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  • Praying for a World Series berth, Cubs fans turn to Orthodox rabbi

    October 20, 2015 | 3:07 pm

    Is God a Cubs fan?

    For long-suffering mortal supporters of the Chicago franchise, which has not won a World Series since 1908 (and has not even played in one since 1945), the answer may appear to be no.

    But Chabad Rabbi David Kotlarsky has faith. He’s been wrapping Cubs fans in...

  • Along with Jewish vendors, another Cubs legacy at risk—losing

    October 20, 2015 | 11:34 am

    I wrote a story last year about the Orthodox Jewish vendors that used to work Cubs games at Wrigley Field.

    The story, “At Wrigley Field, Orthodox vendors going the way of Cubs wins,”prompted an outpouring of reminiscing in Jewish Chicago about the good old days, including a...

  • At Wrigley Field, Orthodox vendors going the way of Cubs wins

    April 30, 2014 | 9:10 am

    Longtime fans of the Chicago Cubs know there are a few mainstays they can expect when they visit Wrigley Field: ivy on the outfield walls, a strict no-wave policy rigorously enforced by fans and, most days, disappointing play by the hometown team.

    But there’s one little-known...

  • Adam Greenberg recalls big league dreams come true

    By Jared Sichel

    October 23, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    They came to be inspired by a man with precisely two Major League at bats.

    The Oct. 6 crowd at Temple Ahavat Shalom (TAS) in Northridge resembled that of a Little League game, as 200 parents and children — many dressed in baseball uniforms — gathered to hear the story of...

  • Seven years later, player gets second chance at bat [VIDEO]

    October 2, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    You can follow the game live at MLB.com.

    A Chicago Cubs rookie who was hit in the head by a pitch seven years ago and never played another Major League Baseball game will receive a second chance.

    Adam Greenberg will sign a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins and be...