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  • Powell: First Half Takeaways For The Cubs And White Sox

    By Kevin Powell It’s not exactly the official halfway point of the MLB season, but the All-Star break is a good time to take a look at what went wrong, what went right and what teams need to accomplish over the final few months of the season. For the Cubs, they’ve played a majority of the season without Yu Darvish, Kris Bryant spent time on the DL for the first time and they still managed to finish with the best […]

  • Powell: It Was Only Five Years, But Jake Arrieta Provided Countless Memories For Cubs Fans

    WRIGLEY FIELD – Jake Arrieta had so many monumental moments in a Cubs uniform – two no-hitters, postseason brilliance, a Cy Young, and, of course, a World Series title – it’s easy to forget he was only with the club for five years. And he only started four full seasons. Which makes his time in Chicago even more impressive. “It was a really special time to be a Cub,” Arrieta said on Tuesday. “And it still is for these guys […]

  • Video: ‘It’s really cool to come back here’ – Jake Arrieta Returns to Wrigley

    Jake Arrieta talks about his return to Wrigley Field, this time as a visitor.

  • Powell: Manny Machado Watch Has Begun In Chicago

    By Kevin Powell He may be playing on the South Side, but both teams in town will be keeping a close eye on free-agent-to-be Manny Machado this week. The three-time All-Star showed flashes of why he’s worth a nine-figure contract in the Orioles 3-2 win over the White Sox Monday night — showcasing his skills by smacking a homer about twenty rows deep to left, followed by a perfect throw to home plate to get Yolmer Sanchez on a relay […]

  • Powell: Crosstown Classic Highlights The State Of The Cubs, White Sox

    By Kevin Powell “It’s really easy to lose, and it’s very difficult to win,” Joe Maddon said on Friday before his club won the opener of the Crosstown Classic. Lately, it’s been extremely difficult for the rebuilding White Sox to win. They’re 9-27 record is the worst start in club history. It’s an ugly product the South Siders are producing these days. But it’s called a rebuild, and nobody gets that more than their North Side neighbors. “It’s not easy, […]

  • White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar Visits Clubhouse; ‘He Looked Really, Really Good’

    By Kevin Powell GUARANTEED RATE FIELD – On Monday, Danny Farquhar returned home to rest with family after 17 days in the hospital. The White Sox reliever was recovering  from a brain hemorrhage suffered during a home game last month. On Tuesday, the 31-year-old was back in the home clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field. “When you’re in (the hospital), you’re always setting goals,” fellow reliever Nate Jones said. “That, for Danny, didn’t change. He had a goal of getting discharged […]

  • Powell: Cubs Remind Brewers They’re The Class Of The Central

    By Kevin Powell With a couple weeks remaining last season, the Cubs went up to Milwaukee for a four-game set . The reigning champs held a four game lead on the Brewers and it was the biggest series of the season. The Cubs could wipe out Milwaukee, or the hungry Brewers could remain in the division hunt. But the Cubs took three of four and essentially ended any hope for the Brewers. That was a reminder to the Brewers that […]

  • Powell: Patience Is A Must For Rebuilding White Sox

    By Kevin Powell We knew the White Sox were going to lose a lot of games this season. The only thing that really matters is individual growth and staying healthy. Outside of a couple of spring training injuries, so far all is good in the health department. The individual growth part is murky. Heading into the series finale with the Astros, the Sox had the third worst record in baseball at 4-13. They rank 29th in the major leagues with […]

  • Powell: Cubs Off To Slow Start For Second Straight Year

    By Kevin Powell For the first month of last season, it felt like there was some sort of pregame ceremony honoring the Cubs historic World Series championship everyday. Of course, there was nothing wrong with that. The team and fans had waited over 100 years to celebrate a title. But it made for a choppy start to the schedule and a mediocre record. “We just weren’t ourselves the whole first half of last year,” Ben Zobrist said at the start […]

  • Photos: Sister Jean, Loyola Basketball Team At Cubs Home Opener

    Sister Jean and members of the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team visited Wrigley Field for the 2018 home opener.