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ITL: Rookie of the Year trivia
Henry Rowengartner, also known as Thomas Ian Nicholas, went to the Chicago river to quiz people on Rookie of the Year.
Blackhawks react to Marian Hossa's condition
At the 2017 Blackhawks Convention, players reacted to the sad situation involving Marian Hossa.
Cubs bullpen implodes in loss to Cardinals
The Cubs bullpen didn't have it on Friday, giving up seven runs in one inning to the Cardinals.
Wake-up Call: Cubs targeting Yu?; Yoan produces for Sox
Here are the top Chicago sports stories from a Friday:  Will Cubs add another ace? Report says North Siders interested in Yu Darvish [1] Yoan Moncada 'relieved' to get first White Sox hit out of way [2]...
Maddon has not seen anything like Cubs pitching implosions
In three of the last five Wrigley Field games, the Cubs have allowed at least seven runs in an inning...including Friday's tough-to-swallow loss to the Cardinals.
Second half won't be all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows
With the NL Central standings suddenly bunched up, Friday's loss to the Cardinals was a reminder it won't be all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows for the Cubs in the second half.
Maddon: 'We played a good game of baseball today'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon addresses the media following a Cubs 11-4 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals Friday afternoon
Arrieta: 'Give our guys some credit'
Jake Arrieta addresses the media after an 11-4 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals Friday afternoon
Willson Contreras: King of the bat flip
Willson Contreras unleashed an epic bat flip in the Cubs-Cardinals game Friday.
Quintana admits being bothered by trade rumors
Jose Quintana spoke to the Cubs media Friday and acknowledged the constant trade rumors surrounding him this year have affected him in a negative way.
Maddon provides injury updates on Bryant, Hendricks
Joe Maddon discusses when both Kris Bryant and Kyle Hendricks may return to the lineup for the Cubs.
Maddon updates Bryant, Hendricks injuries
Joe Maddon updated the status of injured third baseman Kris Bryant and injured starter Kyle Hendricks ahead of this weekend's series.
Quintana excited for first Cubs start at Wrigley
Jose Quintana wants to simply continue doing his job as he prepares for his first Cubs start at Wrigley Field.
Cubs interested in adding Yu Darvish?
They just made a huge trade for Jose Quintana, but could the Cubs look to add another ace in the form of Yu Darvish?
DeJesus: Healthy competition between starters
Kelly Crull and David DeJesus break down the Cubs quick turnaround and how they can still improve.
STL: Previewing this weekend's Cubs-Cardinals series
The SportsTalk Live discusses this weekend's series between the Cubs and Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
Maddon's prime-time message: 'Help or die'
Joe Maddon will join NBC News' "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" to discuss immigrant assimilation in his hometown of Hazleton. 
Cubs are becoming Willson Contreras' team
Even if the Cubs add a veteran catcher before the trade deadline, it will be backing up Willson Contreras, who's rapidly making this his team.
The NL Central race has escalated quickly
The race in the National League Central has escalated quickly, as the Cubs are just a game out of first place and could take over first place as soon as this weekend.
Cubs Talk Podcast: State of Cubs-Cardinals rivalry
St. Louis Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold stops by to chat with CSN's Patrick Mooney about the landscape of the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry on the latest Cubs Talk Podcast.
Wake-up Call: Moncada's Sox debut; Cubs all-in?
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, Yoan Moncada makes his highly-anticipated White Sox debut against the Dodgers.
Cubs Morning Update: Winning streak reaches six games
In today's edition of the Cubs Morning Update, Mike Montgomery lifted the club past the Braves to complete the sweep and pick up their sixth straight victory.
SportsTalk Live: Should head-first slides be banned?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether head-first slides should be banned after Kris Bryant suffers an injury scare.
The Cubs clubhouse sent Theo Epstein a message to stay aggressive before the deadline after winning six straight out of the All-Star break.
Road Ahead: Cubs head home riding winning streak
On this week's Honda Road Ahead, Kelly Crull and David DeJesus discuss the Cubs' upcoming homestand.
