1. Blackhawks Alumni and College Hockey Proving Chicago Is Hockey City Once Again

    Shortly after the Chicago Blackhawks won their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history, the staff of the Chicago Tribune wrote a book chronicling the 2013 Blackhawks championship season...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 27 days ago 2,056 reads 3 comments

  2. A Cubs Fan's Tribute to the Legendary Ernie Banks

    To some people, being a dedicated fan of the Chicago Cubs can seem like a struggle at times. Years—even generations—have come and gone without experiencing the long-coveted celebration of a Cubs World Series championship...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 1 month ago 653 reads 3 comments

  3. Breaking Down the Chicago Cubs' Trade for Dexter Fowler

    Hopefully, Luis Valbuena will look back at his time at the 2015 Cubs Convention with fond memories. He may or may not have known at the time, but it was his last hurrah in a Chicago Cubs uniform...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 1 month ago 14,219 reads 13 comments

  4. Why White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Should Be in the Hall of Fame

    Just four years after World War II ended and two years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, Minnie Minoso made his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians ...

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  5. 3 Most Important Moves the Cubs Need to Make Entering the New Year

    Though 2015 doesn't officially begin until January 1, the Chicago Cubs have already kicked off their 2015 by making a huge splash in free agency and a few trades during the 2014-15 offseason...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 2 months ago 15,894 reads 23 comments

  6. Why the Chicago Cubs Are Not World Series Contenders for 2015

    There's a warm cheer sweeping throughout the city of Chicago this week, but it's not the holiday season. It's baseball. Forget the summer of 2014. December is the highlight of the Chicago Cubs ' 2014 season by far...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 3 months ago 5,931 reads 8 comments

  7. Why the Cubs Should Not Sign James Shields

    Although the end of the 2014 World Series means the official end of baseball season, Wednesday's finale brings about the beginning of plenty of excitement and drama to the north side of Chicago...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 4 months ago 8,107 reads 7 comments

  8. 5 Top Prospects That the Chicago Cubs Can Trade

    Despite not fielding a winning team since 2009, Chicago Cubs fans are excited about their team's future...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 4 months ago 7,493 reads 5 comments

  9. Complete 2014-15 Chicago Cubs Offseason Preview and Predictions

    The 2014 Chicago Cubs season has officially come to an end with few surprises throughout the season. The team finished in last place, the team's top prospects progressed through ...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 5 months ago 52,797 reads 44 comments

  10. Why Don Mattingly Should Not Have Benched Yasiel Puig for NLDS Game 4

    Money certainly can buy you everything. But apparently, $238 million won't buy you a World Series ring...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 5 months ago 1,344 reads 0 comments

  11. Predicting the Consequences of the Chicago Cubs' 2014 Season

    Shortly after the Ricketts family purchased the Chicago Cubs for $845 million in 2009, they made a bold promise to Cubs fans: the team would win a World Series under their ownership...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 5 months ago 3,598 reads 6 comments

  12. Why the Cubs Final Home Game Is More Than Just the End of Wrigley Field's Season

    When the final out is recorded on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, it's more than just the game ending. It's even more than just the Cubs ' home season ending. It's the end of an era...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 5 months ago 5,750 reads 8 comments

  13. Chicago Cubs 2014 All-Prospect Team

    Unfortunately for fans of the Chicago Cubs , it has become increasingly difficult to find many positive reviews about their 2014 season. Look no further, Cubs fans...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 6 months ago 2,035 reads 0 comments

  14. Why the Chicago Cubs Could Be Legitimate Contenders by 2016

    Just a year before the Chicago Cubs ' infamous collapse after coming within five outs of a trip to the World Series, the Lovable Losers on the North Side were pitiful. Awful. Humiliating...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 6 months ago 5,995 reads 6 comments

  15. Cubs Grades at the 2014 Three-Quarter Mark

    It won't be long until MLB lists the elimination number for each team in the standings. It also won't be long until that number is zero for the Chicago Cubs . Not that it's a huge surprise for fans of the Cubs...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 7 months ago 3,841 reads 8 comments

  16. What Cubs Fans Must Remember About Javier Baez's Call-Up

    August 4, 2014 may go down as one of the most memorable off-days in Cubs history. As Cubs fans around the country slept in preparation for Monday, Javier Baez was getting one of the best wake-up calls of his life...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 7 months ago 1,637 reads 2 comments

  17. Cubs Prospects Sure to Make a Splash in 2015

    Regardless of what happens in the remainder of the 2014 season, Cubs fans should feel confident about the future of their lovable losers. Heck, the team may even be able to shed the nickname "lovable losers" in due time...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 7 months ago 10,494 reads 21 comments

  18. Forget the Record, Cubs Fans Should Be Pleased with the State of the Cubs

    Despite the team's 41-58 record, fans of the Chicago Cubs have quite a few things to be excited about for the remainder of the 2014 season. Yes, that's right. Be excited for the future, Cubs fans...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 7 months ago 5,106 reads 19 comments

  19. Cubs' Checklist for the 2nd Half of 2014

    As June turns to July, teams around the MLB prepare themselves for the second half of the 2014 season. While some teams aim to make small boosts for a playoff push, other teams look to make moves to pay off in the future...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 8 months ago 2,621 reads 1 comments

  20. Why the Chicago Cubs Should Trade 2B Darwin Barney

    While it's true that defense wins championships, that phrase is only valid to an extent. Despite winning a Gold Glove in 2012 and being a finalist for the award in 2013, second baseman Darwin Barney 's defense isn't enough for the Chicago Cubs ...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 8 months ago 9,113 reads 29 comments

  21. Cubs Prospects Who Should Be Called Up in the Second Half

    Cubs fans haven't had much to watch at the major league level in 2014, but the stellar performances of a number of Cubs prospects have given fans around the country something positive to talk about...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 8 months ago 9,968 reads 18 comments

  22. Why the Cubs Should Not Call Up 3B Prospect Kris Bryant...Yet

    There has always been a bit of irony in being a Cubs fan. Although the team hasn't won a World Series since the year that Henry Ford produced the Model T , the Cubs are still the No...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 9 months ago 5,255 reads 7 comments

  23. Where Does Corey Crawford Rank Against the Most Elite After Four Seasons?

    Arguably the most scrutinized athlete in Chicago right now, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford feels more than just the weight of his gear each time he steps on the ice...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 9 months ago 3,278 reads 16 comments

  24. Grading Each Chicago Cubs Position Player Entering June

    One quarter of the way into the MLB season, the Chicago Cubs have already settled into the 5-slot of the National League Central, standing at a 21-34 record...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 9 months ago 2,773 reads 6 comments

  25. 5 Things We Learned About the Cubs Through the First 4 Weeks of 2014

    As the Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field on Wednesday, Cubs fans around the country will rejoice in the fact that they have...well, something to rejoice...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 10 months ago 3,361 reads 12 comments