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Predict the future: What do you think will happen with the Bulls as the trading deadline passes us by? --Scott, Chicago I'm having them post this early since Thursday is the trading deadline and my legion of assistants---we can all call ourselves Bulls'...
Tribune staff reporterPresident Bush waltzed into the clubhouse Monday morning and asked Cubs manager Dusty Baker the same question fans have been asking each other for the last 98 seasons. "This is the year, right?" Bush said with the faintest hint of sarcasm. The president...
Tags: Derrek Lee, Will Ohman, Jesse White, Juan Pierre, Matt Murton
Tribune staff reporterWhen the Cubs began to become respectable in the late 1960s after 20 years of second-division finishes, columnist Mike Royko decried the rise of bandwagon-jumping fans. "Are they really Cubs fans?" Royko wrote in a 1968 Chicago Daily News column. "Were...
Tags: Leo Durocher, Derrek Lee, Billy Williams, Baseball, Lou Boudreau
Sun ReporterCorey Patterson was that kid. He was the one who started in football as a high school freshman and promptly led the team in total yards and scoring. He was the one who, as a sophomore, was already considered the best among thousands of high school...
Tags: Baseball, Education, Schools, Entertainment, Kirby Puckett
Tribune staff reporterIt is 9:30 on a Friday morning. The first game of the series won't start for almost 10 hours. But the man who calls himself "the Atlanta Scalper" is already on a street corner midway between the old courthouse where Dred Scott sued for his freedom and...
(BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...
Player (x-active) Hits 1. Pete Rose 4,256 2. Ty Cobb 4,191 3. Hank Aaron 3,771 4. Stan Musial 3,630 5. Tris Speaker 3,515 6. Honus Wagner 3,430 7. Carl Yastrzemski 3,419 8. Paul Molitor 3,319 9. Eddie Collins 3,309 10. Willie Mays 3,283 11....
Tags: Ty Cobb, Robin Yount, Rod Carew, Eddie Collins, Dave Winfield
Tribune staff reporterLike you, we're stuck at work, forced to follow the game as discreetly as possible. We're hiding in our cubicle with the office chair cranked as low as it can go. It's important to keep up the illusion of actual work going on. That's why it wouldn't be...
Tags: Television, Carlos Lee, Michael Jordan, Diving, George Harrison
In a new lemon-scented edition of Ask Paul, he addresses Foul-A-Palooza, Sammy's sneeze, the Lemons and other Cub-related issues. How is Sammy's achilles feeling? I noticed he's not getting much air on his home run hop this year... and that's a shame. Is...
Tags: Television, Baseball, Kip Wells, Health, Carlos Beltran
Sun StaffNineteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. On Nov. 1, 2000, Cal Ripken signed a one-year contract that assured his return for another season. But what kind of player would the Orioles be getting? He was guaranteed to be...
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