Cubs PGL: Offense swinging some big sticks
The Cubs PGL crew discuss how hot the offense has been after the All-Star break.
Cubs PGL: Bryant sprains finger against Braves
The Cubs PGL crew discuss Kris Bryant injuring his finger after sliding into third base against the Braves on Wednesday.
The Cubs are destroying the hell out of opposing pitchers right now
Javy Baez and Co. are obliterating opposing pitchers to start the second half of the 2017 campaign.
Kris Bryant injures hand on slide
Kris Bryant injured his hand sliding headfirst into third base Wednesday morning against the Braves.
Freakout avoided...for now
Kris Bryant was forced to come out of Wednesday's game with a hand injury, prompting a freakout that has been quelled by good news.
Quintana will not start against White Sox
The Cubs have shuffled around their starting rotation, meaning Jose Quintana will completely miss the Crosstown series against the White Sox.
Cubs Morning Update: Lackey extends team's winning streak
The Cubs beat the Braves 5-1 for a fifth straight win.
Cubs Postgame Live: Lackey solid, win streak continues
The Cubs beat the Braves 5-1 behind a solid start from John Lackey.
Rookie of the Year trivia with Thomas Ian Nicholas
Rookie of the Year lead actor Thomas Ian Nicholas goes around Chicago to ask trivia questions about the movie.
In The Loop: JD answers whether hot dog is a sandwich
Cubs broadcaster Jim Deshaies joins In The Loop to discuss whether a hot dog is a sandwich or not.
SportsTalk Live: Should Cubs be worried about Wade Davis?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether the Cubs should be worried about closer Wade Davis.
SportsTalk Live: Can the Cubs sustain this momentum?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about the Cubs' current four-game winning streak.
STL Podcast: Do the Cubs need help in the bullpen?
Rich Campbell, Ben Finfer and Mark Carman join Mark Schanowski to talk Cubs bullpen, Bears training camp and Jimmy Butler.
The message the Cubs sent in not trading Schwarber
In not trading Kyle Schwarber in last week's deal for Jose Quintana, the Cubs sent a message about their belief in the struggling slugger.
Maddon explains catching rotation with Contreras, Caratini
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks through his thought process of when he is playing catcher Victor Caratini and gives his view on replay technology.
Eddie Butler sent to Triple-A
The Cubs sent Eddie Butler to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, making room for John Lackey's return from the disabled list.
Cubs Morning Update: Cubs survive tense ninth inning
The Cubs hung on to beat the Braves 4-3 in Atlanta while leaving the bases loaded in the ninth.
Wake-up Call: Lester dominates; Soupy retires
On today's Wake-up Call, we break down Lester's strong outing and Brian Campbell retiring.
Wake-up Call: Lester, Quintana form one-two punch; Soupy retires
Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Monday:  Jon Lester and Jose Quintana give Cubs a one-two punch for this pennant race and beyond [1] Al Leiter's advice to Michael Kopech could transform him...
Hendricks 'much more confident' in second rehab start
Kyle Hendricks talks about his rehab start for AA Tennessee in which he pitched five perfect innings.
Hendricks perfect in rehab start
Kyle Hendricks pitched five perfect innings in a rehab start and the AA Tennesse Smokies were two outs away from a perfect game.
In The Loop: Kap and Haugh you be the judge
The guys debate who will fair better from the Jose Quintana trade, and how it will change both franchises in the future
SportsTalk Live: Quintana makes great first Cubs impression
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Jose Quintana's fantastic Cubs debut where he struck out 12 in a Cubs win
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Which looks better now, Cubs World Series chances or White Sox rebuild?
David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Nick Friedell (ESPN 1000) and Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report) join Kap on the panel.
Dillon Maples could be X-factor for Cubs
Dillon Maples has worked his way up to Triple-A Iowa and could provide a boost to the Cubs bullpen, writes Patrick Mooney. 
MLB Power Rankings: Cubs making moves
With the second half of the MLB season underway, see who the MVP has been for each team in 2017.
