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  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ernie Banks remembered for enthusiasm, sincerity Jan 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, has died. Banks, who starred at shortstop and first base from 1953 to 1971, died Friday. He would have been 84 on Jan. 31. The Hall of Famer spent his entire career with the Cubs, hitting 512 home runs.

  • 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!”

  • 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.

  • Fowler agrees to one-year deal with Cubs Jan 23, 2015 3:33 PM
    The Cubs and newly acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler have agreed on a one-year contract worth $9.5 million, avoiding salary arbitration. The Cubs acquired Fowler earlier this week in a trade with the Houston Astros.

  • Miles: Fowler gives Cubs much-needed OBP threat Jan 19, 2015 3:58 PM
    Cubs General manager Jed Hoyer and team president Theo Epstein took another step Monday toward improving the team's on-base success by acquiring center fielder and switch-hitting Dexter Fowler from Houston in exchange for third baseman Luis Valbuena and pitcher Dan Straily. The 28-year-old Fowler has a career .271 batting average (726-for-2,682) and a .366 on-base percentage in seven seasons with the Colorado Rockies (2008-13) and Houston Astros (2014).

  • Star power: Maddon makes perfect pitch to Cubs fans Jan 18, 2015 7:16 PM
    The term "rock star" gets thrown around a lot, but it certainly applied to new Cubs manager Joe Maddon over the weekend at the team's fan convention. Maddon got the biggest cheers and had a lot of interesting things to say. The fans ate it up.

  • Rozner: Cubs are finally talking about winning Jan 18, 2015 7:45 AM
    The Cubs have gone from knowing they would finish last to talking about finishing first, and no one is sorry about that.

  • Fans in bleachers out of luck early this season Jan 17, 2015 7:50 PM
    The news wasn't totally unexpected Saturday: The renovated Wrigley Field bleachers won't be completed by Opening Night, April 5. In fact, the left-field bleachers won't be rebuilt until early to mid-May, with the right field side being completed by late May.

  • New Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for opener Jan 17, 2015 4:14 PM
    The Cubs say new Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for the April 5 season opener. The left- and right-field bleachers are being replaced as part of a five-year overhaul of the ballpark that turned 100 last season. Carl Rice, the Cubs’ vice president of ballpark operations, said Saturday that the left-field bleachers won’t be ready until early May, and the right-field ones in late May.

  • Epstein to Cubs fans: Hold us accountable Jan 17, 2015 7:49 PM
    Cubs president Theo Epstein had a message for Cubs fans at Saturday's convnetion: "Hold us accountable." Epstein thanked fans for their patience but said they had every right to hold the baseball management team accountable for results on the field this coming season.

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