| Apr 1, 2011
| 3:43 PM
The rain held off enough to start Friday's home opener on time, and a game-time temperature of 41 degrees was warm enough for most Cubs fans to deal with.
But many in the crowd of 41,358 left by the seventh inning of a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and the...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Shortly after learning two starting pitchers were being placed on the disabled list, the Chicago Cubs had to regroup to play the Diamondbacks Wednesday in the finale of the opening homestand.
"I feel bad for the guys involved, but it's part of the deal,"...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 9:08 AM
The Cubs Convention resumed Saturday morning at the Hilton Chicago with news that the team plans to unveil a statue Aug. 10 honoring Ron Santo, who died in December.
That was followed by the sometimes combative but always entertaining question-and-answer...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:48 AM
The tarp went on the Wrigley Field infield before the Cubs and Astros had a chance to take batting practice Friday morning.
When the game does start, Cubs manager Mike Quade willl go with what has become his "everyday" lineup against right-handers with...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Rain canceled Cubs batting practice Friday and Saturday -- and the Cubs won both games. Sunday's also was rained out, as the blue tarp protected against light rain.
The Cubs hoped to play this game, because Matt Garza was to face winless Astros'...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Tony Campana starts in center field and Tyler Colvin in right field against Braves' right-hander Derek Lowe, as Cubs manager Mike Quade tries to get left-handed bats into the lineup.
Carlos Pena starts at first base and bats cleanup for another lefty bat...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Carlos Pena reportedly has been claimed on waivers, but he is not expected to be going anywhere unless the Cubs are overwhelmed by a deal.
The Yankees reportedly claimed Pena, but the Cubs don't seem willing to move him, in part because they owe him...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:21 PM
MILWAUKEE -- The Cubs have an all-right-handed lineup in place for Friday night's game against Brewers lefty Randy Wolf.
That means Reed Johnson replaces Tyler Colvin in right field and Jeff Baker plays first base for Carlos Pena and bats cleanup for...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 12:07 PM
It is back to putting left-handers back in the Cubs lineup Saturday, as Carlos Pena returns to his cleanup role and Tyler Colvin bats fifth against the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo.
The rest of the Cubs lineup remains the same as it has been lately,...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Catcher Geovany Soto has Sunday off, which might be a welcome respite considering he is hitless in his last 19 at-bats. Koyie Hill will catch the finale of the three-game series against the Brewers.
The rest of the Cubs' lineup is the same as Saturday...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Tyler Colvin is in right field and Carlos Pena at first base as the Cubs face the Pirates and right-hander Ross Ohlendorf Saturday.
Casey Coleman takes the mound for the Cubs, who are trying to avoid losing the first series of September. The lineup:...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh?
Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...