A one-two punch
The Cubs are feeling the bounce from the blockbuster trade with the White Sox and hope Jon Lester and Jose Quintana can carry the team to the promised land.
Battle for the Chicago Sports Throne
With the Game of Thrones season premiere debuting, the In The Loop crew took a look at which Chicago sports athlete would hold the Chicago Sports Throne.
3M Playing it Safe: Putting Quintana's debut in perspective
Jose Quintana was the first Cub pitcher to strike out 12 or more batters in his debut since Matt Garza in 2011.
Wake Up Call: Quintana stars in debut; White Sox get swept
Jose Quintana struck out 12 Orioles in his first start with the Cubs while the White Sox got swept by the Mariners.
Cubs Morning Update: Quintana dazzles in debut
Jose Quintana struck out 12 in his Cubs debut, which closed out a sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore.
'We are back'
Willson Contreras didn't shy away on Sunday, declaring that the Cubs were back after completing a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. 
Maddon: Quintana could provide huge boost
Joe Maddon, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras discuss Jose Quintana's huge performance in a win over the Orioles.
Willson Contreras: 'We are back'
Willson Contreras and the Cubs discuss the mood after sweeping the Orioles.
Quintana on dominant outing, run support
Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana discusses his brilliant first outing with the Cubs.
Just as advertised
Jose Quintana looked every bit the part of an ace on Sunday afternoon, shutting down the Orioles for seven innings in his Cubs debut.
Numbers behind Quintana's brilliant Cubs debut
Jose Quintana impressed in his Cubs debut, pitching seven scoreless innings. 
Will Lackey be pitching for his job?
Will John Lackey be the odd man out after the Cubs acquired Jose Quintana? Yeah, that's not going to be an easy conversation to have.
Arrieta on returning to familiar places in Baltimore
Jake Arrieta talked about his return to Baltimore after the Cubs beat the Orioles 10-3.
Arrieta: The All-Star break came at a good time for us
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta talked about his start and his hopes for the rest of the season after the Cubs won 10-3 in Baltimore.
Maddon: Arrieta was missing then 'got on a nice roll'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talked about Jake Arrieta and Hector Rondon after the Cubs beat the Orioles 10-3.
Wake-up Call: Arrieta strong in return to Baltimore; Sox not flinching at trade rumors
Jake Arrieta had a strong start in Baltimore and spoke confidently about the rest of the season while the White Sox continued to deal with trade rumors.
Arrieta: ‘If I have to leave, I don’t want to leave without another ring’
Jake Arrieta opened the second half of his season with a solid start and a win and has high expectations for the rest of his season before he enters free agency.
Lester on Quintana: 'The nice thing is he's here until 2020'
Jon Lester breaks down the Crosstown Blockbuster, which sent Jose Quintana to the Cubs.
Lester breaks down Quintana trade
Jon Lester discussed how the Jose Quintana deal can boost the Cubs this year and in years to come. 
Maddon knows it's time to start pushing harder
Joe Maddon has been careful about overusing his bullpen too early, but the manager thinks now is the right time to start extending guys. 
Cubs trying to ‘become the team that everyone loves again’
The Cubs beat the Orioles to open the second half, but may need more reinforcements to more closely resemble the quality of last year's team.
In The Loop: Kaplan, DeJesus on Cubs adding Quintana
David Kaplan and David DeJesus join Luke Stuckmeyer and Leila Rahimi to talk about what Jose Quintana joining the Cubs means for the team.
Schwarber: 'The first half is a wash for me'
Kyle Schwarber and Addison Russell talk about the wild 9-8 win against the Orioles.
Postgame Live: Cubs outlast Orioles
The Cubs blew an 8-0 lead late, only to be saved in the top of the ninth by an Addison Russell solo home run that would eventually be the game-winner in a 9-8 win in Baltimore.
Russell's blast saves Cubs in Baltimore
After the Cubs blew an 8-0 lead, Addison Russell saved the day with a tie-breaking home run in the ninth inning to start the second half with a win.
