Ian Stewart


The Cubs endured a brutal April — on the field, off the field and at The Field Museum.


With the Cubs likely headed to their fifth consecutive 90-plus loss season, the grumblings from the massive fan base are becoming louder and more prevalent.


Cubs fans are sick of hearing about how the St. Louis Cardinals are the model franchise. And the Chicago media will have trouble coming up with new angles on the Boston Red Sox blueprint.


Dale Sveum played the Triple-A card in late April, sending the message that Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo could be demoted to Iowa.


If only Kris Bryant was already here at Wrigley Field, so everyone could dissect his two-strike approach, wonder if he was ready to step up and be a leader and badger him with questions about a lo