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Last month the Chicago Cubs announced a plan for $300 million in renovations to 99-year-old Wrigley Field in an attempt to maximize revenue from the ballpark. But those plans may run afoul of another local, very symbiotic business. Although the Ricketts family, which bought the Cubs in 2009, has said that the money will not come from public sources, it’s another revenue streak that’s raising hackles. Part of the team’s plan is to add strategically placed billboards and perhaps another deck in the outfield, which could potentially block views from buildings across the street. And that is none too popular with the owners of property on Waveland and Sheffield avenues, according to The Wall Street Journal. Although Wrigley Field has long been known for views of the ballpark from across the street in the outfield, it wasn’t until the 1980s that they became big business. Eventually many building owners constructed rooftop bleachers for fans, but more recently that’s given way to another t...
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Dioner Navarro blasted a three-run home run to cap a four-run 1st inning, and Jeff Samardzija and six relievers combined to throw a six hitter, as the Cubs edged the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in the Cubs 2013 Cactus League home opener before a sparse crowd (7,784) this afternoon at cool & blustery Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
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In his latest attempt at a comeback, Chicago Cubs pitcher Dontrelle Willis lasted just seven pitches in a cactus league game on Monday. The left hander made an unscheduled appearance in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and exited the game after just seven pitches, aided off the field with a trainer.
Willis, the runner up for the 2005 NL Cy Young Award was seen pointing to his...
Apparently, CF isn't as loaded as I thought (for my purposes, Soler is a RF, not a CF). There's at least one top 3-5 teamwide prospect in here, and a few ok-ish prospects as well, but it's not a surplus of value like I thought when I started.
File this first under the “this sucks” department, as one of the key Yankees players, Curtis Granderson, is out for about ten weeks after getting plunked on the forearm today. Broken bones take time to heal and the general guess is that Granderson will be out for about a month of the 2013 regular season.
Naturally that didn’t prevent a lot of sportswriters and fans from speculating...
MESA, Ariz. -- Over the past four seasons, 19 major league pitchers have averaged 200 innings or better per season. Only two of them have done it pitching for four different teams: Cy Young winner Cliff Lee and Edwin Jackson.
Jackson's vagabond career takes him to another baseball home for 2013: The Chicago Cubs. This time, he hopes to put down roots.
The Cubs will be his sixth...
Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano open to reunion with New
York Yankees., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/soriano-open-to-return-to-yanks
Former New York Yankee and current Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso
Soriano told the New York Daily News he would consider approving a
trade that would bring him back to the Bronx.