KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Keidel: Royal Blue Skies For Kansas City

Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Ishikawa 3-Run Homer Sends Giants To World Series

The Giants will face the Royals in the World Series.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI sacrifice fly ball in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Beat Cardinals 6-4, Move 1 Win From World Series

Buster Posey and the Giants know how to win in October.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 and Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Hold Off Orioles 2-1, Finish ALCS Sweep

The Royals are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1985.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

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Listen: Convenience Store Clerk Gets Robbed While Calling Into Sports Radio Show

There was so much going with this overnight caller.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Ned Colletti. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Levine: Chicago Native Ned Colletti Did It His Way

Colletti was dismissed as the Dodgers general manager on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Edge Orioles 2-1, Take 3-0 Lead In ALCS

Boosted by more sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and another dose of small ball, suddenly the wild-card Royals are one win from the World Series.

10/14/2014

Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants scores the game-winning run in the 10th inning as the Giants defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Giants Take 2-1 Series Lead Against Cardinals In Extra Innings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals handled the tough part well, erasing a four-run deficit to force extra innings. It was the simplest of tasks that sent them to a frustrating loss. Randy Choate made […]

10/14/2014

New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates

View: Eric Karros’ 2003 Cubs World Series Hat

It’s the World Series hat that never was.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

Jose Abreu. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu Headlines Cast Of Players To Appear At SoxFest

SoxFest is set for Jan. 23-25.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

Andrew Friedman. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Dodgers Hire Andrew Friedman Away From Rays

Friedman will have full control of the Dodgers’ baseball operations.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

Victor Martinez. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Will Seek Left-Handed Power

Victor Martinez, Adam LaRoche and Melky Cabrera are options for the White Sox to consider.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

Chip Hale, right. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks Hire Chip Hale As New Manager

Hale has served as the Athletics’ bench coach for the past three seasons.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wrigley Field renovation. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Cubs Officially Break Ground On Wrigley Field Renovation

Ground has officially been broken on the massive renovation of 100-year-old Wrigley Field.

10/11/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Epstein Not Content With Failure

Theo Epstein always keeps the youngsters in mind when making moves.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

Hitting coach John Mallee, right. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Levine: New Hitting Coach John Mallee Always Wanted To Be A Cub

“I wanted to be close to home,” Mallee says.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

Hitting coach John Mallee, right. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Cubs Tab John Mallee As Their New Hitting Coach

Mallee spent his last two seasons with the Astros.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2014

Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz. (Getty Images)

Cubs’ Spring Training Opener Set For March 5

Chicago will play split-squad games on the first day of action.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Owner Ricketts Declares Team Is On Road To World Series

Tom Ricketts expressed plenty of optimism in a message to season-ticket holders.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Searching For New Hitting Coach

The Cubs front office was concerned about the high strikeout rates of hitters.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

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