| May 30, 2008
| 9:16 PM
Among the things you don't expect to see at Wrigley Field these days are standing ovations for Jim Edmonds, three-inning outings by Ted Lilly and a comeback win by the Cubs after they trailed by eight runs in the fifth inning.
But in the 100th...
| Jun 1, 2008
| 8:24 PM
The standings show the Cubs are the best team in baseball.
The statistics say they have scored more runs and have more come-from-behind victories than any other team.
But they aren't sure how good they really are even after beating Colorado 5-3 Sunday...
| Jun 2, 2008
| 10:42 PM
The Carlos Zambrano Show was cut short on Monday due to circumstances beyond his control, though the Cubs' ace was definitely out of control from the start to the finish of his five-inning stint.
One day after his 27th birthday, Zambrano spotted San...
| Jun 4, 2008
| 10:37 PM
Two months into the season, the Cubs are the obvious front-runner for the National League pennant, an unfamiliar position for many of the players.
"Yeah, we are right now," Aramis Ramirez said. "But last year at this time, Milwaukee was the same way...
| Jun 5, 2008
| 11:06 PM
Kerry Wood did his Wild Thing imitation Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth before striking out Matt Kemp on a 95 m.p.h. fastball to preserve a 5-4 win over Los Angeles.
"Exciting game," manager Lou Pniella...
| Jun 6, 2008
| 11:00 PM
Sean Gallagher is still learning on the job in his rookie season, trying to let the advice of his teammates sink in while going through a few growing pains.
While Gallagher pitched five strong innings on Friday night against Los Angeles, a few walks...
| Jun 7, 2008
| 8:10 PM
Lou Piniella was on the mound making a pitching change Saturday at Dodger Stadium when he heard a roar coming from the first base side.
"I heard all this commotion and I thought there was a wave going on," the Cubs manager said. "But there was no wave."...
| Jun 8, 2008
| 8:19 PM
Jason Marquis has been an enigma over the last two seasons in Chicago, showing great promise in one start before frittering away all the goodwill he built up in the next.
But Marquis stepped up when the Cubs needed him on Sunday, earning his second win...
| Jun 10, 2008
| 9:59 PM
As they began their three-game homestand Tuesday night against Atlanta, the Cubs had the National League's top-ranked offense, its top-ranked pitching staff and its only rapping manager.
Manager Lou Piniella revealed he actually rapped while shooting a...
| Jun 11, 2008
| 9:22 PM
Cubs manager Lou Piniella was informed before Wednesday night's game that Ryan Dempster was 7-0 at Wrigley Field and 0-2 on the road.
"He hasn't won on the road?" Piniella said facetiously. "Stay home on this road trip."
Then Dempster went out and...
| Jun 12, 2008
| 9:24 PM
On their first day without Alfonso Soriano, their $136 million left fielder, the Cubs won a game with two players they will pay about $600,000—combined—this season.
Waiver-wire pickups Jim Edmonds and Reed Johnson drove in all the Cubs'...
| Jun 15, 2008
| 8:21 PM
Ted Lilly was taking a cab ride from his hotel to the Rogers Centre on Sunday morning when the conversation turned to baseball. One of Lilly's teammates jokingly asked the driver what he thought of the former Blue Jay-turned-Cub, and the driver had a...