Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Baseball and softball season is in full swing. Upload photos of your favorite players and teams so we can celebrate our little sluggers.
It's baseball and softball season and we want to celebrate our neighborhood teams and leagues. Upload photos of all your neighborhood sluggers to our photo gallery. We will featured the pics throughout the season. It's a great way to show everyone how great our local programs are. (And kids always get a kick out of seeing their picture on the site.) It's easy to upload a photo. Just click on the big "Upload" button above or below the pictures. You can also give a shout-out to your team in the comments section below. Happy posting!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Baseball fans flocked to Wrigley field on Monday for the Cubs' home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Sunday, March 31, 2013
What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Cubs are talking Wrigley Field, with plans to completely renovate the stadium moving full steam ahead.
The Chicago Cubs are planning to spend $300 million and five seasons to do a complete renovation of Wrigley Field, the team announced officially on Saturday. Expected to start this fall, Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney presented the latest renderings during the 2013 Cubs Convention. The new ballpark will feature everything from added concessions and bathrooms to a completely new clubhouse for players. “We listened to you, and your love for this ballpark came through loud and clear,” Kenney said. “Your input was put into this ballpark, and what you see is the direction we’re heading.” And because construction will on happen on the off-season, the Cubs will continue to play at the iconic field while the renovation is under…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The local baseball players brought back some impressive tournament trophies.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Evergreen Park Boys Club baseball teams took home some big tournament wins recently. The 9 year old All Stars took first place in both the Palos and Homewood Tournaments and grabbed second place in the EPBC tournament. The 11 year old All Stars took first place in the Homewood Tournament. They beat Flossmoor 5 to 1 to become the first place champions.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Marist took down the state runners-up 9-5 in the sectional semifinals. Redhawks pitcher Mike Hearne settled down to win against his cousin, David Hearne of Providence Catholic.
The sports-crazed fans of Marist and Providence Catholic flooded the first- and third-base lines Wednesday for a thrilling Class 4A sectional semifinal, and in the middle of it all was Jean Hearne. She was there to see two of her grandsons play: Providence pitcher David Hearne on the mound opposite Marist pitcher Mike Hearne. "I'm just rooting for the pitchers," she said at the start of the game. "I just hope they both have a good game. One of them's got to lose." That one was David and his Providence Celtics, which finished second in the state tournament last year. After four innings of great throwing, David and the Providence bullpen lost control of their pitches and the game, ultimately losing 9-5. Mike Hearne saw the opposite fate on …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Evergreen Park's Michelle Putlak is doing it with her arm and her bat for the Mustangs. She went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in Evergreen Park's 6-5 victory over Bremen. She also gained the pitching victory with 14 strikeouts. Let's vote for our own!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
A construction project started last fall has given the football stadium a new surface and the baseball diamond a new location.
Situated on the South Side of Chicago, Marist High School isn’t blessed with a plethora of real estate as are number of its Catholic League counterparts. So when the administration laid out a master plan to redo the athletic facilities, some creativity was needed. After more than a year of planning, Marist moved forward with its proposal last fall to redo the on-campus football stadium and relocate a baseball field that shared a grass surface with the football field. The plan includes making the varsity baseball field an enclosed facility. “There has never been anything that impacted the entire area in my tenure here, and I’ve been here over 18 years,” said Walter Zintak, director of building operations at Marist. “There was never anything…
Friday, June 24, 2011
Despite unseasonably cool and wet conditions, the children in Evergreen Park have made the best of their Little League experience this year.
Evergreen Park Little League baseball players have been reminded over and over again in recent days that summer officially has just begun. They've had to deal with extreme heat, followed by unseasonably cold temperatures and heavy rains. Through it all, they've kept their game faces on and enjoyed their time on the ball diamonds. Check out some of the T-ball and Major division action in our photo gallery.
Author/tourist Todd Franiuk heads to the Evergreen Park Library to a provide a taste of travels he, Matthew Hart and Sfoklis Nikiforos chronicled in
'A bLISTful Five Years: The Baseball Stadium Tour.'
Five years. Todd Franiuk and friends took their time and covered 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, each team's hometown, foods along the way, baseball stats and lists of every sort, including unusual city names along the way, like Climax, Mich. And he's coming to the Southland to talk about it. To read more about Franiuk's book, A bLISTful Five Years: The Baseball Stadium Tour, check out this week's SouthScene arts and entertainment column. You'll also find an interview with an original member of the Buckinghams, a Polish festival on the hill, free concerts of all genres across the Southland, an intimate chance for dinner and chamber music, plus some murder and mayhem with mystery writer Helen Osterman.