Why Cubs see Quintana as a game-changer
The Cubs' acquisition of Jose Quintana gave the 2017 team a shot in the arm. And it provided a pillar of reliability for seasons down the road.
Another big deal coming for Cubs?
Is Theo Epstein working on another big deal after the blockbuster Jose Quintana trade? The Cubs president responded: "Ask wetbutt."
Watch: Cubs smack back-to-back jacks
The Cubs started the second half with a bang Friday, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber smacking back-to-back jacks in the first inning.
Contreras, Schwarber hit back-to-back jacks in first inning
Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber hit back-to-back jacks in the first inning of Friday night's game against the Orioles in Baltimore.
SportsTalk Live: 'The deal was a blockbuster'
The panel discusses the Jose Quintana trade and the implications it will have going forward for both sides
SportsTalk Live: Len Kasper weighs in on trades and rumors
Len Kasper discusses the Quintana trade and the circumstances leading up to the completion of the trade, and trade rumors going forward to be aware of
SportsTalk Live: Sonny Gray rumors
The panel discusses the rumors that the Cubs are very interested in Sonny Gray and what it will take to trade for him
SportsTalk Live Podcast: What's next for the Cubs and Sox after the Quintana trade?
On this week's episode, Fred Huebner (ESPN1000 Chicago), Kevin Fishbain (Chicago Bears writer) and Jason Goch (SB Nation) join Kap on the panel to talk about the Jose Quintana trade.
Quintana 'a good dude,' Cubs excited to have him
Chicago Cubs give their reactions to the acquisition of Jose Quintana in a trade with the Chicago White Sox
Theo: 'our position player guys will be here for many years'
Theo Epstein discusses the Cubs strategy going forward with regards to free agency and trades
Quintana: 'I'm so excited to be here with this team'
New Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana talks about getting traded from the White Sox to the Cubs ahead of Friday's game against the Orioles in Baltimore.
9 intriguing Cubs stats from the first half of 2017
CSN's stat guru Chris Kamka breaks down nine of the most interesting numbers from the first half of the 2017 Cubs season.
Reports emerge indicating Cubs are going after Sonny Gray even after Quintana blockbuster
Even after acquiring Jose Quintana, the Cubs may not be done yet, with Oakland A's ace Sonny Gray reportedly in their line of sight right now.
Proof that Jose Quintana may be the most underrated pitcher in baseball
Definitive proof that Jose Quintana should be considered among the game's very best pitchers.
What the Cubs starting rotation looks like with Jose Quintana in the fold
The Cubs have set their rotation for the second half, with Jose Quintana now in the mix.
Shirtless Anthony Rizzo helps 'The Handmaid's Tale" and Elisabeth Moss celebrate 13 Emmy nominations
"The Handmaid's Tale" star Elisabeth Moss found out about her Emmy nominations thanks in small part to the face of the Cubs franchise.
Wake-up Call: Cubs, White Sox team up on blockbuster deal
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, the Cubs and White Sox teammed up to make a blockbuster trade that sent Jose Quintana to the North Side.
In The Loop: Reddit users hint to Jose Quintana trade
Reddit users Wetbutt23 and KatyPerrysBootyHole hinted at a possible Jose Quintana trade to the Cubs the night before it happened.
In The Loop: Facebook reacts to Jose Quintana trade
Facebook reacts to the Cubs-White Sox trade involving Jose Quintana and top MLB prospect Eloy Jimenez.
In The Loop: List of crosstown deals
Taking a look at the list of other Chicago crosstown deals amid the Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs and White Sox.
SportsTalk Live: Jed Hoyer discusses Jose Quintana trade
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer joins SportsTalk Live to discuss the team acquiring Jose Quintana from the White Sox.
SportsTalk Live: Cubs, White Sox make blockbuster deal
The SportsTalk Live panel reacts to the Cubs and White Sox making a blockbuster deal involving Jose Quintana and No. 1 prospect Eloy Jimenez.
STL Podcast: Breaking down the blockbuster Quintana trade
On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel talks about the shocking trade of Jose Quintana, who's headed to the North Side of Chicago.
