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  • Imrem: Squabble a sad final chapter for Mr. Cub Feb 17, 2015 8:07 PM
    It's sad that the final memory of Ernie Banks is close to becoming the squabbling over what to do with his remains.

     
  • Cubs bullpen ready to answer questions Feb 16, 2015 10:42 PM
    The Cubs righted a problem area last year when they developed a solid bullpen. Many of the same faces are back, including Hector Rondon, who emerged as the closer. But bullpens can be finicky from year to year, and the Cubs face several questions about their relief corps heading into spring training.

     
  • Cubs’ rotation features quality, depth Feb 16, 2015 6:29 PM
    The signing this off-season of lefty Jon Lester gives the Cubs a bona fide ace at the top of their starting rotation. Lester also allows the other starters to slide down a notch each into roles more suited for them. The Cubs look to have the quality and depth for a formidable starting staff this year.

     
  • Miles: Have Cubs solved their on-base problems? Feb 14, 2015 8:14 PM
    "Can anybody here get on base?" That's been the recurring theme for the Cubs' offense in recent years. As they get ready for spring training, the Cubs hope they've done enough this off-season to begin addressing their on-base concerns.

     
  • Imrem: Dean Smith revered in life and sports Feb 8, 2015 7:57 PM
    Dean Smith was revered in life and mourned in death for many of the same reasons that Ernie Banks was. Both used a sports forum to forge positive relationships with people inside and outside athletics. No wonder each was awarded America’s highest civilian award — the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

     
  • Strop, Cubs agree to one-year deal Feb 6, 2015 8:24 PM
    The Cubs have agreed to terms with their remaining arbitration-eligible player, as they have signed reliever Pedro Strop. They also invited 19 nonroster players to spring training, including prospects Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber.

     
  • Imrem: Banks, Lynch offer very different options Feb 3, 2015 8:11 PM
    It's striking to contrast the death of Ernie Banks and life of Marshawn Lynch, leaving us all with a lot to ponder about ourselves.

     
  • Grudzielanek brings rugged work ethic to Cougars Jan 31, 2015 11:43 PM
    Mark Grudzielanek played through a lot of pain during his two years with the Cubs more than a decade ago. Grudzielanek is the new manager of the Kane County Cougars, and he says he'll expect his players to play as hard this upcoming season. The Cougars enter their first year as an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

     
  • Fans pay tribute to Cubs legend Ernie Banks at Daley Plaza Jan 28, 2015 3:03 PM
    Fans flocked to Chicago's Daley Center to pay tribute to late Cubs great Ernie Banks. The centerpiece of a public memorial was the Banks statue on display. For Arlington Heights resident Lou Cella, the display is personal. He is the sculptor.

     
  • Images: Ernie Banks’ memorial at Daley Plaza Jan 28, 2015 4:38 PM
    As part of the Ernie Banks' memorial, the Chicago Cubs had the statue of Banks move to Daley Plaza on Wednesday. Fans turned out to pay their respects along with Jesse Jacckson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

     
  • Constable: Could anything dim Banks' bright smile? Jan 29, 2015 5:26 AM
    The Ernie Banks statue on display through Saturday at Chicago's Daley Plaza sports his always-present smile. But did Mr. Cub keep that smile when he was getting schooled on the raquetball court by an Arlington Heights buddy?

     
  • Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says World Series prediction not 'completely crazy' Jan 28, 2015 5:51 AM
    Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Tuesday that a national sports publication's prediction of his team winning the World Series may not be that far off. And unlike previous years' prognostications, Ricketts brought a PowerPoint presentation to his address to suburban business leaders that explains why he thinks the Sporting News isn't “completely crazy.”

     
  • For Ernie Banks, even today the numbers don’t lie Jan 28, 2015 1:16 PM
    Every Cubs fan knows that the late Ernie Banks hit 512 home runs during his Hall of Fame career. But advanced stats such as WAR weren't around in Ernie's day. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles takes a retro look at how Banks did in some of today's in-vogue stats.

     
  • Services set for Cubs legend Ernie Banks Jan 26, 2015 7:35 PM
    A public visitation and memorial services for Cubs legend Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.

     
  • City, Cubs to place Banks statue at Daley Plaza Jan 25, 2015 9:26 PM
    The Ernie Banks statue will stand in downtown Chicago at Daley Plaza from Wednesday morning through Saturday so fans can honor Banks' memory. Banks, 83, died Friday of a heart attack, a family lawyer said Sunday.

     
  • Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than meets the eye Jan 24, 2015 9:10 PM
    Barry Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than most people ever knew, and when I discovered that about Ernie Banks, I never thought of him the same way again.

     
  • Imrem: Now and forever, Mr. Cub Jan 24, 2015 8:49 PM
    The optimistic smile and 512 home runs made Ernie Banks the one and only Mr. Cub for now and forever.

     
  • Billy Williams: This is a time not to mourn but celebrate Ernie Banks Jan 24, 2015 8:48 PM
    Hall of Famer Billy Williams played as a teammate with Ernie Banks for parts of 13 seasons. Banks died Friday, but Williams said this is a time not to mourn but to celebrate the life of the man known as Mr. Cub.

     
  • Images: Ernie Banks Jan 23, 2015 11:18 PM
    See images of "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, who died Friday at age 83. Banks played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, finishing his Hall of Fame career with 512 home runs and two league MVP Awards.

     
  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83 Jan 23, 2015 11:22 PM
    Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83. “Mr. Cub” hit 512 home runs during his 19-year career. He was fond of saying, “It’s a great day for baseball. Let’s play two!”

     
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