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Concession Speech: 2012 Milwaukee BrewersUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share Tweet
With the regular season over, many teams are facing an offseason filled with golf rounds and hot-stove strategy. But we're not going to let them get off that easy. No sir. No way. In an attempt to bring some closure between franchise and follower, we're…
Cubs help present grants and scholarshipsUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetTheo Epstein, president of baseball operations, helped present grants and scholarships to a Chicago-area student and Christopher House during a ceremony at Wrigley Field this week.
Hoyer gets new assistant GM in RehmanUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetThe Cubs promoted Shiraz Rehman to assistant general manager, reporting to GM Jed Hoyer, on Thursday.Share TweetThe Giants lost four of the seven regular-season games they played against their National League Division Series opponent, the Cincinnati Reds. But Cincinnati will face a very different San Francisco ballclub.Share TweetThe 2012 season was obviously a disappointment in terms of the final record, but Theo Epstein said he was encouraged by how the Cubs established a better culture, as well as some of the team's additions.
N.L. Wild Card Preview: Braves' Streak Meets Cardinals' StubbornnessUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetThe Braves hope Kris Medlen's winning streak lasts at least one more game: the National League wild card matchup against St. Louis.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetThe Atlanta Braves will start backup catcher David Ross instead of six-time All-Star Brian McCann for Friday's National League wild-card game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dedicated Brewers fan attends all 162 gamesUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetRaise your steins and beer mugs, because Ben Rouse has made it. The Milwaukee Brewers fan from Madison, Wis., attended every single game played by his favorite team this season, completing his journey at Miller Park on Wednesday. We're not just talking…
Berkman receives ovation from Cardinals faithfulUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetUnless he makes an unexpected appearance on a postseason roster, Lance Berkman's career in St. Louis is likely over. He received a standing ovation Wednesday in the seventh inning for his pinch-hit appearance.
Carlos CorporÃ¡n’s face-plant slide signals end of worst Astros season ever (Video)Updated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetKids today don't understand, but the Houston Astros used to be a sound franchise. They used to have great players. They used to win games. They even went to the World Series once. Any more, the Astros are bottom-dwellers, hopefully heading toward an upt…
Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 4The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
Ten things to watch in Western Conference for 2012-13Oct 4Check out some of the big storylines in the Western Conference this season.
NBA -- Ten things to watch in Western Conference for 2012-13Oct 4Check out some of the big storylines in the Western Conference this season.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 4A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...