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Pitchers, Catchers Report This Week

The Cubs report to Mesa this Thursday, while the White Sox report to Glendale this Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2015

Jose Abreu hits a run scoring single against the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: MLB’s Smart To Focus On Low Strike Zone

The data shows the low strike zone is contributing to declining offense in MLB.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2015

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Baffoe: More Baseball Rule Changes Rob Manfred Should Consider

If we’re going to ban defensive shifts, we might as well go wild.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

Rick Hahn the Vice-President/General Manager of the Chicago White Sox. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Relaxed Rick Hahn Has Sox In Good Place

The relatively young GM is under new pressure to win from a notoriously fickle, cranky fanbase.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Bad Money Is Part Of Baseball

Winning titles justifies overpaying players in baseball.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

MLB umpire Dale Scott, right. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

MLB Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out As Gay

Scott is the first MLB umpire to come out as gay.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Adam Silver Setting Himself Apart From Other Commissioners

Really good guys make bad commissioners. You need to find the right edge, which Silver has.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, left, manager Joe Maddon, center, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Report: MLB Probing Cubs For Tampering In Joe Maddon Hiring

Theo Epstein and Maddon have denied any tampering occurred.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

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9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, and MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: MLB, NBA Share ‘Regular’ Problem

For different reasons, the MLB and NBA regular seasons need to be reduced.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

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

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5 Fun Facts About The Kansas City Royals

While many people know about the Giants, they are no rookie when it comes to the World Series having won two in the last four years, little is known about the Kansas City Royals. Here are five fun facts about America’s newest favorite team.

10/16/2014

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

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

6 Fantastic Sports Photos You Have To See

These photos capture great moments.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

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5 Baseball Robberies from 2014 You Have To See

Robberies, just another reason why baseball is the greatest sport.

10/10/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 06: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers argues with home plate umpire Dale Scott after getting called out in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Three of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 6, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

9 Reactions To Dodgers-Cardinals Home Plate Umpire Dale Scott

Aside from a seemingly generous strike zone, Scott also appeared to clap when Yasiel Puig was struck out during the third inning.

10/07/2014

Bryce Harper #34 and Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals celebrate with teammates Doug Fister #58 and Denard Span #2 after they scored in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Nationals Hold Off Elimination

Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings and the Washington Nationals took advantage of Madison Bumgarner’s one off-target throw, staving off elimination in the NL Division Series with a 4-1 win against the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

10/06/2014

Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates his three run homerun with teammates in the seventh inning during Game One of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rally To Beat Dodgers 10-9 In NL Division Series Opener

Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a fiery NL Division Series opener Friday.

10/03/2014

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