| Jul 10, 2008
| 5:51 PM
Cubs at home? Check, they had the best home record in the major leagues.
Wind blowing out at Wrigley Field? Check, Cubs were 9-2 and had out-homered the opposition 20-13 and outscored them 81-55.
Ted Lilly on the mound? Check, he hadn't lost at home...
| Jul 11, 2008
| 1:45 PM
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There was a very interesting story in last week's Sports Illustrated by Tom Verducci about Giants ace Tim Lincecum.
It's a long piece that delves deeply into pitching mechanics and is worth reading, but...
| Jul 18, 2008
| 9:47 PM
The Cubs are looking for a summer rerun of 2007, when they started off the second half with seven victories in their first eight games en route to a National League Central title.
Starter Ted Lilly did enough to get the Cubs off on the right foot...
| Jul 20, 2008
| 7:16 PM
When the Cubs return to Minute Maid Park in September, Lou Piniella insists the players won't have to take batting practice.
The left-field wall is so inviting, Piniella argued, that some players try to "knock the pumpkins off the train" that runs on a...
| Jul 21, 2008
El abridor de los Cachorros, Ryan Dempster, ponchó siete bateadores en ocho entradas sin permitir anotación para ganar su primer juego fuera del Wrigley Field en dos años y evitar además que el equipo saliera barrido al derrotar 9-0 a los Astros de...
| Jul 22, 2008
| 10:30 PM
With two on and two outs in the third inning on Tuesday night, Aramis Ramirez dug in to face Arizona right-hander Yusmeiro Petit. He didn't look especially comfortable.
He hasn't for almost a month now.
But Ramirez got hold of a 2-1 fastball, sending...
| Jul 25, 2008
| 8:52 PM
The blue L flag was flying atop the Wrigley Field scoreboard long before Milwaukee started playing Friday night for a piece of first place in the National League Central.
So, with the calendar not yet flipped to August and nearly 60 games still to be...
| Jul 26, 2008
| 8:22 PM
The Cubs have problems and none of them appears minor right now.
They have a problem scoring runs, with only eight in their six losses since the All-Star break.
They have a problem beating the Florida Marlins, losing to them in 12 of their last 13...
| Jul 29, 2008
| 10:42 PM
Brewers manager Ned Yost was asked before Tuesday night's game whether the Cubs would get a huge psychological lift if they beat Ben Sheets after handling CC Sabathia on Monday.
"Psychological lifts evaporate about the first of August," Yost replied....
| Jul 31, 2008
| 10:01 PM
The Cubs didn't decide to stand pat at the trading deadline Thursday just because of their dominance over the Brewers this week at Miller Park.
But after an 11-4 victory gave the Cubs their first four-game sweep in Milwaukee in five years, it was hard to...
| 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...
| Mar 31, 2008
| 9:13 PM
When Kosuke Fukudome hit a three-run homer off Milwaukee closer Eric Gagne to tie the season opener in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday, fans all over Wrigley Field held up professionally made signs with English words on one side and Japanese on...