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Keidel: The End Of MLB Innocence

The PED crucible, which we hoped would be microscopic by now, just won’t go away. It’s turned into a twisted game show of “Name That Cheat.”

08/16/2013

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Keidel: All Eyes On A-Rod And Home Debut At Yankee Stadium Tonight

The eyes of America are indeed on the Bronx these days where a certain slugger will make his home debut tonight at Yankee Stadium.

08/09/2013

A softball league helps draw some young people away from gangs. (CBS)

Softball Helps Draw Kids Away From Gangs

CHICAGO (CBS) — In a community all too familiar with gunfire, the sound of softball is a signal of peace. As part of CBS 2′s week-long look at breaking the cycle of violence in Chicago, […]

07/24/2013

A 'ghost player' in a vintage Chicago White Sox baseball uniform emerges from a cornfield as he re-enacts the scene at the baseball field created for the motion picture 'Field of Dreams' on August 25, 1991 in Dyersville, Iowa. Rita and Al Ameskamp who, with Don and Becky Lansing, co-own the site have turned the cornfields and baseball diamond into a summertime tourist attraction, including 'ghost player' reenactments. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

‘Field Of Dreams’ Turned To Reality

CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez has an update on the local woman who bought that magical baseball diamond and brought back a popular tradition born in an Iowa cornfield.

07/19/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Is The Best Pitcher In Baseball? Clay Buchholz Vs. Clayton Kershaw

Both Clayton Kershaw and Clay Buchholz find themselves off to absolutely electric starts in the 2013 season. So begs the question, which of them is the best?

06/17/2013

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Park District Takes Away Sign, Name From Historic Little League Stadium

A piece of Chicago history has been wiped out by the Chicago Park District, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/15/2013

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Sports Verdict: Most Impressive Start To The Season? Mariano Rivera Vs. Miguel Cabrera

Two of the elite talents in the American League, Miguel Cabrera and Mariano Rivera, have begun this year no differently than any other they have played.

05/16/2013

The DuPage County mug shot of Spiro Lempesis from a 1990 arrest. Lempesis was accused of running a sports book operation. He pleaded guilty. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Suit: University Baseball Coach Promised Pro Career For Sex Tapes

A former Concordia University Chicago student is suing the school and a now-fired baseball coach, claiming the coach promised to get him a professional baseball career in exchange for appearing in more than 20 sex tapes filmed in the coach’s office.

05/14/2013

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Drunk Umpire Passes Out At Illinois High School Game, Attacks First Responders

A an umpire at a Stark County High School baseball game was arrested after drunkenly passing out and attacking first responders trying to help him, according to a report.

05/14/2013

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Brooks, Payton Players To Meet For Breakfast: Report

Baseball players from Brooks and Payton high schools will be face-to-face even before their controversial make-up game next weekend.

05/02/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday stops by Brooks College Prep, which was snubbed by a North Side rival over the weekend. (CBS)

Mayor Slides Into Middle Of High School Baseball Controversy

A perceived snub by a North Side school prompted Mayor Emanuel to go to Brooks College Prep Monday on the South Side. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

04/29/2013

Jake Peavy pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians. (Credit: Jason Miller, Getty)

Peavy, Konerko, White Sox End Skid, Beat Indians

Jake Peavy struck out 11 in seven innings, Paul Konerko homered and the Chicago White Sox broke a five-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Sunday.

04/14/2013

Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two run home run during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox. (Credit: Jason Miller, Getty)

Sale, Sox Slammed By Cleveland 9-4

The loss was Chicago’s fifth straight, all on the road. The White Sox are 0-5 away from home for the first time since 1972.

04/13/2013

Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants forces out Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs at second base during the fourth inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Bumgarner Shuts Down Cubs In Giants’ 3-2 Win

Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh to pull the Cubs to 3-2. It was Navarro’s second career pinch home run in two days, each hit from a different side of the plate. His tying homer in the ninth Friday was hit from the left side.

04/13/2013

The Jackie Robinson Hall of Fame plaque. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Negro League Advocate Seeks New Spotlight On Former Players

An advocate for the surviving players from Negro league baseball is hoping a new film about Jackie Robinson – who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball – will lead to more recognition for the former players.

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Cubs Fall To Braves 5-1

Chicago ended a six-game road trip with four losses as it heads to Wrigley Field for the home opener against Milwaukee on Monday.

04/07/2013

Conor Gillaspie #12 of the Chicago White Sox hits a triple in the 5th inning against the Seattle Mariners. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Alex Rios Powers White Sox Past Hernandez, Mariners 4-3

Alex Rios hit a tie breaking, two-run homer off Felix Hernandez in the sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Saturday.

04/06/2013

Edwin Jackson  delivers a second-inning pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Credit: Joe Sargent, Getty)

Cubs Shutout By Pirates 3-0

Edwin Jackson gave up two runs in five innings but lost to the Pirates for the first time in seven career starts. The Cubs produced just two singles and only put a runner on third once.

04/03/2013

Starting pticher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Kansas City Royals during the Opening Day game at U.S. Cellular Field. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Sale Outpitches Shields, White Sox Beat Royals 1-0

Chris Sale outpitched James Shields, Tyler Flowers homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 in the season opener on Monday.

04/01/2013

Eduardo Arredondo #14 (C) and Luis Cruz #47 of Mexico celebrate with their teammates after they won 5-2 against the United States during the World Baseball Classic First Round. (Credit: Christian Petersen, Getty)

Team USA Falls Flat In 5-2 Loss To Mexico At WBC

Team USA has a lineup full of MVPs and All-Stars, and sent out the reigning NL Cy Young winner for its opening game of the World Baseball Classic.

03/09/2013

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