Monday, April 1, 2013
GM Theo Epstein begins the second year of a rebuilding process. Just don't expect to see huge gains in 2013. Patch Editor Ron Kremer outlines three reasons for the Cubs' faithful to give up the faith—an in a hurry.
The Cubs open at 12:35 p.m. Monday in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. The game will be televised on WGN-Channel 9.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Cubs are talking Wrigley Field, with plans to completely renovate the stadium moving full steam ahead.
The Chicago Cubs are planning to spend $300 million and five seasons to do a complete renovation of Wrigley Field, the team announced officially on Saturday. Expected to start this fall, Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney presented the latest renderings during the 2013 Cubs Convention. The new ballpark will feature everything from added concessions and bathrooms to a completely new clubhouse for players. “We listened to you, and your love for this ballpark came through loud and clear,” Kenney said. “Your input was put into this ballpark, and what you see is the direction we’re heading.” And because construction will on happen on the off-season, the Cubs will continue to play at the iconic field while the renovation is under…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Vote in our best bar for a ballgame poll.
It’s spring and that means hope springs eternal for Chicago’s two ball clubs – the Sox and Cubs. Let’s go, batter up, we’re taking the afternoon off! Baseball season is under way for the Sox and the Cubs. The Sox are a game-and-a-half out of first place in the American Central Division with 5-4 racked up in the win-loss column, while the beleaguered Cubs are making their spring run for the pennant with a win-loss record of 3-7. So much for the era of Theo. But there are a lot of games left to play. What's the best bar in Oak Lawn to watch a ballgame? The best place to let out a cheer or cry in your beer? Our victor will be based on a combo of positive reviews and poll votes. One Patch user who leaves a review will be randomly chosen to win…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Junior starred at Evergreen Park High School before being drafted by Florida Marlins in 2003.
When Jim Adduci claims his son has what it takes to play in Major League Baseball, it holds more merit than just that of a boastful father. The 1977 Brother Rice graduate had stints with three Major League teams and believes his son, Jim Adduci Jr., is capable of playing at the highest level. “He’s somebody that can play in the big leagues,” Adduci said. “The circumstances just have to be right for him to get an opportunity.” Jim Adduci Jr. attended Brother Rice his freshman year and then transferred to Evergreen Park where he played basketball and baseball. He was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 42nd round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. He began his professional career with the Gulf Coast League Marlins and was traded to the …