-24/morning-shift-august-24-2015-112713 <p><p>For most guys, jeans and sneakers and a t-shirt and a hoodie are just what you throw on to run errands, or to hang out on the weekend. But some black men are ditching the comfort factor &mdash; and they say a little bit of themselves &mdash; to dress up when they go out because they say they&rsquo;re less likely to be targeted by the police. We talk about the concept of Black Armor. Plus, fantasy sports has gone micro...and we find out why TV networks and professional sports leagues are dumping a ton of money behind the concept. A new play sheds light on the Chicago mob&rsquo;s involvement in the JFK assassination. The Cubs just keep rolling. Cheryl Raye Stout takes us out to the Friendly Confines. And we talk to one of the speakers at this weekend&#39;s SlutWalk in Chicago.</p></p> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-24/morning-shift-august-24-2015-112713 Cubs are closing in on the Wild Card http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-24/cubs-are-closing-wild-card-112711 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/cubs Ron Cogswell.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Cubs are six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants for the final National League wild card spot after sweeping Atlanta at a raucous Wrigley Field over the weekend. For Cubs&rsquo; fans, it&rsquo;s pretty amazing to watch...WBEZ sports contributor CRS joins us to talk about their winning ways.&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-24/cubs-are-closing-wild-card-112711 Recap of Chicago's sports weekend http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-17/recap-chicagos-sports-weekend-112664 <p><p>It was an interesting weekend for Chicago sports. When we last left the crosstown classic, the Sox took 2 of 3. The Cubs though, have been tearing things up and came in to the series winners of 13 out of the last 14 games. The Sox on the other hand, have been up and down, losing 2 of 3 to the Rays and Yanks, they were swept by Kansas City before sweeping Anaheim. WBEZ&rsquo;s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout joins us with more on the weekend in sports. (Photo:&nbsp;Flickr/Mike Walker)</p></p> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-17/recap-chicagos-sports-weekend-112664 Morning Shift: August 10, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-10/morning-shift-august-10-2015-112612 <p><p>It has been one year since the death of Ferguson , Mo. resident Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer. So how have things changed in Ferguson since then? We check in with a St. Louis Public Radio reporter who&rsquo;s been covering the story.</p><p>And if you live near O&rsquo;Hare Airport, you know all about the noise from jets. We talk to a member of the O&rsquo;Hare Noise Compatibility Commission about ideas she has for reducing the noise &mdash; and she should have some pretty good ideas, as she&rsquo;s a trained aerospace engineer.</p><p>The head of the Oak Park Library will be in to talk about his idea for establishing a sister library with Cuba.</p><p>We&rsquo;ve also got a sports roundup from WBEZ Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye Stout.</p><p>Plus, music from Minneapolis folk singer Charlie Parr.</p></p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-10/morning-shift-august-10-2015-112612 Cubs and Sox wind up big weekend series http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-10/cubs-and-sox-wind-big-weekend-series-112609 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/wrigley FlickrRon Cogswell.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Here we are in the middle of August, nearing the end of the regular baseball season, and Chicago&rsquo;s teams each just wrapped up an exciting series. The Cubs were spectacular, sweeping the defending World Series champs the San Francisco Giants in four games. On the flip side, the Sox were the ones who got swept. They fell three games in a row to the Kansas City Royals, last season&rsquo;s runner-up. So, what does this mean for the postseason for our two home teams? WBEZ&rsquo;s Cheryl Raye Stout talks baseball, plus an update on the Patrick Kane situation, and the latest from Bears training camp.</p></p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-10/cubs-and-sox-wind-big-weekend-series-112609 Morning Shift: July 28, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-28/morning-shift-july-28-2015-112494 <p><p>First up: why there&rsquo;s a backlog in processing evidence in rape cases. Then, we check in with our sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout to get a sense of the Cubs and White Sox trade landscape and whether the Bears will be as bad as some are already predicting. Plus, a couple of years ago former Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill making hiring people with disabilities a top priority for state agencies. We continue our look back on 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a focus on the legal issues surrounding the law. How has it evolved over the last two and a half decades and have additions like Illinois&rsquo; Employment First Act really helped? Finally, did you check you email before you went to bed last night and then first thing this morning? We&rsquo;ll talk with a time management expert who says that&rsquo;s not such a good idea.</p></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-28/morning-shift-july-28-2015-112494 Changes might be in store for Cubs, White Sox http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-28/changes-might-be-store-cubs-white-sox-112492 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/baseball FlickrGeoff Livingston.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Baseball teams are getting closer to their trade deadline. When it comes to the Cubs and Sox...Who might be going? Who might come in? And will the teams be buyers or sellers? WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout provides those answers.</p></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-28/changes-might-be-store-cubs-white-sox-112492 Baseball returns from All Star break http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-17/baseball-returns-all-star-break-112415 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/wrigley Chris Brown.