Sox asked for Bryant in Sale talks
As part of the Jose Quintana blockbuster aftermath, Theo Epstein dropped another bombshell - the White Sox hoped to pry Kris Bryant away from the Cubs over the winter.
Theo on trade with Sox: I thought it was surprisingly easy
Theo Epstein discusses negotiations with the White Sox for Jose Quintana.
Podcast: The aftermath of Cubs' shocking trade for Jose Quintana
The CSNChicago.com team reacts to the Cubs trading for Jose Quintana on the latest podcast, including sound from Theo Epstein and more.
Cubs keep World Series core intact
The Cubs made a megadeal to acquire a long-term starting pitcher, but did not have to give up Kyle Schwarber or anybody from their World Series core.
Wetbutt23 and KatyPerrysBootyHole: The Reddit users who scooped the baseball world in Quintana-to-Cubs trade
The Cubs traded for Jose Quintana Thursday morning, but before the baseball world had the story, a pair of unlikely heroes broke the news on Reddit.
Are the Cubs done after Quintana trade?
Are the Cubs done trading after the Jose Quintana deal? Patrick Mooney weighs in.
Quintana's fit with Cubs
Patrick Mooney explains Jose Quintana's fit in the Cubs rotation in 2017 and beyond.
Jeff Passan reacts to blockbuster Jose Quintana trade
Yahoo Sports' Jeff passan joins Chris Boden and Tony Andracki to discuss the Jose Quintana trade between the Cubs and White Sox.
Theo delivers with Quintana trade
Once again, Theo Epstein delivered for the Cubs, acquiring an affordable, controllable front-line starter in Jose Quintana.
Chicago baseball as a whole won the Jose Quintana trade
Tony Andracki and Chris Boden talk about who won the Jose Quintana trade. The answer? Everyone in Chicago baseball.
Patrick Mooney breaks down blockbuster Jose Quintana trade
CSN Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney breaks down Thursday's blockbuster deal sending Jose Quintana from the White Sox to the Cubs.
The Cubs-White Sox blockbuster makes perfect sense for everybody involved
The Cubs, White Sox and all of Chicago came out as winners in the latest blockbuster trade.
Quintana trade comes 25 years after last huge Cubs-Sox swap
Thursday's trade sending Jose Quintana to the Cubs comes 25 years after the last time the Chicago teams made a huge deal.
Why Quintana trade is a home run for both Cubs and White Sox
CSN's Tony Andracki breaks down why the Jose Quintana deal is a home run for both the Cubs and White Sox.
The most surprising part of the Jose Quintana trade isn't what you'd expect
The White Sox and Cubs pulled off a massive trade under an incredibly well-executed cloak of secrecy. 
Crosstown blockbuster
In a shocking move, the White Sox and Cubs made a blockbuster trade, sending Jose Quintana to the North Side in exchange for four prospects.
Throwback Thursday: What the Wrigley Field concession menu looked like in 1970
Take a look at the 1970 Wrigley Field concession menu, which features insanely low prices on food, autographs and more.
Sammy Sosa has changed his appearance yet again and the internet is freaking out
Sammy Sosa's look has undergone some really, really odd changes since he's retired from baseball and the internet can't deal.
Henry Rowengartner surprises fans on streets of Chicago
Watch as actor Thomas Ian Nicholes, known as Henry Rowengartner from his role in 'Rookie of the Year,' surprises fans on the streets of Chicago while wearing his Cubs gear.
Bill Murray accepts Cubs' ESPY for Best Moment, continues to celebrate World Series win
Actor Bill Murray accepted the Cubs' ESPY award for Best Moment, and then continued the Cubs' World Series celebration.
Thomas Ian Nicholas' favorite memory from Rookie of the Year
Thomas Ian Nicholas talks about his favorite memory from the movie Rookie of the Year.
