The Cubs are betting everything on the Boston Red Sox pedigree and the A-ball players who just got the boy-band treatment at a downtown hotel.
Anthony Rizzo isn't Steve Francis, but his nickname might as well be "The Franchise," just like the former NBA player.
The market surrounding the Chicago Cubs is a different beast, unlike any other in American professional sports.
NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball's auction benefiting Stand Up to Cancer raised $152,700.
The 38,516 fans had filed out of Wrigley Field. The players had showered and left the clubhouse, about to enjoy a wide-open night in Chicago before the off-day.