| Mar 2, 2009
With the World Baseball Classic kicking off on March 5th it is time to get ready for some baseball. I think the WBC is a good idea with a horrible plan. Don't play it in March when guys are trying to build up arm strength and work on timing. That...
| Oct 7, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in two decades, the Dodgers popped champagne corks in October.
With a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of their National League division series Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers completed a three-...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2009
When Ted Lilly entered the seventh inning of the Cubs' home opener Monday with a no-hitter intact, the remnants of the 40,077 human popsicles who ventured out to Wrigley Field were starting to think they were witnessing history.
Lilly had been...
| Apr 16, 2009
| 2:30 PM
It doesn't matter when or where because the Cubs and Cardinals are something very special to their legions of fans stretched between Chicago and St. Louis.
"It's special because it's almost like a playoff atmosphere," said Aaron Miles, the Cub...
| Apr 29, 2009
PHOENIX -- The day before the season began in Houston, coming off a red hot spring, Milton Bradley said he was ready to show Cubs fans what he was all about.
"Hopefully they can realize the kind of player I am, and realize I'm worth every penny I'm...
| May 2, 2009
You'd like to say the Cubs' victory Friday was as easy as 1-2-3 but, these being the 2009 Cubs, "easy" is not part of their vocabulary.
One would be the number of grand slams Ryan Theriot has in his career and the number of victories David Patton has...
| May 6, 2009
During the eighth inning Tuesday in the Cubs' 6-2 loss to San Francisco, boos rained down on reliever Jeff Samardzija.
It was really no different than the booing that greeted Derrek Lee, Milton Bradley, Kevin Gregg, Neal Cotts or several other Cubs at...
| May 20, 2009
ST. LOUIS -- Minutes after watching his team get shut out on three hits Tuesday night in a 3-0 loss to St. Louis, Cubs manager Lou Piniella was all dressed and ready to go.
It may have been a coincidence, but the whole team looked like it was ready to...
| Aug 8, 2008
| 10:10 PM
Henry Blanco has spent more time on the bench than a Supreme Court justice this summer, getting into only five games during July.
But all that watching and waiting hasn't embittered the Cubs' backup catcher, and after his run-scoring single in the 11th...
| Aug 13, 2008
| 3:15 PM
The Cubs ran their road winning streak to six games after a 10-2 pasting of Atlanta in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader Wednesday as Geovany Soto and Jim Edmonds homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jason Marquis beat his old team.
| Aug 13, 2008
| 9:31 PM
The 1984 season brings back memories both delicious and dreadful for Cubs fans, and now they have a companion piece to compare it to.
By sweeping Atlanta 10-2 and 8-0 Wednesday in a day-night doubleheader at Turner Field, the Cubs moved 26 games above...