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  1. Yearbook, Dec. 9: Cubs lose (players)

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 9, 1992: We'll let Joey Reaves of the Chicago Tribune start us off: Surely, the Chicago Fire was worse. But that was a long time ago. Right now, for Cubs fans, the loss of Greg Maddux and Andre Dawson seems about the biggest disaster to...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Oct. 26: Sox reverse the curse

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 26, 2005: Lost amid the misery felt by Boston Red Sox fans (until 2004) and Chicago Cubs fans (still) was some profound suffering done by supporters of the Chicago White Sox, who won the World Series in 1917, were stained by the Black Sox scanda...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Oct. 10: Cubs ... in the Series?

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 10, 1945: All right, so it's common knowledge that once, long ago, the Chicago Cubs did in fact play in the World Series. Several of them, actually -- and the last game of the last one came on this day 67 years ago. It didn't end well. With t...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Sept. 15: Gnats attack baseball!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 15, 1946: The Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers got the first game in on this day 66 years ago. But the second half of the doubleheader at Ebbets Field couldn't go the full nine, as swarming gnats forced officials to call things off in the fift...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Sept. 14: MLB season cancelled

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 14, 1994: As a lockout looms over the NHL we remember the day, 18 years ago, when commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball's owners agreed to call off a season that already had lost 34 days to a players strike. It made way for the f...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  6. Turning stadium layouts into colorful prints

    Patrick Dorsey

    If you've ever bought sports tickets, you've almost certainly seen the images: Overhead shots of arenas, parks and stadiums stripped clean of every detail but the outlines. But you probably haven't seen them like this. These are no seating gui...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Sept. 8: McGwire hits No. 62

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 8, 1998: Regardless of the steroid-stained aftermath, little was more thrilling back then than this day 14 years ago and the weeks leading up to it, which saw Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa jockey for position in their chase for Roger Maris' 61-ho...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  8. Yearbook, Aug. 8: Wrigley takes the night

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 8, 1988: On this day 24 years ago, night fell on Chicago's North Side ... and then the baseball started, as Wrigley Field played host to the first after-dark game in its history. The evening didn't last long, however; rain stopped the Chicag...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  9. One from the Night: The Cutch crouch

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made a move but didn't pick up big reinforcements at the trade deadline. However, perhaps the National League wild-card contenders didn't need any. They do, after all, have Andrew McCutchen, whose pre-Chicago Cubs game crouch a...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  10. Morales inspires multihomer inning quiz

    Patrick Dorsey

    On Monday, Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Kendrys Morales achieved one of the rarest of baseball feats: He hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same inning, something that has now happened just three times in Major League history. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  11. Yearbook, July 26: Greg Maddux's 3,000th K

    Patrick Dorsey

    July 26, 2005: On this day seven years ago, underrated strikeout accumulator Greg Maddux -- pitching against the San Francisco Giants while with the Chicago Cubs -- tallied his 3,000th K. He celebrated accordingly....

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  12. A look at soccer inside MLB stadiums

    Patrick Dorsey

    This weekend starts a wave of big-time international soccer exhibitions at Major League Baseball stadiums. Saturday it's England's Liverpool versus Toronto F.C. at the Blue Jays' Rogers Centre. On Sunday, it's England power and UEFA Champions Leag...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  13. Shot of the Day: Quarterback and receiver

    Patrick Dorsey

    As first reported here, baseball is back! And football's not too far behind it. On Saturday we saw a melding of the two, as Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija -- himself a former high-level football player -- watched Chicago Bears quarterback J...

    Blog | July 14, 2012
  14. Shot of the Day: Red Sox visit Theo Epstein

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's action, one great photo from the day ... For the first time since leaving Boston for the North Side of Chicago, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein came face-to-face with his former players from the Boston Red Sox...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  15. Playbook's no-hitter pics (now with Cain!)

    Patrick Dorsey

    In 2005, zero major league baseball pitchers threw no-hitters. Since then -- including Wednesday night's perfect game from Matt Cain -- 22 no-hitters have been thrown. We won't speculate as to why -- better pitching, lesser hitting, statistical...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  16. Fan writing Cubs blog -- as a comic strip

    Patrick Dorsey

    So you're a baseball fan. And you want to blog about your favorite team. But you're afraid nobody will catch on -- there are lots and lots of baseball blogs out there, after all, many of them written by pros. What do you do? Chicago Cubs fan J...

    Blog | June 07, 2012