WBEZ | Cubs http://www.wbez.org/tags/cubs Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: October 8, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-08/morning-shift-october-8-2015-113245 <p><p>They did it and now it&rsquo;s on to St. Louis. Not only did the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-08/cubs-shut-down-pirates-will-move-st-louis-113244">Cubs beat the Pirates</a>, they shut them out 4-0. We have a recap of the game from one of WBEZs most ardent Cubs fans.</p><p>Also, parenting in the 21st century. We examine the case of a Chicago woman who was <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-08/parent-watching-window-cited-%E2%80%98inadequate-supervision%E2%80%99-113243">reported for child neglect </a>because her kids were playing outside unsupervised.</p><p>Then, which songs are the most popular choices on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-08/jukebox-project-tracks-most-popular-songs-zipcode-113241">Chicago&rsquo;s jukeboxes</a>? We break down the data by zip code.</p><p>Plus the oud music of musician <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-08/israeli-musician-yair-dalal-tries-bring-peace-and-understanding">Yair Dalal</a>.</p></p> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-08/morning-shift-october-8-2015-113245 Cubs shut down Pirates, will move on to St. Louis http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-08/cubs-shut-down-pirates-will-move-st-louis-113244 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/cubs wild card win ap file.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Cubs advance in the playoffs after blanking the Pirates in Pittsburgh Wednesday night in front of 40,000 screaming fans. Pitcher Jake Arrieta dazzled on the mound with a complete-game shutout, 11 strikeouts and no walks. And he even stole a base.</p><p>One of WBEZ&rsquo;s most rabid Cubs fans, the Morning Shift&rsquo;s own <a href="https://twitter.com/jasonmarck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Jason Marck</a>, shares highlights of the win.</p></p> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-08/cubs-shut-down-pirates-will-move-st-louis-113244 2 Wild Cards, 2 home teams shut out: Cubs blank Pirates to advance http://www.wbez.org/news/2-wild-cards-2-home-teams-shut-out-cubs-blank-pirates-advance-113234 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ap_926858659682_custom-a6e5f96be8a3b9731474b1c831edc5aaff67250a-s1400.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" title="Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hoists starting pitcher Jake Arrieta aloft after he finished a complete-game shutout of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild card game Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Arrieta struck out 11 while giving up four hits and no walks. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)" />Behind a complete-game shutout thrown by right-hander Jake Arrieta, the Chicago Cubs advanced to the Divisional Series on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, beating the Pirates 4-0.</p><p>Kyle Schwarber had a home run and three runs batted in for the Cubs and Dexter Fowler had three hits and scored three times. Chicago will open its series against St. Louis at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The Cardinals won 11 of the 19 games the divisional rivals played this season.</p><p>The win in the wild card game, a recent addition to the MLB postseason, lets the Cubs advance in the playoffs for the first time since 2003.</p><p>Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole gave up all four runs in his five innings for Pittsburgh, and while the bullpen was near perfect, the team&#39;s bats were ice cold. The Pirates, making their third straight appearance in the National League wild card game, struck out 11 times and didn&#39;t draw a single walk off Arrieta.</p><p>The loss capped two rough wild card games for home teams: On Tuesday night the Yankees were shut out against the Houston Astros, 3-0, in New York.</p><p>The Astros start their series against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, following the 3:30 p.m. ET start of the Texas Rangers-Toronto Blue Jays series. Both will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.</p><p><em>&mdash; via <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/07/446741729/two-wild-cards-two-home-teams-shut-out-cubs-blank-pirates-to-advance">NPR&#39;s Two-Way</a></em></p></p> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/2-wild-cards-2-home-teams-shut-out-cubs-blank-pirates-advance-113234 Extended Interviews: Cheryl Raye Stout sits down with the Cubs biggest stars http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/extended-interviews-cheryl-raye-stout-sits-down-cubs-biggest-stars <p><p>All this week leading up to Wednesday&rsquo;s Cubs play-in game, we&rsquo;ve brought you excerpts of Cheryl Raye Stout talking to three of the team&rsquo;s stars: pitcher Jake Arrieta, rookie Kris Bryant and first baseman Anthony Rizzo.</p><p>If you just need more of a Cubbies fix, here are the three conversations in their complete form.</p><p><strong>Pitcher Jake Arrieta</strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/227360289&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong>Rookie Kris Bryant</strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/227360282&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong>First Baseman Anthony Rizzo</strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/227360279&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/extended-interviews-cheryl-raye-stout-sits-down-cubs-biggest-stars Morning Shift: October 7, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/morning-shift-october-7-2015-113219 <p><p>It&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/cubs-looking-launch-themselves-playoffs-113217"> do or die</a> for the Chicago Cubs tonight. To advance to a playoff series with St. Louis, the Cubs first have to beat the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The stakes are high in this one-off, wild-card game.</p><p>Plus, the team&rsquo;s first baseman, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/cheryl-raye-stout-goes-1-1-cubs-slugger-anthony-rizzo-113216">Anthony Rizzo</a>, tells the Morning Shift about the day-to-day focus that got him this far.