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July 26th, 2014

Tim Kurkjian On Theo Epstein And MLB’s Competitive Balance Draft Lottery

The competitive balance lottery was designed to help struggling MLB franchises. So why are the St. Louis Cardinals, winners of two World Series titles in the last decade, being awarded an extra draft pick? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Commentary
July 2nd, 2014

Shades Of 1918: Red Sox And Cubs Meet Again

The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.

Featured Book
March 29th, 2014

‘A Nice Little Place On The North Side’ Chronicles Wrigley’s Role In Cubs’ Struggles

George Will joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “A Nice Little Place on the North Side,” his new book about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which turns 100 this season.

Featured Book
March 28th, 2014

An Excerpt From “A Nice Little Place on the North Side”

An excerpt from “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred” by George Will.

Featured Book
October 5th, 2013

‘From Black Sox To Three-Peats’ Chronicles The History Of Chicago Sports

In ‘From Black Sox To Three-Peats,’ Ron Rapoport has assembled a collection of the best sports writing on Chicago. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.

October 4th, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘From Black Sox To Three-Peats’

An excerpt from “From Black Sox to Three-Peats” by Ron Rapoport.

Feature
June 29th, 2013

Cubs Hope To Give Wrigley Field A Facelift–And A Video Screen

On Thursday, the Chicago Cubs cleared the first of many hurdles in their plan to renovate Wrigley Field. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved some of the team’s proposed changes to the historic ballpark, but delayed voting on a controversial video screen and right field advertising sign. Only A Game’s Karen Given visited Chicago, and she has our story.

Feature
April 20th, 2013
By Ron Schachter

Theo Epstein Hopes To Break Another Curse

While in Boston, Theo Epstein guided the Red Sox to a pair of World Series titles. Now he’s hoping to break another curse with the Chicago Cubs, but it might take some time.

Featured Book
April 6th, 2013

‘Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club': A Wild Decade With The Chicago Cubs

In his new book “Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club,” Roberts Ehrgott tells the wild history of the Chicago Cubs during the 1920s. Ehrgott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Cubs and his book.

Interview
March 23rd, 2013

Preserving Memories In Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field may get a 21st century upgrade – and that’s not sitting well with some Chicago Cubs fans. Chicago Tribune Staff Writer Ron Grossman tells Bill Littlefield he treasures the ballpark as it is – and as it was.

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