Chicago Cubs

Cubs’ bats shine after rain


Last Modified: May 12, 2011 02:34AM

During a nearly hourlong rain delay Wednesday night, fans at Wrigley Field huddled in the covered seating and concourse areas, barely noticeable until an occasional stroke of lightning flashed over the ballpark — at which point the ‘‘ooohs’’ and ‘‘aaahs’’ rose over the sound of hard rain. https:///

Soto goes on DL; Castillo called up

By Gordon Wittenmyer

Last Modified: May 12, 2011 02:34AM

Even as catcher Geovany Soto was put on the disabled list Wednesday because of a groin injury suffered in Tuesday’s game, the Cubs were optimistic Soto will need only the required 15 days to return to the lineup. https:///

Left-hander Doug Davis to join Cubs’ rotation and start Saturday against Giants

By Associated Press, Published: May 11

CHICAGO — Veteran left-hander Doug Davis will start Saturday’s game for the Chicago Cubs against the San Francisco Giants, his first appearance since elbow surgery in October. https:///

Albert Pujols, Jim Hendry continue to downplay much-hyped hug

When St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols and Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry hugged behind home plate during batting practice at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, it launched all kinds of speculation.


The Milton Bradley-Carlos Silva Trade Ends in Disaster for Both Teams: Cubs Fan

By Patrick Michael, Yahoo! Contributor Network

The trade

As a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, I was elated when Jim Hendry traded Milton Bradley. All he ever did in Chicago was complain about Cubs fans and his teammates. I could have tolerated Bradley’s odd behavior if he was an effective player. But he never produced for the Cubs. Initially, Carlos Silva was incredible for the Chicago Cubs. But Silva’s tenure in Chicago ended before Bradley’s in Seattle. Take a closer look at the Milton Bradley-Carlos Silva trade. https:///

Pitch Fest: Which GM’s job is most secure?

A look at baseball from both sides of town.

By Soxman and Julie DiCaro, For RedEye

9:46 AM CDT, May 11, 2011Even with Kenny Williams’ all-in strategy producing next-to-last-place results thus far in 2011, past performance and team philosophy have the Ameritrade investment ticker trending toward the White Sox GM’s job being safest. https:///,0,2791437.story


 New Metra chief on fare hikes, reforms

 Moving his family cross-country, dealing with a looming Metra deficit and possible fare hikes, coping with fallout from his disgraced predecessor, restoring morale and public confidence, handling terrorist threats, keeping trains running on time and house-hunting. https:///

Midwest Gaming/Rivers Casino

Job-hopefuls test their luck as casino dealers

By Jennifer Delgado TribLocal reporter

Today at 6:00 a.m.

Denise Just of Deerfield has never played blackjack or craps, but she’s hoping a little luck and training lands her a job as a dealer on the game floor of the Rivers Casino. https:///