Baffoe: WBC Is Baseball The Right WayThe only way baseball is going to grow is with the embracing of cultures shown on the World Baseball Classic stage.
Baffoe: Matt Barkley Is Fine, But Be CarefulWe've seen this Bears Backup QB Experience movie before and know how it goes.
Spiegel: Details Of An Extraordinary Game 7 May Fade, But The Emotions Will Forever LingerThe "lovable losers" tag is officially history.
Spiegel: It Happened -- Cubs Fans' World Is Different"They'll believe that something good is going to occur, as opposed to something bad," Joe Maddon says.
Baffoe: Let's Properly Nickname Guaranteed Rate FieldThe key to a new nickname is self-deprecation in a fan base.
Spiegel: White Sox's Failure to Capitalize On Chris Sale's Dominance Is HistoricNow in his seventh year, the 27-year-old Sale still hasn't pitched in a playoff game.
Spiegel: Petulant Chris Sale Exposes White Sox DysfunctionA genuine moment of self-awareness needs to be followed by aggressive self-improvement.
Chris Bosio On Adding Mike Montgomery: Have To Pounce When You Can Get A Hard-Throwing LeftyBosio is enthused by the Cubs' acquisition of left-hander Mike Montgomery from the Mariners.
Charles Tillman Retires With No Regrets: 'I Gave Everything I Had'Tillman plans to retire as a Chicago Bear on Thursday.
Jeff Passan: 'Zero Baseball Argument' On Cubs' End For Kyle Schwarber-Andrew Miller SwapThe only argument for parting with Schwarber right now involves thinking in terms of money and big business.
Cubs Giving Jake Arrieta A Long Rest Is Reminiscent Of Red Sox's Approach With Pedro Martinez"The end goal is to be as good as you can be come September, come October," Cubs catcher David Ross says.
David Ross On Cubs' Struggles: 'We're Going To Get Better From This'"These 162 games, it's a grind, it's a roller coaster," Ross says.