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Cubs icons, from left, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins, Andre Dawson and Randy Hundley at Wrigley Field's 100th birthday celebration. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Lasting Memories Make Wrigley Field Remarkable

Bundled up in Wrigley Field’s upper deck on a cold April day, a nine-year-old girl jumped from her seat and yelled to her father.

04/23/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Truth Of The Wrigley Field Birthday Isn’t Happy

Celebrating 100 years of losing just feels weird.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Fergie Jenkins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: 100 Years Of Wrigley, My Top 5 Memories

Fergie’s final masterpiece and a wild brawl will never fade from the memory.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: Teammates Can Learn From Samardzija

For the first time since taking residency on Chicago’s North Side, Cubs skipper Rick Renteria was visibly frustrated about a loss.

04/19/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Numbers Help, But Talent Determines Winners

Cubs manager Rickey Renteria is doing his best to cajole and push his players to better performance levels.

04/19/2014

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Baffoe: Playoff Hockey Overtime Is The Best Overtime

So do they do shootouts? What about shootouts? Those in the playoffs or no? Shootouts after five minutes, or do they just keep going, or what?

670 The Score–04/18/2014

Chicago Cubs pitcher LaTroy Hawkins yells at home plate umpire Tim Tschida after being escorted to the dugout by manager Dusty Baker (R), coach Gary Matthews (L of Hawkins) and others after being thrown out of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning on July 20, 2004 at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 11-8. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Six Most Maddening Cubs Closers Ever

It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.

670 The Score–04/18/2014

Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees hits an RBI single.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

White Wash: Yanks Sweep Cubs 3-0, 2-0

Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.

04/16/2014

Carlos Villanueva pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Top Cubs 10-4

Matt Carpenter drove in two runs and Adam Wainwright saved a tired bullpen by lasting seven innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

04/12/2014

Mike Olt follows through on a two-run home run scoring teammate Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Hammel Strong Again, Cubs Beat Pirates 7-5

Jason Hammel threw seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo had four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday night despite allowing five solo home runs.

04/09/2014

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a three-run home run. . (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pirates Beat Castro And Cubs 7-6

Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.

04/08/2014

Ryan Kalish hits a two-RBI double against the Philadelphia Phillies.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Kalish And Cubs Rip Phillies 8-3

Ryan Kalish hit a two-run double and an RBI triple and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep.

04/06/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija’s Days In Chicago Growing Short

As the days get longer and spring evolves into summer, a shorter view of time is in the baseball mirror of Cub starter Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2014

Umpire Brian Gorman, right, conducts a replay review. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Did We Get What We Wished For With Baseball Replay?

There are more loopholes and flaws than anyone envisioned with the new system.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2014

Tony Sanchez #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits the game-winning RBI single in the 16th inning against the Chicago Cubs during the game at PNC Park April 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Pirates defeated the Cubs 4-3 in 16 innings.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sanchez Has Winning Hit In 16th, Pirates Beat Cubs

The Cubs left 19 runners on Wednesday and have gone 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in their first two games. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria is remaining positive.

04/03/2014

Neil Walker rounds second after hitting a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the Chicago Cubs. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Walker’s Homer Lifts Pirates Over Cubs 1-0

Neil Walker homered off Carlos Villanueva leading off the 10th inning Monday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates benefited from an overturned to call to beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on opening day Monday.

03/31/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Baffoe: Chicago Baseball Is Beautiful And Unfair

Before the rainbow, there must be rain. And it’s raining right now on Chicago baseball.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

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Spiegel: Even Combined, Cubs And White Sox Might Not Contend

A starting rotation of Sale-Samardzija-Quintana-Wood-Danks is solid.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Levine: Baez Handles Demotion Well

Javier Baez was sent down to minor league camp Saturday.

03/22/2014