| Jun 25, 2009
DETROIT -- Some people count sheep when they have trouble getting to sleep.
But after watching the Cubs' sleepwalking offense the last two months, Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella are counting the days until Aramis Ramirez returns from his shoulder injury....
| Jun 26, 2009
DETROIT -- Ted Lilly may be the best bet to represent the Cubs in the All-Star Game next month, but the veteran left-hander turned in one of his worst outings of the year Thursday in a 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Handed a quick 3-0 lead on Jake Fox's...
| Jul 1, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- Aramis Ramirez has an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2010 season, giving him an opportunity to test free agency if his $14.6 million salary is below fair-market value.
But after learning how valuable he is to the Cubs during his...
| Jul 9, 2009
Lou Piniella was in no mood to regurgitate his pregame comments about the lack of offense after Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Atlanta pushed the Cubs back to .500 at 41-41.
"There's no sense talking about it anymore," the Cubs manager said.
The Cubs wound...
| Jul 31, 2009
It was a tough day to be a starting pitcher at Wrigley Field.
After a 12-3 Cubs victory, Houston released its starter, Russ Ortiz, and the Cubs traded theirs, Kevin Hart.
"Bittersweet," Cubs catcher Koyie Hill said of the victory and the ensuing loss of...
| Aug 13, 2009
| 7:06 AM
Jeff Samardzija's first major-league start turned into a disaster in a 12-5 loss to the Phillies as the Cubs lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Making things worse, an obnoxious fan sitting in the left-field bleacher tossed a cup of beer on Phillies...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Orioles utilityman Jake Fox is staking his claim for the Grapefruit League Triple Crown with a scorching spring down in the Sunshine State. He has belted an MLB-high seven home runs in 45 at-bats and is hitting .356 with 12 runs batted in. How hot is Fox?...
| Aug 14, 2010
DES MOINES, Iowa — It's a Tuesday evening and the Cubs are on the field. They wear blue pinstriped pants and blue jerseys with those oddly sloped red numbers on their backs. I'm sipping an Old Style, someone in the outfield is operating the...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 5:39 PM
The three-season, up-and-down Orioles career of Felix Pie likely came to an end Tuesday when the outfielder was designated for assignment to make room for outfielder Matt Angle.
As he walked out of the visitors' clubhouse at Target Field, Pie said he was...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:23 PM
When Jake Fox was taken off the Orioles' 40-man roster June 1, he assumed he would be gone from the organization and would land a shot with another club.
But no one claimed him off waivers, so he returned to Triple-A Norfolk, a bit surprised but...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back: