| Sep 21, 2011
| 8:13 AM
Wilson Betemit will be available.
No kidding. Really. In case you were looking for a replacement for Aramis Ramirez at third base next year, Betemit will be right there for the Cubs. Yes, the very same Betemit who had three memorable RBIs for the White...
| May 14, 2011
| 2:21 PM
With Aramis Ramirez still missing by the time Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade filled out his lineup card for Saturday night's game against the Giants, so Blake DeWitt got the call.
Ramirez was delayed in Florida on his way back to Chicago from the...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Consider Mike Quade “Cubbed.’’
After his team choked away a four-run lead in Cincinnati on Monday, the Cubs manager called a closed-door meeting, which is hysterical for a team that can’t close the door.
Anyway, Quade watched...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 11:30 AM
MILWAUKEE — Aramis Ramirez, who played with the Cubs during nine seasons, says he is not sure what fan reaction will be when he returns as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.
“I don’t know, that’s a good question,”...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:20 AM
There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable.
But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Bodog lists the Cubs at 7-4 to sign free agent Albert Pujols, a bigger favorite than the Cardinals.
Excuse me, but does Bodog know the Cubs are being run by Theo Epstein and not Jim Hendry?
There seems to be a tendency to look at the stars of this free-...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Drawing conclusions on the first day can be dangerous, but hey, it’s what we do.
And so, the conclusion from the introductory news conference for the Cubs’ new general manager and new scouting and player development honcho Tuesday is that...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:27 AM
Mike Quade must hate this. The guy from a Chicago suburb who worked his way up the Cubs’ chain finally gets a shot at his dream job, and his best starter is an idiot.
A modified version of The Full Zambrano was on display in the retch-inducing 7-...
| May 19, 2007
| 3:41 PM
Greetings, baseball lovers, North and South. Lets' get right to Round 1, Game 2 of the annual crosstown hatefest. It's an absolutely beautiful Saturday afternoon in Chicago for just about anything, save sitting at a desk in an empty newsroom. Such is...
| Apr 14, 2009
When Ted Lilly entered the seventh inning of the Cubs' home opener Monday with a no-hitter intact, the remnants of the 40,077 human popsicles who ventured out to Wrigley Field were starting to think they were witnessing history.
Lilly had been...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 10:43 PM
The Cubs' problems have gone from bad to worse as Carlos Zambrano's arm has gone from "tired" to iffy.
Zambrano left Tuesday night's 9-7, 11-inning loss to Houston after five innings and 86 pitches and "told pitching coach [Larry Rothschild] he wasn't...
| Sep 5, 2008
| 8:13 PM
Cubs' manager Lou Piniella and coach Matt Sinatro got lost driving from Chicago to Cincinnati Friday.
They might wish they had kept going because right now their entire team looks lost, and while the meandering tour of Ohio might have been good for...