It wasn't only the Chicago Cubs that won at Wrigley Field Tuesday, but the Skokie Police Department Honor Guard as well. The Honor Guard presented colors at Wrigley before the game where the Cubs hosted the New York Mets, and with about 75 police department personnel and others watching from the seats, said Skokie police Chief Tony Scarpelli. "To see your fellow officers at Wrigley Field doing such an important task as presenting the national colors, you just swell with pride," he said. Scarpelli received texts from people in the ball park he didn't even know were there saying how great it was to see the Skokie police color guard's big day, he said. "There was just such great community pride,"
Two weeks remain in the regular season for the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, and the rest of Major League Baseball. Already, the Nationals have clinched a spot in the MLB postseason, while the Orioles are still clinging to an outside chance of making it through to one of the two Wild Card spots. If Baltimore were to make the surprise climb they would likely be the third team from the AL East to make the MLB postseason. NATIONAL LEAGUE: Washington is joined by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the only two teams to have claimed a playoff berth in the National League. This past weekend the Dodgers took two out of three in a pivotal series from the Nationals to hold on to the top seed. The lead
CHICAGO • Inside the losing clubhouse, a cellphone began to ring. It pierced the silence, this obnoxious sound from one of the lockers, repeating over … and over … and over. But nobody moved. Nobody tried to dig up the phone. Its owner must’ve been in the shower. It just kept ringing. Here at Wrigley, the Cardinals never answered the call. “We got beat,” Lance Lynn said. “Plain and simple. So we’ve got to go on to the next series and win. … We’ve got to win the next one … the next one … the next one.” What a soul-crushing weekend for Cards fans. The Cardinals arrived with a chance to win three games and tie the Cubs for first place. The Cardinals left without winning one of the games. This weekend