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  1. Experience the reward for Chicago's Stars

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This combined tale of one city's teams in the 83rd All-Star Game is highlighted by first-time appearances from Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Chicago Cubs outfielder/first baseman Bryan LaHair. Although none of the s...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  2. LaHair chose Cubs chance over Japan

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bryan LaHair's long road to Tuesday's All-Star Game would have taken a detour East if not for an intervention by Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein last winter. "I was on my way to play in Japan this year," said LaHair, who wi...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  3. NL teammates happy for LaHair

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The rags-to-riches story of a ball player who spends a lifetime in the minors and other obscure baseball outposts before making it to the major leagues has already been the subject of numerous books and movies. The Chicago Cubs ha...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  4. Podcast: Bryan LaHair on his All-Star nod

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair joins Carmen, Jurko and Harry to discuss his surprise All-Star selection. Click here for more podcasts from ESPN Chicago....

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  5. Castro thought All-Star chances were dashed

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- It seems that everybody was certain Starlin Castro had made the National League All-Star team except for Starlin Castro. As Sunday morning turned to afternoon, the Cubs shortstop had lost hope. Apparently last season former manager Mik...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  6. Podsednik, LaHair stuck to their dreams

    Bruce Levine

    Perseverance is word often used to point out the depth of what the human spirit can drive a person to become. In the case of both Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair and Boston Red Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik, a love of baseball and a belief i...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  7. Timing, roster space key to Rizzo's debut

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The eventual promotion of first baseman Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs' top prospect, to the major league club will be predicated by time and space. The right time can be at whatever point the Cubs' organization feels Rizzo has lear...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  8. Walk-off loss has Cubs looking for answers

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- The Cubs have lost twice as many games as they have won, putting them on pace for the worst record in franchise history. But Thursday's walk-off defeat to Milwaukee had to hurt more than most. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Cub...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 4, Cubs 3 (10)

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in 10 innings on Thursday: HOW IT HAPPENED: Norichika Aoki's second home run of the day beat the Cubs in the 10th inning. Bryan LaHair's pinch-hit home run in the eighth...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  10. Streaking/Slumping: DeJesus gets it done

    Bruce Levine

    STREAKING Alfonso Soriano, left field: This much maligned veteran has played some very good baseball while dealing with a sore left knee all season. Soriano was 8 for 26 in his last eight games with a double and four home runs. While the fan bas...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  11. Streaking/Slumping: Soriano powers up

    Bruce Levine

    STREAKING 1. Alfonso Soriano, LF: Yes, we did find a Cub who had a decent week. Soriano finally found his home run mojo, hitting three during the week after enduring a six-week drought to begin the season. For all the talk about trading or releas...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  12. Could Rizzo promotion displace LaHair?

    Bruce Levine

    The harsh reality of Anthony Rizzo's inevitable ascension to the major leagues dictates that baseball vagabond Bryan LaHair will be faced with changing positions or teams one more time. The 29-year-old first baseman knows that at the very least h...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  13. Video: LaHair 'blessed' to be a Cub

    Bruce Levine

    Tim Kurkjian speaks to Bryan LaHair following his big night at the dish in a win over the Cardinals....

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  14. Streaking/Slumping: Castro speeds it up

    Bruce Levine

    STREAKING 1. Bryan LaHair, 1B: The Cubs' early season MVP continues to put up All-Star numbers and have impressive at-bats, working the count and hitting the ball to the opposite field. LaHair has been on the Streaking list every week of the season....

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  15. Cubs' LaHair undaunted by pressure

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- When a team posts consecutive walkoff wins, the atmosphere in the clubhouse is generally pretty good . When those wins come against your archrival - as was the case following the Cubs 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday -- the mood is ev...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  16. LaHair's coaxed walk set table for winner

    Bruce Levine

    Bryan LaHair has had some big hits during his long professional career. However, his 12-pitch walk to begin the Chicago Cubs' come-from-behind 3-2 ninth-inning win over the St. Louis Cardinals may be the team's most important at-bat thus far this sea...

    Blog | April 24, 2012