| Jul 3, 2008
| 8:51 PM
The most anticipated Cubs-Cardinals series since 2004 begins Friday night in Busch Stadium with a couple of juicy subplots added to the mix.
Carlos Zambrano's return from the disabled list and Jim Edmonds' return to his old stomping grounds could add...
| Jul 5, 2008
| 7:56 PM
When Cubs closer Kerry Wood entered in the ninth inning Saturday at Busch Stadium with a two-run lead over St. Louis, it seemed safe to say the game was history.
Wood had become automatic lately, converting his last 12 save opportunities, including...
| Jul 6, 2008
| 7:01 PM
In a 35-day stretch that ended Sunday on a steamy afternoon at Busch Stadium, the Cubs survived two West Coast trips, two City Series, a day trip from Toronto to Cooperstown to Tampa Bay, manager Lou Piniella's Tropicana Field homecoming and injuries to...
| Jul 8, 2008
| 11:09 PM
Whether the Cubs were responding Tuesday to Milwaukee's acquisition of CC Sabathia by trading for Rich Harden was of little concern to Cubs manager Lou Piniella.
"All I do is concern myself with the Chicago Cubs," Piniella said. "And we have gotten...
| Jul 9, 2008
| 10:50 PM
Cubs brass is considering a move to end the 71-year-old tradition of flying the "L" flag above the center-field scoreboard after losses at Wrigley Field, believing it's best not to advertise a losing performance.
But as long as the Cubs continue to win...
| Jul 10, 2008
| 5:51 PM
Cubs at home? Check, they had the best home record in the major leagues.
Wind blowing out at Wrigley Field? Check, Cubs were 9-2 and had out-homered the opposition 20-13 and outscored them 81-55.
Ted Lilly on the mound? Check, he hadn't lost at home...
| Jul 11, 2008
| 1:45 PM
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There was a very interesting story in last week's Sports Illustrated by Tom Verducci about Giants ace Tim Lincecum.
It's a long piece that delves deeply into pitching mechanics and is worth reading, but...
| Jul 11, 2008
| 7:35 PM
For decades, a starting pitcher's routine at Wrigley Field has included walking out and seeing which way the flags are blowing.
Jason Marquis couldn't have liked what he saw on a sweltering Friday morning.
"The wind was blowing out during [batting...
| Jul 13, 2008
| 7:40 PM
Ryan Dempster's perfect season at Wrigley Field came to an abrupt end Sunday in a 4-2 loss to San Francisco, leaving him with a 10-1 record at home.
Giants ace Tim Lincecum outpitched Dempster with eight strong innings, allowing one run on six hits while...
| Jul 15, 2008
| 10:42 PM
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Caution: Swear word included. Now in t-shirt form! That's how I deal with rowdy cubicle posters too.
We were going to cubicle last night's Home Run Derby, but that would have meant watching Chris...
| Jul 30, 2008
| 7:07 AM
1925 -- Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance struck out 17 batters as the Dodgers tripped the Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings.
1933 -- Babe Herman hit three home runs, including a grand slam, to pace the Cubs in a 10-1 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley...
| Jul 19, 2008
| 8:40 PM
During a recent interview for Bob Costas' HBO show, Lou Piniella bemoaned the fact that Cubs fans go through wild mood swings during the course of the season.
They feel as if they're going to the World Series if the Cubs win as few as five games in a...