Should pitchers be using fastballs as a form of retaliation? Would it be best for Chicago Cubs fans if their team didn’t end up winning the World Series…ever? And what’s making boxing more popular at universities around the country? Rachel Bachman and Craig Calcaterra join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”
Most sports fans choose their teams as kids. But what if you never followed sports growing up? Is it still possible to become a fan later in life? Independent producer Jake Smith spent the summer trying to become a White Sox supporter.
After reports that 14 NFL teams received money from the Department of Defense and National Guard for staging on-field tributes to soldiers and veterans, the U.S. House condemned “paid-for patriotism.” Michael Cygan is a veteran who was honored at a sporting event, and he joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in.
Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died last week. The passing of “Mr. Cub” offered Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg the opportunity to reflect on his own career.
With manager Joe Maddon and ace Jon Lester on board, the Cubs may be in the running for their first division title since 2008. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch assesses the team’s chances — and explains why he may never be able to return to his hometown.
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.
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.
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.
An excerpt from “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred” by George Will.
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.