| 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 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 17, 2008
| 8:27 PM
The Cubs' two most reliable pitchers chose the same day to go bad.
So how bad were Carlos Zambrano and Carlos Marmol?
So bad even Alfonso Soriano's bat couldn't save them. And the way Soriano is hitting, that's very bad.
| May 18, 2008
| 8:34 PM
The Cubs did something Sunday they hadn't done in exactly 30 years — win eight of 10 games on a homestand. And Jason Marquis did something he hadn't done in exactly a month — win a game.
Of course, it helped to have Pittsburgh as the...
| 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 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 27, 2008
| 11:54 AM
This week's edition of Ask Paul explores Bob Brenly's critique of Alfonso Soriano's defense, the Jim Edmonds' conundrum, whether Carlos Marmol should be moved into the rotation, and how Paul picks the questions he answers:
How strange is it that the...
| 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 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...
| May 31, 2008
| 7:51 PM
Lou Piniella had what's often referred to as a "senior moment" after his Cubs knocked off the Rockies 5-4 on Saturday for their sixth straight win on the homestand.
"I don't even know how we scored our runs," Piniella said. "I don't remember. … But...