| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:25 PM
It isn't often that Kurt Landes and his staff are caught unprepared. But it happened Monday night. "We really weren't expecting that rain at 6:45 [p.m.]," the IronPigs general manager said of the sudden cloudburst that ultimately led to the postponement...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Baseball's winter meetings are getting underway in Nashville, and that's usually when minor league free agent signings start to be revealed. Don't look for a whole lot of action from the Phillies, however. With the young talent starting to rise through...
| 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...
| May 6, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Starting pitcher Daniel Cabrera threw seven impressive innings but the Indianapolis Indians couldn't make an early lead stand up and had to rally late, taking an eighth-inning lead when Brandon Boggs scored on a wild pitch, before eventually beating the...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ted Lilly came out to pitch the second inning Tuesday night with the front of his jersey caked in dirt after he had made a headfirst slide into third base for his first career triple.
As fashion statements go, it was certainly one of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 29, 2009
The Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night at Wrigley Field left Manager Joe Torre shaking his head.
Asked how he was doing, Torre laughed.
"I'm doing better now," he said.
With Jonathan Broxton unavailable to pitch, replacement...