| Apr 15, 2009
| 7:04 PM
Like any frustrated Cubs fan, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich had his own ideas about how manager Lou Piniella should run the team.
The moment came during one tough stretch at the end of May 2007. The Cubs had just lost to the Florida Marlins 9-0, the team's...
| May 23, 2007
| 10:38 PM
Lou Piniella is so conditioned to hearing the same questions after a Cubs' defeat that he begins answering them before they are asked.
So after the Cubs botched several scoring opportunities Wednesday night in a 2-1 loss to San Diego, Piniella knew...
| May 17, 2007
| 6:53 PM
One relies on power, the other on precision. One predicted a Cy Young season, the other only that he would do the best he could. One is a hulking right-hander from South America, the other a mid-sized left-hander from Middle America.
| 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 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...
| 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-...