| Aug 15, 2008
| 9:11 PM
Daryle Ward smelled like a brewery after his teammates gave him the best beer shower of his career Friday night at Dolphin Stadium.
Ward's pinch-hit three-run homer off Kevin Gregg in the top of the ninth inning gave the Cubs a 6-5 comeback victory...
| Aug 16, 2008
| 10:23 PM
That Cubbie swagger Lou Piniella talked about back in spring training of 2007 has been more visible of late, befitting a team that began Saturday tied with the Los Angeles Angels for the best record in baseball.
"I had a good friend who called, who has...
| Aug 21, 2008
| 7:43 PM
Even baseball skeptics—and those who doubt the tooth fairy exists—would have a hard time denying this seems to be a special season for the Cubs.
Or, as manager Lou Piniella labeled the latest lunacy:
"That's just a little Cubbie Occurrence."...
| Sep 19, 2008
| 9:46 PM
Carlos Zambrano's first start since his no-hitter against Houston turned into a nightmare Friday, postponing the possibility of a division-clinching party for at least one more day.
Zambrano allowed eight runs in 1 2/3 innings in a 12-6 loss to St....
| Jun 6, 2009
CINCINNATI -- The yin and yang of Carlos Zambrano has been on full display over the last 10 days.
The rogue warrior who smashes Gatorade dispensers and blows off team charters was absent Friday night at Great American Ball Park, replaced by the...
| Jun 11, 2009
HOUSTON -- A controversy-free day for Carlos Zambrano is as rare as a Chicago winter without potholes.
In the last two weeks, Zambrano has smashed a Gatorade dispenser, bumped an umpire, received a six-game suspension, missed the team charter and...
| Jun 12, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ryan Theriot sounded like Lou Piniella on Thursday after the Cubs dropped another agonizing, extra-inning game on the final day of their three-city trip.
"I'm kind of like Lou," he said. "I don't really have an answer right now. I wish I did."...
| Jun 18, 2009
In the top of the seventh inning Wednesday, it was hard to tell whether there were more White Sox fans in Wrigley Field or whether silent bats had put Cubs fans to sleep.
So when the White Sox's Chris Getz came charging from third base and Scott...
| Jun 19, 2009
What happened Thursday at Wrigley Field was one of the most dramatic games in Cubs- White Sox history, and certainly one of the most improbable given the recent ineptitude of the Cubs' offense.
And it came from two implausible heroes who changed...
| Jun 29, 2009
It was a wild and wacky windup to the weekend, a nearly literal Cubs vs. White Sox, Round 3.
The KO went to the Sox by a final score of 6-0, although the majority of body blows came from Carlos Zambrano.
Not only did Zambrano lose his cool -- hitting...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:34 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS (97-64, 1st)
MANAGER: Lou Piniella (3rd season)
PAYROLL: $145 million
X-FACTOR: Isn't combustible Milton Bradley, now on his sixth team, the only choice for this category everywhere he goes?
BEST CASE: A deep...
| Sep 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- If they both end up retired in a few years, Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella could team up and take their comedy act on the road across America.
Their act is so polished by now that it seems as though they have been rehearsing it for years....