SportsTalk Live: Cano takes Davis deep in MLB All-Star Game
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Wade Davis giving up a game-winning homer in the All-Star Game, and whether it's a sign of things to come for the Cubs in the second half.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Wade Davis takes the L for the NL in the MLB All-Star Game
On this episode, the guys debate how entertaining the new format of the MLB All-Star game is and the biggest storylines for the upcoming Bears season.
SportsTalk Live: Comparing Kris Bryant to Derek Jeter
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about the recent Kris Bryant and Derek Jeter comparisons.
Cubs Talk Podcast: Revisiting the whole dynasty idea
Cubs coach Mike Borzello joins the latest Cubs Talk Podcast with Patrick Mooney, providing a fresh perspective on the Cubs as a dynasty. 
Will Cubs clubhouse unite or collapse?
The second half of the season begins in Baltimore on Friday, where the Cubs will either start to finally click or continue this slow-motion collapse.
Four years ago today, the course of the Cubs franchise changed forever
Check out photos and video of Kris Bryant's first day with the Chicago Cubs franchise from back in 2013.
Davis gives up game-winning homer in MLB ASG
Wade Davis allowed a rare homer in Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game, and suffered the loss as the AL went on to win 2-1 in 10 innings.
Maddon: 'The pitching was outstanding'
Joe Maddon talks about the American League's 2-1 win over the National League on Tuesday night at the All-Star Game.
Wake-up Call: AL beats NL in 10 innings in Miami
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, the American League beat the National League 2-1 in 10 innings in Miami.
In The Loop: Cubs coaching staff well-represented at ASG
The Cubs coaching staff talks about soaking in the MLB All-Star Game.
In The Loop: Is Kris Bryant the next Derek Jeter?
The fans vote on which player will finish with a better MLB career: Kris Bryant or Derek Jeter.
World Series odds: Vegas hasn't lost faith in Cubs
Vegas hasn't lost faith in the Cubs. According to Bovada, the Cubs have an 8-to-1 odds to win the World Series.
Could Wrigley Field soon again host an All-Star Game?
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said on Tuesday that the Cubs are among several candidates to potentially host the All-Star Game.
SportsTalk Live: Vegas hasn't lost faith in Cubs
Vegas hasn't lost faith in the Cubs, listing them as 8-to-1 odds to win the World Series.
SportsTalk Live: Should we still relax about Cubs?
Should we still relax about the Cubs? The SportsTalk Live team debates.
Why Davis knows it's a great time to be an All-Star closer
It’s hardly the focus of his attention during All-Star Game week, but Wade Davis is well aware there’s no better time to be an elite relief pitcher.
In The Loop: List of Chicago's top All-Star moments
Taking a look at Chicago's top MLB All-Star Game moments.
In The Loop: Wade Davis on facing former Royals teammates
Wade Davis chats with CSN's Kelly Crull to talk about facing his former Kansas City Royal teammates in the MLB All-Star Game.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: How can Cubs turn it around in second half?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about the Cubs' second-half scenarios, and addresses the Jose Quintana trade rumors.
Cubs fever reaches Iowa State Fair
7th grader Bryton Treadway has created an interesting Cubs logo for his county fair project. 
Cubs icon Andre Dawson is still an absolute monster at age 63
Andre Dawson is still out here at the age of 63 mashing softballs like a young buck.
Cubs expect Bryant to be their Jeter
Can Kris Bryant key the Cubs in the second half and push the team into October?
Cubs Morning Update: Maddon talks being at All-Star Game
Joe Maddon talks about managing the NL All-Stars without having any of the 2016 Cubs at the game.
Wade Davis 1-on-1: It would be cool to face old teammates
CSN Chicago's Kelly Crull talks with All-Star Cubs pitcher Wade Davis in Miami.
Top first half moments for the Cubs
Here's a look at some of the top moments in the first half of the season for the Cubs.
STL: Do Cubs need to trade for an arm?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether the Cubs can make a run if they don't trade for a quality starter.
Davis: 'Those guys are gonna be good in the second half'
Cubs All-Star closer Wade Davis discusses the bullpen pitchers' bond and playing on the North Side.
