| Sep 11, 2008
| 11:00 PM
Lou Piniella tried to talk to his team recently about its lethargic play, but it fell on deaf ears.
"I was trying just to get these guys riled up a little bit and wake them up," he said. "I tried a nice little meeting, but I think I put them to sleep, so...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:29 PM
Immediately after finishing off the game of his life, Carlos Zambrano got down on one knee and thrust his arms toward the sky.
The emotional right-hander threw the Cubs' first no-hitter in 36 years Sunday night, a 5-0 win over Houston at Miller Park in...
| Sep 16, 2008
| 8:51 AM
After Carlos Zambrano finished off his no-hitter Sunday night at Miller Park, Cubs manager Lou Piniella spoke to Ted Lilly about his start on Monday.
"I told him 'You've got a tough act to follow, young man,' " Piniella said. "He said that game charged...
| Sep 17, 2008
Kerry Wood knew there were only a few things that could happen Tuesday night when he faced Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder with a one-run lead in the ninth, the tying run on third and two men out.
Fielder already had hit two home runs, including one off...
| Sep 18, 2008
| 9:22 PM
Yogi Berra's old adage seldom has seemed as appropriate as it was during the ninth inning of Thursday's showdown at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and Milwaukee.
"It ain't over till it's over" proved to be the perfect rallying cry of a team that...
| Sep 24, 2008
| 10:10 PM
Lou Piniella was only a few syllables away from naming Ryan Dempster as his Game 1 starter in the playoffs Wednesday after the Cubs 9-6, 10-inning victory over New York at Shea Stadium.
Another clunker from Carlos Zambrano, combined with Dempster's 14-...
| Sep 25, 2008
| 10:16 PM
Imagine the consternation in the Milwaukee clubhouse Thursday when word got around that the Cubs were starting a bunch of backups and call-ups in their game against the New York Mets.
Micah who? Koyie who?
Were the Cubs trying to give the Mets a leg...
| Sep 27, 2008
With two days left in the regular season, the Cubs appear on track for a showdown against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series.
Friday's 5-1 loss to Milwaukee put the Brewers a game ahead of the New York Mets in the wild-card...
| Oct 1, 2008
| 8:55 PM
The Cubs brought a heavy hitter to Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, asking the Rev. James L. Greanias, a Greek Orthodox priest from St. Iakovos Church in Valparaiso, Ind., to spread holy water around the dugout to remove an alleged curse that has...
| Oct 2, 2008
| 10:47 PM
The volume was pumped up considerably Thursday night at the start of Game 2 of this National League Division Series at Wrigley Field, after Wednesday's crowd sat on its hands most of the night.
"I thought it was a corporate crowd [Wednesday] night,"...
| Oct 4, 2008
| 11:56 PM
It's going to take some time for the Cubs second straight playoff disaster to really sink in, but the mood in the clubhouse after Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series was a mixture of sadness...
| Apr 2, 2008
| 2:47 PM
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The Cubs ushered in their 100th Next Year in typical Cubs fashion: There was some fleeting excitement and hope but ultimately it was dashed with a heavy dose of heartbreak.
Man, there was a lot going on...