| Aug 22, 2008
| 8:55 PM
When Lou Piniella skipped Jason Marquis in the rotation last week after the right-hander won his second straight start, the Cubs manager had a viable explanation.
"Knowing he has struggled in August and September, we're spacing him out a little more,"...
| Aug 26, 2008
| 4:45 PM
The Tribune's White Sox reporter answers reader questions each week during the season. This week, Lance Broadway's future, September call-ups and how to label the 2008 White Sox.
Hey, Mark, what's your take on Lance Broadway? Is he in the rotation next...
| Aug 30, 2008
| 8:17 PM
It was a very rare scene in the Cubs' clubhouse Saturday: Quiet.
Usually the stereo is blaring and players are jabbering at each other. But here it was eerily subdued, because the Cubs (gasp) lost a home game.
It doesn't happen very often, just 17 times...
| Sep 25, 2008
| 10:16 PM
Imagine the consternation in the Milwaukee clubhouse Thursday when word got around that the Cubs were starting a bunch of backups and call-ups in their game against the New York Mets.
Micah who? Koyie who?
Were the Cubs trying to give the Mets a leg...
| Sep 28, 2008
| 7:11 PM
The Cubs and Dodgers have played each other 2,024 times since their first game in Brooklyn in 1890, splitting the all-time series 1,012-1,012.
And they'll face each other for the first time in the postseason beginning Wednesday at Wrigley Field. They'...
| 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...
| May 31, 2008
| 7:51 PM
Lou Piniella had what's often referred to as a "senior moment" after his Cubs knocked off the Rockies 5-4 on Saturday for their sixth straight win on the homestand.
"I don't even know how we scored our runs," Piniella said. "I don't remember. … But...
| Jun 5, 2008
| 11:06 PM
Kerry Wood did his Wild Thing imitation Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth before striking out Matt Kemp on a 95 m.p.h. fastball to preserve a 5-4 win over Los Angeles.
"Exciting game," manager Lou Pniella...
| Jun 12, 2008
| 2:49 PM
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Am I the only who thinks last night's drilling of Alfonso Soriano stems from some lingering bad feelings that date all the way back to last season?
Remember this? Last June Soriano hit three homers in a...
| Jun 12, 2008
| 9:24 PM
On their first day without Alfonso Soriano, their $136 million left fielder, the Cubs won a game with two players they will pay about $600,000—combined—this season.
Waiver-wire pickups Jim Edmonds and Reed Johnson drove in all the Cubs'...
| Jun 17, 2008
| 10:27 PM
Cliff Floyd doesn't care if some think he's crazy for thinking about a World Series matchup that would be too surreal for most rational people to contemplate.
Before he homered Tuesday night to help Tampa Bay beat the Cubs, his former team, 3-2 in the...
| Jun 18, 2008
| 9:39 PM
Carlos Zambrano will fly to Chicago on Thursday to have his right shoulder examined after leaving Wednesday night's game in the seventh inning with shoulder discomfort.
As Zambrano left the field during the 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay, the Cubs' season flashed...