5/17 Morning Marquee: Cubs mural errors, Franco returns to pro baseball


Apr 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Tom Campbell takes a picture of Linda Campbell in front of a mural before the game between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Darwin Barney and Junior Lake both hit home runs, but it was not enough to give Jeff Samardzija his first win as the Chicago Cubs fell 5-4 to the Brewers in the series opener.

While the Cubs are focusing on the product on the field, the organization is also working on fixing the errors made to the murals pained on the Wrigley Field brick walls on Waveland street. In the murals were painted to reflect 100 years at Wrigley, but a photo that was actually taken at old Comiskey and a historical inaccuracy on the photo of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt have surfaced.

Around the league: Rangers’ Yu Darvish took a no-hit bid until the fifth and struck out 11, but he was out duel by Blue Jays’ Drew Hutchinson, Dodgers’ Zac Greinke became the first National League pitcher to reach seven wins this season, Rays signed infielder Jayson Nix to a minor league deal, and former Braves’ star Julio Franco will play Independent ball at age 55.

Chicago Tribune: Rick Renteria laments Cubs’ lack of late success

Chicago Sun-Times: Hard-luck Jeff Samardzija victimized again

Daily Herald: Mural error shows Lindbergh at Wrigley

ESPN Chicago: Trade value soon to be a storyline

CSN Chicago: Cubs hoping Arodys Vizcaino will be Tommy John comeback story

NBC Sports: Rays sign Jayson Nix to a minor league deal

CBS Sports: Julio Franco, 55, to play Independent ball

FOX Sports: But if you build it? Field of Dreams owner says no pro baseball in 2014

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