| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:53 AM
I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 10:01 AM
I didn’t expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didn’t expect them to blow a series to the pathetic Pirates, a team they should’ve swept when you think about it because you have to sweep bad teams if you’re going...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Consider Mike Quade “Cubbed.’’
After his team choked away a four-run lead in Cincinnati on Monday, the Cubs manager called a closed-door meeting, which is hysterical for a team that can’t close the door.
Anyway, Quade watched...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 7:25 AM
A busy day in federal court takes us into the top stories we'll be watching today ...
Blistering cross- examination is expected in the Blagojevich retrial. The jury could start deliberations Monday or Tuesday in the terror trial of Tahawwur Rana.
| Jun 7, 2011
| 6:31 AM
Carlos Zambrano apologized for telling the truth. Carlos Marmol said everything's fine.
Yes. Well. Except for the obvious fact that the Cubs still play like a Triple-A team and still are embarrassing. So Cub.
Zambrano went off on the Cubs on Sunday...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series:
Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll!
Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:47 AM
What we learned from City Series, Part One:
A.J. Pierzynski is good on triples until 2013.
Pierzynski is good on (bleeping) off teammates until then, too.
Starlin Castro is money.
Mark Buehrle remains an Interleague Hall-of-Famer.
Brent Morel knows...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Blake DeWitt starts in left field in place of Alfonso Soriano and Koyie Hill catches Carlos Zambrano in the finale of the Cubs-Giants series Thursday at Wrigley Field.
This is the final game before the second round of the Cubs-White Sox series this...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 9:55 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. New York Times White House reporter Jackie Calmes explains to Greg Jarrett why she believes whatever the outcome of the debt talks, it’ll end-up being a lost opportunity.
6:21 a.m. Paul Merrion, the...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
It wasn’t that Carlos Marmol threw a wild pitch to lose Monday’s game inWashington. It wasn’t that Marmol had no idea there was a runner on base and did nothing to stop Jayson Werth from stealing third to set up the aggravating ending....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:46 AM
Who’s dumber, the Cubs or Carlos Zambrano?
No easy questions here. This is a tough mid-term exam. The Cubs can make a strong case over the last century, but if this is only Year Two of the Ricketts disaster, then Zambrano would seem to have a...