Maddon: 'It's an honor to be here'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the All-Star Game festivities and his team's lack of representation in Miami.
Maddon feeling 'awkward' about All-Star Game
Before the Midsummer Classic, Joe Maddon noted how uncomfortable it was to be the only member of the 2016 Cubs World Series team in Miami. 
Maddon: 'It was difficult' to have no players selected
Joe Maddon discusses how uncomfortable it was to be presented a jersey without any players from last year's World Series team.
Wade Davis: Jedi
Where would the Cubs be without their All-Star closer that is a perfect 16-for-16 in save opportunities?
David Ross is coming out of retirement...kind of
Grandpa Rossy is lacing up his cleats again, but it won't be for the Cubs.
Playing it Safe: Cubs' sluggish starts
On Playing it Safe, we took a look at the worst Cubs starts.
The List: Top Chicago moments at MLB All-Star Game
On In the Loop, we relived the best Chicago moments in an MLB All-Star Game.
Wake-up Call: Cubs get crushed; White Sox nearly-no-hit
The Cubs got hammered by the Pirates and the White Sox nearly got no-hit in Colorado. Also, Sox prospects highlights the Futures Game.
Cubs Morning Update: Forgettable day for Lester, Cubs
The Cubs got crushed by the Pirates in a historically bad first inning.
Jimenez on channeling his inner-Robert Redford
MIAMI -- Eloy Jimenez has channeled his inner-Robert Redford enough that they finally made him watch the movie. The top Cubs prospect has homered twice in batting practice the last few weeks with the ball...
The List: First half MVPs for Cubs, White Sox
Here's a look at some of the key performers for the Chicago baseball teams entering the All-Star break.
Rizzo: Being good on paper doesn't matter
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about the team after a 14-3 loss to the Pirates.
Bryant: 'The break will be good for us'
Cubs 3B Kris Bryant talks about how the All-Star break will be a good things for the struggling Cubs.
Kris Bryant 'takes full responsibilty' for 14-3 loss
Kris Bryant talks about his part in the Cubs tough loss Sunday.
'Nobody quitting or giving up' in Cubs clubhouse
The 2017 Chicago Cubs are certainly not the 2016 Cubs and as we head into the MLB's mid-season break we dish out with Cubs fans are missing most. Optimism. 
Maddon on poor pitching: 'It's hard to cover that'
Joe Maddon talks about the Cubs offensive improvement despite their most recent loss and pitching struggles.
Maddon on second half: 'Nobody quitting or giving up'
Cubs manger Joe Maddon responds to the teams ugly departure into the All-Star break.
Lester: 'We need to play good baseball; It's embarrassing'
Jon Lester speaks on the Cubs loss and how the team plans to regroup heading into the All-Star break.
Bryce Harper admits to trolling the media
Bryce Harper doesn't know where he's going in free agency following the 2018 season, even if his Instagram post last month hinted at it.
Jon Lester just had the worst start of his MLB career
Jon Lester failed to make it out of the first inning on Sunday, allowing 10 runs to the Pirates while recording just two outs.
NL Central title or bust?
Is a National League Central division crown the only way the Cubs can reach the playoffs? Jake Arrieta suggested that might be the case.
Happ: 'We don't want to hover around .500'
Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber talk about the 4-2 loss to the Pirates.
Consistency continues to elude Arrieta
Jake Arrieta's first half is over, and consistency has yet to arrive. That's worrisome as the Cubs look to make a run and as Arrieta's free agency draws closer.
Maddon on Arrieta's season: A little bit of a rollercoaster
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the 4-2 loss to the Pirates.
Arrieta talks about his All-Star break plans
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta says he will go to Austin for the All-Star break.
Arrieta: 'I didn't do a good job of mixing pitches'
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta talks about his outing in a 4-2 loss to the Pirates.
Arrieta says his season and team's has been 'below average'
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta rates his season so far and the team's struggles at this point in the season.
How goes the D-peat?
Joe Maddon's proposed "D-peat" in spring training was supposed to be a cornerstone of a World Series repeat. So how's that going for the Cubs?