</p><p>Then, Chicago&rsquo;s police superintendent is under fire for his record on crime. We step back to ask: What makes a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/what-makes-great-police-commissioner-113215">police chief</a> successful or unsuccessful?</p><p>Also, our weekly shot of soul with Vocalo&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/reclaimed-soul-rock-versions-soul-classics-113213">Ayana Contreras</a>.</p></p> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/morning-shift-october-7-2015-113219 Cubs looking to launch themselves into the playoffs http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/cubs-looking-launch-themselves-playoffs-113217 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/cubs Flickr Steve.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This season, the Chicago Cubs exceeded nearly everyone&rsquo;s expectations. And now it all comes down to one game with the Pirates. If they beat Pittsburgh, the Cubs will advance to the post-season and a series with their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.</p><p>WBEZ sports contributor <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> talks about some of the thinking and strategy going into tonight&rsquo;s big game.&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/cubs-looking-launch-themselves-playoffs-113217 Cheryl Raye Stout goes 1-on-1 with Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/cheryl-raye-stout-goes-1-1-cubs-slugger-anthony-rizzo-113216 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/rizzo flickr Ben Grey.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/ARizzo44?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Anthony Rizzo</a> is only 26, but he&rsquo;s like the &ldquo;old veteran&rdquo; on a team where the average age is 22 and a half. The guys look to him as a team leader. He&rsquo;s led with his attitude, his glove, and his bat. This year, Rizzo had 31 homers, 101 RBI&rsquo;s, and 163 hits. He also led the majors by being hit by pitches 30 times.</p><p>The last few years have been tough for the Cubs; they lost a lot of games during the team&rsquo;s rebuilding process. Rizzo tells WBEZ sports contributor <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> that all that losing was hard on him, but he believes the team has truly turned a corner.&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-07/cheryl-raye-stout-goes-1-1-cubs-slugger-anthony-rizzo-113216 Cheryl Raye Stout goes 1-on-1 with rookie sensation Kris Bryant http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-06/cheryl-raye-stout-goes-1-1-rookie-sensation-kris-bryant-113197 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/kris bryant ap file smaller.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Of the many young players on the Cubs this season, <a href="https://twitter.com/krisbryant_23">Kris Bryant</a> stands out. The former number-two pick in the draft made a huge impact in his first year...hitting 26 homers, 31 doubles, and knocking in 99 RBI&rsquo;s. Those numbers might be good enough to earn Bryant Rookie of the Year honors in the National League. And yesterday it was announced that Bryant has the top-selling jersey in all of baseball.</p><p>As the Cubs get ready for tomorrow&rsquo;s wildcard game against the Pirates for the right to face Saint Louis in the playoffs, Kris Bryant sat down with our sports contributor <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> to talk about playing for Joe Maddon, waking up early for day games at Wrigley, and making the transition to playing in the majors.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-06/cheryl-raye-stout-goes-1-1-rookie-sensation-kris-bryant-113197 Cheryl Raye Stout goes 1-on-1 with Cubs Jake Arrieta http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-05/cheryl-raye-stout-goes-1-1-cubs-jake-arrieta-113179 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/jake arrieta ap file.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It all comes down to Wednesday night in Pittsburgh: the play-off wildcard game between the Cubs and the Pirates. If the Cubs win, it&rsquo;s on to their rival the St. Louis Cardinals. Leading up to Wednesday&rsquo;s game, we&rsquo;re bringing you excerpts of extended interviews sports contributor <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> did with some of the team&rsquo;s biggest stars.</p><p>Cheryl takes us one-on-one with pitcher Jake Arrieta. His teammate Jon Lester was the big name big money acquisition last winter, but Arrieta has had a breakout year worthy of the Cy Young award for the best pitcher in the National League. Here are some numbers: 20 wins and more than 200 strikeouts &mdash; he&rsquo;s only the 3rd Cub to do that since 1900.</p></p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-05/cheryl-raye-stout-goes-1-1-cubs-jake-arrieta-113179 Morning Shift: September 28, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-28/morning-shift-september-28-2015-113086 <p><p>In just over a week, the Cubs will play a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-28/are-fans-allowing-themselves-get-excited-about-cubs-clinch-113085">one-off wild card</a> game against the Pirates. If they beat Pittsburgh, they move onto the Cardinals. But if you remember 1969, or 1984, or &lsquo;89, &lsquo;98, &lsquo;03, &lsquo;07, &lsquo;08...you know that the Cubs have a tough time in the post-season. We talk with listeners about whether they&#39;re keeping their enthusiasm in check or letting it all hang out.</p><p>We also speak with the producer of a new <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-28/new-documentary-focuses-black-panthers-113083">documentary about the Black Panther Party</a>. It revisits a moment in American history that included the killing of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton by Chicago police.</p><p>And we have a conversation with longtime Chicago stage actor <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-28/longtime-chicago-actor-stars-arthur-miller-play-price-113081">Mike Nussbaum</a>.</p></p> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-28/morning-shift-september-28-2015-113086