| 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...
| Jul 21, 2008
| 10:22 PM
When the Cubs acquired Rich Harden from Oakland two weeks ago, there were reports he hadn't been throwing as hard as usual.
But with the Cubs, the 26-year-old Canadian has looked more like a Ferrari being driven away from the dealership than damaged...
| Jul 22, 2008
| 10:30 PM
With two on and two outs in the third inning on Tuesday night, Aramis Ramirez dug in to face Arizona right-hander Yusmeiro Petit. He didn't look especially comfortable.
He hasn't for almost a month now.
But Ramirez got hold of a 2-1 fastball, sending...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 10:51 PM
During one of baseball's labor wars, major-league teams agreed briefly to carry the minimum number of players required by their rules—24 rather than 25.
Cubs manager Lou Piniella would have loved to be only one man short Wednesday night, when his...
| Jul 24, 2008
| 9:36 PM
The Cubs are enjoying record attendance numbers, their highest TV ratings in years and a season in which they have been in sole possession of first place in the National League Central for the last two months.
But it won't mean a thing if they don't...
| Jul 25, 2008
| 8:52 PM
The blue L flag was flying atop the Wrigley Field scoreboard long before Milwaukee started playing Friday night for a piece of first place in the National League Central.
So, with the calendar not yet flipped to August and nearly 60 games still to be...
| Jul 26, 2008
| 8:22 PM
The Cubs have problems and none of them appears minor right now.
They have a problem scoring runs, with only eight in their six losses since the All-Star break.
They have a problem beating the Florida Marlins, losing to them in 12 of their last 13...
| Jul 29, 2008
| 10:42 PM
Brewers manager Ned Yost was asked before Tuesday night's game whether the Cubs would get a huge psychological lift if they beat Ben Sheets after handling CC Sabathia on Monday.
"Psychological lifts evaporate about the first of August," Yost replied....
| Aug 1, 2008
| 7:53 PM
Were the Cubs suffering from a post-Milwaukee hangover in Friday's 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh, or would things have been different if they had been able to play a night game at Wrigley Field?
The question can't be answered, but the Cubs are hoping to do...
| Aug 3, 2008
| 6:11 PM
On a Sunday when Carlos Zambrano took himself out after five innings, when Geovany Soto pretended he was talking during an unusual mound visit and when Chad Gaudin received his Wrigley Field baptism by being booed off the mound, Reed Johnson arrived...
| Mar 31, 2008
| 3:53 PM
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Here we go again. When last we left our North Side heroes they were putting on quite the hitting display in the NLDS and then were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In case you haven't heard, the...
| Mar 31, 2008
| 9:13 PM
When Kosuke Fukudome hit a three-run homer off Milwaukee closer Eric Gagne to tie the season opener in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday, fans all over Wrigley Field held up professionally made signs with English words on one side and Japanese on...