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Louis Reinhart (Family Photo)

Cubs Give 100-Year-Old Fan Second Chance To Deliver Game Ball

On Opening Day this year, to celebrate his 100th birthday, Louis Reinhart and his family traveled 145 miles from Metamora to Wrigley Field to present the game ball, but they arrived too late due to unforeseen traffic.

04/21/2014

Wrigley Field's scoreboard.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Gray Day Won’t Dampen Cubs’ Spirits At Home Opener

It’s a big day for the Chicago Cubs, and as long as the rain holds off this afternoon, the weather won’t wash away fans’ excitement for the team’s home opener, and the start of a yearlong commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.

04/04/2014

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CTA Backtracks On Plan To Close Wrigleyville ‘L’ Stop On Cubs’ Opening Day

A customer alert that was posted Thursday afternoon on the CTA website said Red Line trains would bypass Addison northbound between 10:50 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Friday, despite the 1:20 p.m. Opening Day start.

04/03/2014

We learned via a comment on our Facebook page that Heather did say yes.

Words Matter: A White Sox Opening Day Proposal

Hopeless romantic “Mike” on Monday offered his hand in marriage to “Heather”–proposing to spend one day a year with her for the rest of his life.

03/31/2014

(Credit: Scott Olson/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

City Wants Cubs, Sox Fans To Be Ready For Changes In 2014

Opening Day is next week for the White Sox and the Cubs, so Chicago police and each team’s alderman were reaching out to fans Friday to prepare them for a few changes in store this year.

03/28/2014

ATLANTA - JULY 26: At Turner Field, a poster honors #44 Hank Aaron and his career with the Braves (1954-1974), on July 26, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Iannone: Top 5 Baseball Opening Day Moments

Some opening day moments changed baseball forever, others are just really cool. Here’s one man’s top five.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Donnie Murphy. (Getty Images)

Door Opens For Olt As Rangers Claim Murphy From Cubs

Donnie Murphy is off to Texas, creating playing time at third base and second base.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Castro ‘Close’ To Being Ready In Return From Hamstring Injury

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro believes he’s on pace to play Opening Day.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2014

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Baffoe: Ranking The Best Days On The Sports Calendar

The first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament is great, but is it the best day on the sports calendar?

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sox Groundskeeper Confident Field Will Be Ready For Opening Day After Brutal Winter

Opening Day for the White Sox is two weeks away. So, will U.S. Cellular Field’s playing surface be ready after this harsh winter?

03/17/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Castro Hopes To Play This Week

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro says he’s 80 percent healthy.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

Chris Sale. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Levine: Sale Throws At Top Form In Cactus League Opener

Chris Sale retired eight of the nine Dodgers he faced Friday in his first action.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Budweiser, Ozzie Smith Petition To Make Opening Day A National Holiday

The petition needs 100,000 signatures in 30 days for the White House to formally respond.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: No Movement On Long-Term Deal For Samardzija, Who Tries To Raise Game

Jeff Samardzija wants to be paid like an ace, so he’s got his sights set on being a star.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Will Start Season In Minors

Javier Baez still needs to work on his defense and become more refined before becoming a regular at Wrigley.

670 The Score–02/18/2014

Fans bundle up at the White Sox home opener.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Should MLB Avoid Games In Chilly Chicago On Opening Day?

As much as I like the idea of Chicago being part of baseball’s Opening Day festivities, the notion of MLB scheduling a later home start for both the Cubs and White Sox each year definitely does have its appeal.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

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

Dayan Viciedo

Rongey: Never Say Never When It Comes To White Sox

I’ll spare you my opening-day gush of excitement.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2013

Wrigley Field

Cubs Set Opening Day 25-Man Roster

With hours to spare, the Cubs officially set their 25-man roster for Opening Day.

670 The Score–04/01/2013

Paul Konerko and Starlin Castro. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Baffoe: Loving And Hating The White Sox And Cubs In 2013

Here are three reasons each to love and hate the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs respectively in 2013.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2013

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