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Kris Bryant, left, and Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Emma: Rizzo, Bryant Enjoying All-Star Success Together

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are Cubs friends and All-Stars.

CBS Chicago–18 hours ago

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. (Getty Images)

Emma: MLB’s All-Sabermetrics Team

The metrics reveal who in baseball is really deserving of the All-Star game.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2015

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5 Non-Baseball Players Who Would Crush The Home Run Derby

It is a question often asked; how would a player in a particular sport fair if he/she played in another sport? With the annual MLB Home Run Derby next week, here are some non-baseball players who would be fun to watch in the competition.

07/06/2015

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon. (Getty Images)

Orioles Rout White Sox, 9-1

The White Sox committed four errors and saw their four-game winning streak end.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2015

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Now Is The Time To Trade Overachievers For Underachievers In Fantasy Baseball

Most teams have played around 81 games by now, so the baseball season is half over. It’s a good time to assess which players on your team are likely to decline—and thus give you a chance to trade them to a desperate owner that doesn’t know any better. Likewise, you can scour league rosters for those players who have underachieved and smile all the way to October when they have superb second halves.

07/04/2015

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4th Of July Weekend Sports TV Guide

The 4th of July weekend is upon us. Sports nuts need something to watch, here’s some good options.

07/03/2015

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This Week In Baseball: In Defense Of The All-Star Game

The All-Star Game is nearly here, which means the complaining has begun. Here’s a tip to enjoy the events: rediscover your inner kid.

06/30/2015

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 17: David Ross #3 Starlin Castro #13 and Kyle Schwarber #12 celebrate with Chris Denorfia #15 of the Chicago Cubs after Denorfia hit a three run home run during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 17, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** David Ross; Starlin Castro; Kyle Schwarber; Chris Denorfia

Emma: Cubs’ Success Is Ahead Of Schedule, So What’s Next?

Important decisions loom for the Cubs’ present and future.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2015

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Certain Positions In Fantasy Baseball Require Quality Backups On Your Bench

What are the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball? Catcher? The infield positions of second base, shortstop and third base? All of the above? Yes, depth is better in the outfield and first base positions, so when you think about which players to stash on your bench, think about the ones with multi-position eligibility. They may not be the most productive on a day-to-day basis, but they have the capability to be very valuable to your team’s chances of winning.

06/29/2015

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Watch: Bob Costas Rips Cubs’ Pedo Strop For ‘Atrocious Performance’

It was a night to forget for Pedro Strop.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: June 22nd-June 26th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

06/26/2015

Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Emma: Baseball’s Rising Stars Bursting Onto The Scene

This is a special group of young MLB talent.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2015

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Watch: Father Catches Foul Ball While Holding Baby At Wrigley

It was a gutsy and terrific grab, albeit one ruled to be fan interference.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2015

Mark McGwire. (Getty Images)

Mark McGwire Reflects On Sammy Sosa, 1998 Season

Now the Dodgers hitting coach, McGwire is at Wrigley Field this week.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Rose Report Shouldn’t Change Your View

New information should do nothing to your opinion, Rose has always been a liar.

06/23/2015

Pete Rose in 1986. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Pete Rose, A-Rod & Laughing At The Joke

Our baseball sensitivities are full of double standards.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2015

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Baseball Fans React To Pete Rose Report

Some defended the all-time hits leader, but many also believe this is the end of the road for the “hit king.”

06/23/2015

Kris Bryant, left, is congratulated by Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Levine: Kris Bryant Takes Clayton Kershaw Deep, Homers Twice

While he was still in high school, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant had Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on his fantasy baseball team.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2015

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Kinatrax: The Story Behind Baseball’s Newest Tech

New technology looks to change our understanding of the art of pitching.

06/22/2015

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When It Comes To Fantasy Baseball, Always Beware Wrist And Foot Injuries On Your Roster

Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports.

06/20/2015

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