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The Big PictureMost of the mainstream media has been treating the news that Robert Redford will be at Wrigley Field, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs March 31 home opener, as a feel-good story. After all, it was Redford......
About Last NightEmmy Rossum discusses "Shameless" at the 2011 Winter Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California on January 14, 2011. (REUTERS/Gus Ruelas) Emmy Rossum, in town filming Showtime's "Shameless," had brunch at Meli Cafe & Juice...
About Last NightErnie Banks' birthday cake from Eli's Cheesecake at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse on January 29, 2011. (Luis Arroyave/Chicago Tribune) The bad news is Ernie Banks took a tumble in front of everyone at his 80th birthday party at Harry Caray‚Äôs...
Cubs legend Ernie Banks spent an hour with the WGN Sports Night crew on April 7, 2011, to talk about his career, Billy Williams, recognition for his efforts to promote civil rights, and Kap's skills as a shortstop. Check out the pictures and listen to the...
Tags: Billy Williams, Athletes, Human Interest, WGN
Tribune reportersThere was no shortage of hoopla as President Barack Obama† returned home Thursday for the first time since formally announcing his re-election bid, as he used using past and present stars of his playoff-bound favorite Chicago Bulls to cap an evening of...
With the hockey season having come to its joyful conclusion, it is time to turn our attentions to those other professional athletes laboring in sunshine on spacious green fields on the city's North and South sides. These would be baseball players, and if...
Tribune Media GroupCelebrities are cashing in on their fame by designing clothes, concocting fragrances, writing books and creating fine art. For those shopping for the celebrity obsessed, it has never been easier. Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove and Naperville...
Ron Santo, who was beloved in Chicago as a Cubs third baseman and broadcaster but was never was able to gain entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, died Thursday night at an Arizona hospital of complications from bladder cancer. He was 70. Santo had...
The lasting legacy of Ron Santo — aside from the 342 home runs and five Gold Glove awards, the millions he helped raise for charities and the laughter he provided with his inimitable grunts and groans during Cubs broadcasts — might be the...
IndySportsNationAs the rain clouds started to roll over Ben Davis High School on Tuesday afternoon, the Giants public address announcer let out a little humor. "Has anyone ever seen the movie Groundhog's Day? For the third time, welcome to Ben Davis High School a for...
Tags: Ben Davis, Chicago Cubs, Sports, Softball
WatchdogMy recent blog and Facebook posts on memorable TV cameos in which jocks play themselves yielded plenty of input, including some oddball appearances I had not been aware of - or conveniently forgot for the sake of my mental......
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