| Apr 29, 2008
| 10:33 PM
After winning eight of their first nine games without Alfonso Soriano in the lineup, the idea that Soriano's absence was beneficial to the Cubs gained acceptability in some quarters.
"Listen, if we hadn't been winning, they'd say, 'Boy, these guys really...
| May 4, 2008
| 10:03 PM
Sunday night's game in Busch Stadium began as a carbon copy of Rich Hill's first-inning implosion on Friday, only this time it was Jason Marquis playing the role of struggling starter with control issues.
Like Friday night, it ended with the Cubs...
| May 10, 2008
| 11:01 PM
Baseball works in mysterious, misunderstood ways, especially when it comes to the mythology that has become the Cubs.
Bedraggled as a team after a 2-6 trip and with their highest-paid player booed with a .188 batting average, the Cubs have just...
| May 13, 2008
| 10:19 PM
With a 17-m.p.h. wind blowing out and journeyman left-hander Shawn Estes on the mound for San Diego, the conditions seemed ripe for another Cubs blowout.
But nothing seems to play to form for the Cubs this year, and after putting his team in an early...
| May 14, 2008
| 9:02 PM
Before Jim Edmonds was to join the Cubs party Thursday at Wrigley Field, his new teammates had a little fun Wednesday night at the expense of Padres ace Jake Peavy.
Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto homered and had three RBIs apiece in an 8-5 victory over...
| May 16, 2008
| 10:50 AM
Ask Paul returns to answer your question about Felix's future, Marmol as closer, Geo and Fu's rookie of the year race and other relevant issues:
Paul, you recently wrote that Pie doesn't look like the type of hitter the Cubs envisioned. How exactly would...
| May 18, 2008
| 8:34 PM
The Cubs did something Sunday they hadn't done in exactly 30 years — win eight of 10 games on a homestand. And Jason Marquis did something he hadn't done in exactly a month — win a game.
Of course, it helped to have Pittsburgh as the...
| May 19, 2008
Los Cachorros no pudieron barrer por tercera vez consecutiva esta temporada a los Piratas de Pittsburgh (21-23), pero al menos lograron apuntarse la serie tras batirlos ayer 4-3 en un juego muy trabajado y peleado en un, como siempre, abarrotado Wrigley...
| May 25, 2008
PITTSBURGH — Lou Piniella insists the Pittsburgh Pirates are "a nice ballclub," and they actually played like one on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh got a good effort from its starting pitcher, Phil Dumatrait, a two-run homer from Jason Bay and a rally...
| May 29, 2008
| 10:05 PM
Perhaps the low point of Lou Piniella's term as Cubs manager came one year ago Friday at Wrigley Field, after a 9-0 loss to Florida left them seven games under .500 and gasping for air.
Piniella's club held a players-only meeting in which the manager was...
| Jun 3, 2008
| 9:59 PM
Seldom has a Cubs team been linked to so many of its predecessors as the 2008 edition has been during the first two months of the season.
Every day seems to bring about a new history lesson.
Consider that the Cubs on Tuesday night were off to their best...
| Jun 7, 2008
| 8:10 PM
Lou Piniella was on the mound making a pitching change Saturday at Dodger Stadium when he heard a roar coming from the first base side.
"I heard all this commotion and I thought there was a wave going on," the Cubs manager said. "But there was no wave."...