| 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 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 30, 2008
| 10:42 PM
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2003 and sitting out most of the 2004 season, Ryan Dempster's career has gone through countless changes.
When Dempster asked last fall to give up his closer's job and go back to his original role as a starter, he...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2008
| 10:43 PM
The clock on top of the venerable Wrigley Field scoreboard read 8:06 p.m. Monday when tornado sirens began to wail in the darkness. Action between the Cubs and Astros had been suspended already for nearly a half-hour.
Then, minutes after the sirens...
| 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 8, 2008
| 11:09 PM
Whether the Cubs were responding Tuesday to Milwaukee's acquisition of CC Sabathia by trading for Rich Harden was of little concern to Cubs manager Lou Piniella.
"All I do is concern myself with the Chicago Cubs," Piniella said. "And we have gotten...
| Jul 9, 2008
| 10:50 PM
Cubs brass is considering a move to end the 71-year-old tradition of flying the "L" flag above the center-field scoreboard after losses at Wrigley Field, believing it's best not to advertise a losing performance.
But as long as the Cubs continue to win...
| Jun 21, 2008
| 8:30 PM
About an hour before Game 2 of the City Series, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was telling Cubs Chairman Crane Kenney about all the rats he has seen at Wrigley Field over the years.
Kenney politely listened to Guillen's rant before offering a...
| Jun 22, 2008
| 10:23 PM
The White Sox are only three years removed from their last World Series championship, while the Cubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their last title.
These are historical facts most everyone in Chicago knows by now.
But noted philosopher...
| Jun 24, 2008
| 1:40 PM
Ask Paul returns to answers your questions about the City Series, Marmol's breakdown, the ivy, Jim Edmonds' Q-rating and other hot topics:
The City Series is half over and again I'm struck by how unfair the "natural rival" system is. The Cubs'...
| Jun 25, 2008
| 10:44 PM
The loss of Carlos Zambrano for two weeks with a shoulder injury has given the Cubs a rare opportunity to see what life would be like without their ace.
And although it's still too early to make any judgments, a Big Z-free rotation appears to be a little...