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This Week In Baseball: MLB Got New Derby Rules Right

The new Home Run Derby rules provided for an entertaining show, it shows innovative thinking the sport hasn’t been used to.

07/14/2015

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10 Unforgettable MLB All-Star Moments

Whether good or bad, these All-Star Game moments were certainly memorable.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2015

White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Hopes Are Bleak, But White Sox Playing Better Baseball

The White Sox went 9-3 entering the All-Star break.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2015

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Fantasy Baseball All-Star Edition: Which Players Do You Actually Want On Your Team?

Just because someone is an All-Star in the eyes of Major League Baseball doesn’t mean you need or want them on your fantasy baseball roster. In fact, it’s mostly irrelevant to smart fantasy owners. By looking the hitters and pitchers in line for the big honor this week, you can find assets you have that other clueless owners might want in a trade. Think about how to exploit that weakness in your fantasy baseball league this weekend.

07/11/2015

Tyler Saladino of the White Sox tags out Kris Bryant of the Cubs. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Buzz Is Back In Crosstown Classic

Baseball between the Cubs and White Sox carries genuine meaning once again.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2015

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6 Changes I’d Like To See For MLB All-Star Week

The HR Derby changes were a good start, but more can be done to increase excitement.

07/10/2015

Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Cubs’ Jason Hammel Expected To Make Next Start

Hammel suffered a hamstring injury Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: July 6-10

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.

07/10/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Midseason Awards

We’ve reached the midway point of the season, time to look at the awards races.

07/08/2015

Cubs reliever Jason Motte, left, high-fives catcher Miguel Montero after a win. (Getty Images)

Emma: Cubs Keep Closing Simple

The Cubs are 32-0 when leading after eight innings.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2015

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–07/06/2015

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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