| May 9, 2008
| 1:51 PM
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Last we saw these two teams on the field, the young Diamondbacks were having their way with the Cubs in last season's National League Division Series. They swept 'em. Ted Lilly, in his lone start, went...
| May 10, 2008
| 11:01 PM
Baseball works in mysterious, misunderstood ways, especially when it comes to the mythology that has become the Cubs.
Bedraggled as a team after a 2-6 trip and with their highest-paid player booed with a .188 batting average, the Cubs have just...
| May 11, 2008
| 8:40 PM
What a wet and wacky afternoon it was at Wrigley Field, a madcap Mother's Day—or, as the Cubs' bulletin board said: "Happy Mudder Day."
When it was all over, the Cubs had not only gained playoff revenge with a series sweep of Arizona but had...
| May 13, 2008
| 10:19 PM
With a 17-m.p.h. wind blowing out and journeyman left-hander Shawn Estes on the mound for San Diego, the conditions seemed ripe for another Cubs blowout.
But nothing seems to play to form for the Cubs this year, and after putting his team in an early...
| May 14, 2008
| 9:02 PM
Before Jim Edmonds was to join the Cubs party Thursday at Wrigley Field, his new teammates had a little fun Wednesday night at the expense of Padres ace Jake Peavy.
Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto homered and had three RBIs apiece in an 8-5 victory over...
| May 19, 2008
| 9:40 PM
Geovany Soto wasn't pretending to be the little train as he chugged around the bases at breakneck speed Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
In fact, after the Cubs' 7-2 victory over Houston, Soto admitted the only thought racing through his head was "I...
| May 20, 2008
| 10:11 PM
HOUSTON — One of the biggest reasons for the Cubs early-season success has been Ryan Dempster's smooth transition from closer to starter.
But Dempster couldn't overcome his own wildness during one bad inning Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss to Houston...
| May 23, 2008
| 7:18 PM
For a starting pitcher, nothing causes more angst than failing to get through the fifth inning with a lead.
Carlos Zambrano had done that against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last start, triggering some talk that he was battling a stiff shoulder. He was...
| May 25, 2008
| 3:53 PM
PITTSBURGH — Earth to Alfonso Soriano, come in please. Earth to Soriano … Earth to Soriano … report in, please.
About the only thing that didn't happen to the Cubs over the weekend at PNC Park was an alien abduction, and the...
| May 26, 2008
| 8:57 PM
After Ryan Dempster loaded the bases with a one-run lead and one out in the sixth inning of Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a quick glance over his right shoulder revealed no one was warming up in the bullpen.
While Dempster had already...
| May 27, 2008
| 9:33 PM
The Cubs-Dodgers game was only two batters old Tuesday night when plate umpire Bob Davidson walked toward the Cubs' dugout and began yelling at bench coach Alan Trammell.
"Bob told me to tell Trammell to drink decaf," manager Lou Piniella said. "I got...
| May 28, 2008
| 10:24 PM
Alfonso Soriano spent the last few days going through the spin cycle after his costly error Sunday in Pittsburgh led to another heated debate over his superstar reputation.
But whether he was being criticized on TV or radio, in the newspapers, blogs or...