baseball Tree Carving Immortalizes Bloomington's Baseball Legend By Willis Kern • May 4, 2019 Jeff Smudde / WGLT Nearly to the day 139 years after making his major league baseball debut on May 5, 1880, a tree carving of Bloomington's Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn was dedicated not quite 60 feet, 6 inches from his final resting place. Cubs Family Patriarch Apologizes For Racist Emails By AP • Feb 5, 2019 Nati Harnik / AP The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Bloomington Cancer Survivor Returns to Baseball To Coach Peers By Eric Stock • Jul 19, 2018 Eric Stock / WGLT Coaches are often defined by wins and losses, but a Bloomington man who became a head coach in the most unlikely of ways at age 21 already has a significant victory to his name. Opening Day: Baseball Is Longer Than Ever, But MLB Is Trying To Change That By Merrit Kennedy • Mar 29, 2018 Winter is over, and it's finally baseball season. The fields are green and the lines are freshly drawn. Yep, it's time to head over to your local ballfield.