Maddon: 'We need to get more consistent'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the importance of the team being more consistent.
Maddon: 'I tend to be vocal as a hitting coach'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his hitting coaches and the approach with the hitters.
Maddon: I didn't know Happ was this good of an athlete
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about how well-rounded Ian Happ has been.
Cubs set rehab outing for Hendricks, return next?
Kyle Hendricks is slated for a rehab outing Monday with Double-A Tennessee, meaning his return to the Cubs might not be far behind.
SportsTalk Live: Are the Cubs running out of time?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the Cubs' struggles and what their playoffs hopes are.
SportsTalk Live: Kaplan's Cub Panic Meter
David Kaplan now has a graphic to display his panic level with the Cubs.
Cubs lock up first-round pick Alex Lange, two others
The Cubs locked up first-round pick Alex Lange and two others 2017 draft selections, the team announced Friday.
Bryzzo makes second-half surge look possible
If Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are locked in like they were Friday, that second-half turnaround the Cubs are so confident about doesn't seem like a crazy idea.
Rizzo on hitting 20-plus homers in five straight years
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo talks about hitting 20-plus home runs for the fifth straight season.
Butler: 'We did enough to keep putting zeroes up there'
Cubs pitcher Eddie Butler talks about his start and the 6-1 win against the Pirates.
Maddon: 'That's what I want us to be in the second half'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the 6-1 win against the Pirates.
Bryant: 'Two home runs any day' over a cycle
Kris Bryant talks about his big game from the 6-1 win against the Pirates.
PGL: C.J. Edwards helps Cubs get out of jam in win
The Cubs Postgame Live crew talks about the team's 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday afternoon.
On the Diamond: Bryant talks near-cycle in win vs. Pirates
Kris Bryant was 4-for-5 with two home runs in a 6-1 win against the Pirates.
Cubs believe 'the answers are in our room'
The Cubs aren't ignorant to their struggles. But they remain confident a second-half surge is coming. Why? They've done this kind of thing before.
Bryant confident Cubs can bounce back
Kris Bryant is confident the Cubs can bounce back in 2017, thanks in large part to their confidence stemming from the World Series comeback.
How Bryant feels about missing out on All-Star nod
Kris Bryant explains how he feels about missing out on a chance to go to his third straight All-Star Game.
Joe Maddon's midseason team meeting
Joe Maddon had a team meeting with the Cubs before Thursday's game and the manager explained how it went in Friday's media session.
Head-spinning facts about the Cubs' World Series hangover
The Cubs are enduring one of the worst World Series hangovers in baseball history.
How you could secure your very own Cubs World Series ring
The Cubs are raffling off a players-grade 2016 World Series ring over the next couple months.
Brewers reportedly interested in Jose Quintana
The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly interested in trading for Jose Quintana, which could spell doom for the Cubs in 2017 and beyond.
Cubs Morning Update: Crushed by first-place Brewers
The Cubs fell farther down in the NL Central standings after the Brewers crushed them 11-2 in a Thursday rainout makeup.
Wake-up Call: Cubs crushed; Felicio back; Trubisky camp sich
Check out all the latest happenings in the Chicago sports world with this edition of the Wake-up Call!
Kap lets Cubs nation know they need to 'get a life and grow up' over bobblehead fiasco
Cubs fans got a little out of control on Thursday as the team handed out World Series bobbleheads. Some chaos ensued.
DeJesus: 'Yes, (Cubs) should be worried about the Brewers'
David DeJesus and David Kaplan break down the Cubs rough loss and if it's time to be worried about the Brewers.
STL: Is Kyle Schwarber really an everyday player?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Kyle Schwarber's fit on the Cubs and whether he is really meant to be an everyday player or not.
STL: 'People need to grow up' when it comes to bobble heads
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the bobblehead ridiculousness that took place at Wrigley Thursday and Kap goes off about it.
STL: Should Cubs be sellers at the trade deadline?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether the Cubs should consider selling at the trade deadline.