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Toilets, chocolate and lighting: Cubs' official partners get nontraditional - Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Cubs' official hot dog is nearly ubiquitous at Wrigley Field, and some might argue that fans are a little too familiar with the team's official beer, but what about its official grill, hot chocolate or collagen? Let's not forget the team's ...and more »

Shout Out: Tanner Salinas, a Stevenson graduate with cerebral palsy working at Wrigley Field - Chicago Tribune

After being advised not to attend college, 22-year-old Tanner Salinas, who has cerebral palsy, finds himself living on his own in Riverwoods and working as an usher for the Chicago Cubs four years after graduating from Stevenson High School. Born with ...and more »

For the Cubs, a bad division is irrelevant to winning a title - Chicago Tribune

Only two years ago, the Cardinals won the National League Central with 100 victories, while the Pirates and Cubs were the wild-card opponents with 98 and 97, respectively. Now the Brewers lead the NL Central with only a 29-25 record entering the ...and more »

Dexter Fowler gets his ring and his homer, but Cubs win on his day - The Athletic

Hanging out in his downtown Chicago hotel room Thursday evening, Dexter Fowler heard some loud noises. “I was like, it's a little early for fireworks,” he said Friday morning at Wrigley Field. It was then that he started to connect the dots, recalling ...and more »

Kyle Schwarber Is Not Bad at Baseball - FanGraphs (blog)

For a guy with just 484 plate appearances, a 104 career wRC+, and 1.4 WAR, Kyle Schwarber gets talked about an awful lot. There are a lot of good reasons for that talk. He was part of a rejuvenation for the Cubs in 2015 that saw the team move from ...and more »

Victory tastes sweet for Anthony Rizzo and Cubs after snapping 6-game skid - Chicago Tribune

Anthony Rizzo had his cake Friday. He ate it — and wore it — too, after the Cubs pestered the Cardinals just enough for a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field to end the team's season-high losing streak at six. The first baseman, whose marriage proposal to ...and more »

Dexter Fowler's defection gives Cardinals-Cubs rivalry a jolt - Chicago Tribune

Four days after the Cubs' victory parade in November, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak was asked at the GM meetings about chasing the team that seemingly had been chasing the Cardinals forever. "I haven't slept well in about two weeks," ...and more »

Watch: Jon Lester conquers the yips, picks off Tommy Pham at first base - Sports Illustrated

Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester overcame his yips on Saturday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals and picked off Tommy Pham at first base. Lester is famous for his anxiety and inability to throw to first base due to the yips, which is a sudden ...and more »

Dexter Fowler returns to Wrigley still a member of mutual admiration society - Chicago Tribune

The Cubs merely need to watch pregame ceremonies Friday to understand the value of perseverance. Dexter Fowler, who endured an unsettling free-agent period before returning to the Cubs and helping to lead them to their first World Series title since ...and more »

Dexter Fowler gets World Series ring, smacks leadoff homer - ABC News

CHICAGO -- Talk about biting the hand that once fed you. Just moments after former Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler received his World Series ring, he homered to lead off Friday's game between the Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, his new team.and more »