Chicago Cubs

Cubs hitting, just not in the clutch

May, 8, 2011

By Sahadev Sharma

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have been hitting the ball all season, but for some reason, when men get on base their bats have gone silent. The Cubs are hitting .268 (second best in the NL), but with men in scoring position their average plummets to .213 (second worst in the NL). https:///

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs: One of Baseball’s Best Rivalries

 by bgh on May 9, 2011 8:00 AM EDT

I was introduced to the Cardinals-Cubs rivalry as a child through my grandpa. From Missourah, Stan Musial was his favorite player and the Cards his favorite ball club. It is because of him that I am the Cardinals fan I am today (with an assist from Ozzie Smith). It being smalltown Iowa, whether St. Louis won or Chicago prevailed, the hard times were always given good-naturedly and with smile. After all, and everyone not only knew everyone, but also what everyone’s family members were doing.


Cubs salute their moms on special day

By Fred Mitchell

Tribune Reporter

12:58 PM CDT, May 8, 2011

Mother’s Day was especially meaningful for Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano, who lost his mother last year.

The Alfonso Soriano Family Foundation teamed up with the Cubs on Sunday to host a day in honor of his late mother, Andrea, by supporting a project very important to her, Mirqueya’s Day Care. It’s a school for children in need in the Dominican Republic.


A winning package for Old Style and the Cubs

Published in Packaging World Magazine, May 2011 , p. 62

Written by Pat Reynolds Editor

A glass beer bottle made to look like a baseball bat is at the foundation of a fun promotional campaign now underway through July from Pabst Brewing Co. It’s all about Chicago’s beloved Cubs baseball team. 



One fare card for CTA, Metra and Pace? All talk

By Austin B. Smith Medill News Service | Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 5:35 pm 

CHICAGO | With gas prices north of $4 and parking costs sky high, driving to work is expensive for D’Anne Burley, of Schaumburg. Her alternative is a variety of complex, time-consuming and expensive public transit options to get to her consulting job in the Loop.


Local Officials Explore Rail Issues

May 09, 2011 by Leslie Wollack 

Recently, 160 local officials and railroad representatives from across the country gathered to discuss concerns about passenger and freight rail issues and the impacts on mobility for local communities.

Hosted by DuPage County, Ill., and the National Association of Counties (NACo) together with NLC and the National Association of Regional Councils, the conference explored challenges and opportunities faced by communities as freight rail movement continues to increase and pose new conflicts in communities.