The Cubs endured a rare snow-out on Sunday, but it could simplify things on the schedule going forward, the White Sox won a series in Yankee Stadium and Bears players return to Halas Hall. Here are some of the top stories you may have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports.
The Cubs lost to the Angels on Saturday and were snowed out on Sunday, which meant a series split after the Cubs won on Friday.
Before Saturday's game, Javy Baez added to his growing legend by hitting back-to-back home runs in batting practice... left-handed. Baez isn't a switch-hitter and doesn't plan to become one. This was just Baez having fun, and showing off at the same time.
Kris Bryant got a day off on Saturday and is slumping in April, but Joe Maddon said he's still "in a good place."
As for the game itself, the Cubs lost 6-5 with a ninth-inning rally falling short after Kyle Schwarber couldn't check his swing on a third strike to end the game. It's safe to say Schwarber didn't agree with the call. He went off on the third base umpire who made the call and had to be contained by Baez, who was a baserunner on third base at the time.
Also, with Monday being Jackie Robinson Day, Doug Glanville wrote an emotional essay on Robinson's legacy and his impact on Glanville's life, even after retirement.
A series that started with Eloy Jimenez hitting his first two career home runs and leading the White Sox to a 9-6 rain-shortened win on Friday, ended with the Sox taking two out of three from the Yankees on the road.
Ivan Nova took a hard-luck loss on Saturday. Nova gave up one run in six-plus innings of work, but the White Sox managed just one hit in a 4-0 loss. Nova did have some good memories in returning to Yankee Stadium and facing his mentor, CC Sabathia, in a pitching duel.
On Sunday, Tim Anderson stayed hot with his first career grand slam in a 5-2 win in the rubber game. Carlos Rodon had a rough first few innings, but settled down thanks to some magic words from pitching coach Don Cooper.
Bears players return to Halas Hall on Monday with the team's offseason program beginning. With the NFL Draft later in April and rookie minicamp soon after that in early May, things are starting to roll around.
When everyone gets to Halas, they will find a renovated building that features a new locker room, weight room and other goodies. There's also new faces on the roster and in the coaching staff. How will Matt Nagy handle all the changes?