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215157244&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">We speak with WBEZ sports reporter Cheryl Raye-Stout to look back on the Cubs and White Sox seasons so far and discuss what lies ahead as both teams return from the All Star break.&nbsp;</span></p></p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-17/baseball-returns-all-star-break-112415 Chicago fetes Cubs and Sox all stars http://www.wbez.org/chicago-fetes-cubs-and-sox-all-stars-112336 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.wbez.org/" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/213657057&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Chicago fetes Cubs and Sox all stars</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">We&rsquo;re at the halfway point in the baseball season. The 2015 All Star Game takes place a week from today in Cincinnati. Two players from Chicago will be representing the National League: Cubs 3rd baseman Kris Bryant and his teammate 1st baseman Anthony Rizzo. And a player from the White Sox -- pitcher Chris Sale -- will be playing for the American league. WBEZ Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye Stout is here now with more on the roles these guys will have in the game and how their respective teams are doing so far this season.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong>Guest:</strong> <em>WBEZ sports contributor <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a></em></p></p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/chicago-fetes-cubs-and-sox-all-stars-112336 Chicago has the Stanley Cup, now what? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-06/after-hockey-celebration-now-what-107891 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/rsz_cub_fans_nam_y_huh.jpg" style="float: right; height: 198px; width: 300px;" title="Chicago fans will have a tough summer with hockey done. (AP Photo/Nam Y.Huh)" /><strong>What&#39;s next for the Blackhawks</strong></div><p>Now that the hockey season is over, the Blackhawks have to deal with their free agents and the draft. The team traded Dave Bolland to the Toronto Maple Leafs for three draft picks. They also sent Michael Frolik to the Winnipeg Jets for addition draft selections.</p><p>These moves allowed the team to re-sign&nbsp;Bryan Bickell to a four year deal. The salary cap forced changes again with the roster, but not ones as difficult as the 2010 changes.&nbsp;Still, it is hard for the fans to see&nbsp;Bolland, known as &quot;the Rat,&quot; leave after scoring the winning goal for the title.&nbsp;</p><p>Frolik had a big role&nbsp;with the team&#39;s penalty&nbsp;kill unit.&nbsp;Restricted free agent Nick Leddy said he also wants to remain a Hawk. General Manager Stan Bowman said he is more than likely to match any offer. The one free agent who seems to be leaving is Viktor Stalberg. The Swedish winger showed emotion when I asked him about his situation. He thought his lack of playing time put him in a difficult spot.</p><p>&ldquo;It was one of the toughest things to go through,&rdquo; he said. He also said he doesn&rsquo;t want to play the same role again. Expect him to play somewhere else.</p><p><strong>Chicago baseball update</strong></p><p>It is almost gratifying to realize the hockey has overshadowed a very bad baseball season. Both teams have languished in the bottom of their divisions. The Cubs&nbsp;continue their rebuilding effort and&nbsp;the Sox are a very flat team.&nbsp;It appears the most interesting news for the Cubs and White Sox is who will get traded at the deadline the end of next month. With scouts lining up to watch Matt Garza pitch yesterday, he is a strong candidate for another team. The right hander&rsquo;s health is the biggest concern for a trading partner. Scott Feldman has pitched well enough to get a look by teams. The Cubs best hurler has been Travis Wood. He should be a keeper at this point.&nbsp;</p><p>The White Sox have to figure out if it is time to wave the &ldquo;white flag&rdquo; on a team that has underperformed and has looked bad on offense and horrible on defense. There are not many commodities to make deals. Jake Peavy is still nursing a broken rib. The Sox pitcher is expected to return after the All-Star break. Another player that may draw interest is Alex Rios.&nbsp; The Sox outfielder has been the most consistent hitter on the club. The best player that will be made available is Jesse Crain.&nbsp;So the&nbsp;most exciting day for baseball may be July 31: the trading deadline.</p><p><strong>Bears training camp in sight</strong></p><p>Bears fans can circle July 26 for a chance to see the team in action for the first time since Marc Trestman took over as head coach. That first practice in Bourbonnais will not be with pads. Those workouts start July 28. After attending the Bears OTA&rsquo;s and mini-camps, fans will have plenty to watch.</p><p><strong>New Bulls in the fold</strong></p><p>On Thursday night the Chicago Bulls took a guard/small forward Tony Snell from New Mexico in the first round of the NBA draft. He is considered a good shooter and is best in the &ldquo;catch and shoot&rdquo; role. Defense is also considered an asset. When you take the 20th selection, who knows. The team did do well with Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson in the range of the first round. The took Erik Murphy a 6&#39;10&quot; forward from University of Florida in the second round.</p><p><strong>Chicago Sky and Fire</strong></p><p>The WNBA&#39;s Chicago Sky hopes to make the playoffs this year. They may have some of the pieces in place. Rookie Elena Delle Donne with veterans Sylvia Fowles and Epiphanny Prince have a winning record at 7-3 and a post-season appearance would help this franchise get legitimate interest.</p><p>The Chicago Fire has rebounded from a slow start this season. The MLS soccer team is 5-1-2 since their last loss on May 18. Right now the Fire is 5-7-3 overall.</p><p><em>Follow Cheryl on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout" target="_blank">@CRayeStout</a> and Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CherylAtTheGame" target="_blank">Cheryl Raye Stout #AtTheGame</a></em></p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-06/after-hockey-celebration-now-what-107891