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Long Winter Putting A Damper On Start Of Spring Sports

As if there weren’t enough of a reason to be upset with this long, brutal winter; the continuing cold weather has proved a big downer for kids looking forward to the start of spring sports like baseball, softball, track and field, lacrosse, tennis, and soccer.

03/13/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Anthony Rizzo’s Path To A Higher Batting Average

Anthony Rizzo didn’t hit as many line drives last year as he did in 2012.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

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CBS Sports Radio Host John Feinstein On His Book ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name’

John Feinstein joined his partner Andrew Bogusch to discuss his latest behind-the-scenes look at the sport we love.

02/27/2014

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Exclusive Excerpt From John Feinstein’s ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name’

An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.

02/25/2014

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Lindholm: A Paean To Spring Training

Spring training’s here, and we can see coming that which we love: baseball.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

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10 Sports Pilgrimages Every Guy Should Make Once In His Life

Which sports events are worth planning a vacation around? Check out these ten sports happenings every guy should make a trip for.

02/05/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: 2014 Cubs, Part 2 — Position Players

By Scott Lindholm- (CBS) My first piece previewing the 2014 Cubs analyzed their financial status. This one reviews the Cubs’ offense, while the next will be on their pitching. Beginning at catcher, the platoon of Dioner […]

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

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Keidel: Redbirds Will Be Back In Catbird Seat

Despite your monolithic love for the Cardinals, no one was rooting for the Redbirds more than I was. Not only as a Yankees fan, but as a native New Yorker imbued with an epic allergy to all things New England, I am biologically skewed against the Red Sox.

11/01/2013

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Sports Verdict: Bigger World Series Impact? Koji Uehara Vs. Michael Wacha

The Cardinals and Red Sox are squaring off against one another yet again this year in the Fall Classic. While much of the spotlight will fall on marquis players like David Ortiz, a battle over a limited seven game sample such as this often boils down to X-Factors.

10/24/2013

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Keidel: House Of Cardinals; Is St. Louis America’s Team?

The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.

10/11/2013

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Bud Selig To Retire In January 2015

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he plans to retire in January 2015.

09/26/2013

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Aurora To Celebrate Baseball Player With ‘James Deacon White Day’

Aurora will be celebrating a man who’s been called one of the most overlooked baseball players in history.

09/04/2013

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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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