Cool 1930s Home Video Shows A Day Out At Wrigley Field

This is a pretty cool home video of a bunch of guys sitting around in fedoras and smoking cigars while watching a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, shot in either 1937 or 1938. The video belongs to the Chicago Film Archive and has been up on their website since 2012, but was only put on YouTube this week. DNAinfo explains… » 2/03/15 7:31pm 2/03/15 7:31pm

Starlin Castro Arrested In DR After Nightclub Shooting [UPDATE]

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been arrested after a nightclub shooting that left six people injured, according to a report from Dominican newspaper El Caribe. Castro's arrest comes three weeks after his agent said he had been cleared of involvement in a previous Dominican nightclub shooting. » 12/27/14 2:17pm 12/27/14 2:17pm

The Red Sox's Lowball Offer Last Winter Probably Cost Them Jon Lester

Last winter, Jon Lester said he "absolutely" would offer a hometown discount to stay in Boston. In the end, the reason the lefty ace signed with the Cubs appears as simple as the Red Sox overestimating just how big a discount they could get away with proposing without pissing Lester off. » 12/10/14 1:48pm 12/10/14 1:48pm

Cubs Sign Jon Lester, Are Really Going For It

Late last night, Yahoo's Jeff Passan reported that the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million deal. According to Passan, the Cubs managed to snag Lester by outbidding the Red Sox, who most everyone thought was the favorite to land Lester, by $20 million. The Cubs, it appears, are ready to try and… » 12/10/14 9:01am 12/10/14 9:01am

Is Javier Baez's Rocket-Powered Swing Built To Last?

Without knowing it, Chicago Cubs rookie slugger Javier Baez pays homage to Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion with each swing. He takes big giant cuts and hits big giant homers. The problem is, the equal and opposite reactions to the mechanics that generate all that power render the other parts of his swing wildly… » 9/12/14 2:33pm 9/12/14 2:33pm

Manny Ramirez Was A Huge Success As A Player-Coach

The grand Manny Ramirez experiment has come to an end. After three months as player-instructor for the triple-A Iowa Cubs, Ramirez's season ended on Friday with a knee injury. The 42-year-old was rarely healthy and can't really hit anymore, but Ramirez's minor-league stint went a long way toward showing that there's a… » 9/02/14 2:45pm 9/02/14 2:45pm

Giants Protest Rain-Shortened Loss, Win First Appeal In MLB Since 1986

This is neat. Thanks to the tarp shenanigans at Wrigley Field Tuesday night, the Giants-Cubs game was called after a four-hour and 34-minute delay. With four-and-a-half innings in the books and the field an unplayable mess, crew chief Hunter Wendelstedt called the game, and awarded the Cubs a 2-0 win. The Giants, in… » 8/20/14 10:23pm 8/20/14 10:23pm

Cubs Ground Crew Struggles To Get Tarp On Field, Gets Booed

Heavy rain started falling in the bottom of the fifth at Wrigley tonight and, just like the New York crew at Yankee Stadium a few weeks ago, the Chicago grounds crew struggggggled to get the tarp on the field. As you can see, this thing was botched from Jump Street and it only got worse with huge pools of water on… » 8/19/14 10:15pm 8/19/14 10:15pm

Old Cubs Fan Makes Great Catch On Home Run, Throws Dummy Ball Back

This old guy made a great play to grab Mark Reynolds's second-inning blast in Chicago. He scaled the fence and leaned almost as far over as possible to snag the ball, much to the delight of the folks around him. And, just like his fellow fan from a month ago, in nearly the exact same spot, he knew he had to throw… » 8/11/14 9:16pm 8/11/14 9:16pm