Saturday Night's All Right for Baseball

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tonight, the first Saturday night game since June 20, 1998 will be played at Wrigley Field. In that Saturday night tilt almost 13 years ago, rookie Kerry Wood struck out 11 in 7 1/3 innings and Sammy Sosa hit his 28th and 29th home runs in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Rothschild Yankees Bound; How About Maddux as Successor?

By Chris Rewers on Friday, November 19, 2010

It was a surprise to learn Friday that longtime pitching coach Larry Rothschild has left the Cubs after accepting the same position with the New York Yankees.

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Cubs Make Right Call with Quade

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cubs general manager Jim Hendry made the right call Tuesday in announcing that Mike Quade would manage the team in 2011.

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Quade Making Quite a Statement

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ryan Dempster's endorsement Tuesday of Mike Quade for the Cubs managerial job in 2011 is the final event in a long series of developments that has convinced me that Quade is the right man for the job.

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Girardi's Still Trying To Focus on Managing the Yankees

By Chris Rewers on Friday, August 27, 2010

Joe Girardi, I assume, is in complete agreement with Deadspin's David Matthews that much of the talk so far regarding who the next Cubs manager is going to be has been wild speculation.

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Around and Around We'll Go

By Chris Rewers on Friday, July 23, 2010

The news that Lou Piniella will step down as Cubs manager following the season wasn't earth-shaking news.

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Dodger Blue Vs. Cubbie Blues

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 10, 2010

There's a soft place in our hearts for Ned Colletti, a former sportswriter and native Chicagoan who grew up a Cubs fan, and in the span of a little over two decades worked his way up from the bottom of the Cubs front office to become the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Big Z Gets 'F' From Brenly

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bob Brenly's in-game analysis tends to be bland, but whenever he appears as a guest on a radio show he tends to not pull any punches.

During a Saturday appearance with hosts Bruce Levine and Jonathan Hood on Talkin' Baseball on WMVP-AM (1000), Brenly was very candid in breaking down Carlos Zambrano's poor performance against Pittsburgh on Friday, in-season managerial adjustments, and the struggles of Aramis Ramirez.

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