| Apr 21, 2009
First, suspend the perception that any baseball short of the major-league variety is dinner theater in Dubuque compared with Broadway.
If you're willing to make that concession, you might find the constant hustle of a college team appealing. You might...
| May 15, 2009
Milton Bradley unknowingly may have coined a new slogan for the 2009 Cubs after his two-game suspension was cut in half Thursday:
Bradley was referring to his belief Major League Baseball holds him more accountable than other players...
| May 30, 2009
Reporting from Chicago --The Dodgers were handed their most lopsided loss of the season today at Wrigley Field, falling 7-0 to the Chicago Cubs, as starting pitcher Eric Stults and reliever Jeff Weaver helped the home team's slumping lineup emerge from...
| Aug 10, 2008
| 10:17 PM
Everyone who said it would be a cold day in August before Cubs fans cheered former Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds for a warning-track fly ball were apparently right on the money.
With unseasonably cool temperatures dipping into the mid-60s Sunday...
| Aug 17, 2008
| 8:09 PM
After Ryan Dempster earned his 14th victory by beating Florida 9-2 on Sunday, manager Lou Piniella said the Cubs knew coming into spring training that he'd make the starting rotation.
So much for the three-way competition for two spots among Dempster,...
| Aug 20, 2008
| 9:27 PM
Cubs manager Lou Piniella spotted Marty Brennaman wearing a pink shirt in the interview room Wednesday when he decided to poke some fun at the Reds announcer.
"Boy, hot pink from Cincinnati," Piniella said. "Is it Sadie Hawkins Day or what?"
| Aug 23, 2008
| 4:46 PM
It started six months ago in Mesa, Ariz., when Ryan Dempster stood in the parking lot of Fitch Park before the opening day of spring training and calmly declared the Cubs were going to win the World Series.
Dempster wasn't afraid of jinxing the team with...
| Aug 24, 2008
| 5:41 PM
Ryan Dempster got used to pitching in heavy humidity in Florida early in his career, while Rich Harden grew accustomed to pitching in cool, dry weather during his days in Oakland.
So perhaps it was a good omen that the hot, sticky weather Dempster...
| Aug 27, 2008
| 8:41 PM
After disposing of Pittsburgh 2-0 Wednesday to sweep the series at PNC Park, the Cubs begin a stretch that will test their character, perseverance and overall strength.
Starting with Thursday night's game against Philadelphia at Wrigley Field, the Cubs...
| Aug 28, 2008
| 10:49 PM
After turning 65 Thursday, Cubs manager Lou Piniella had but one birthday request.
"Get a win," Piniella said late Thursday afternoon. "That's it."
Before the game against the Phillies, Piniella was happy to receive a commemorative bottle of sake from...
| Sep 9, 2008
| 11:11 PM
Lou Piniella's fuse has been getting shorter and shorter as the Cubs' September slump grows longer and longer, and he finally erupted on Tuesday after his club's latest meltdown.
After St. Louis came back from a three-run deficit to notch a 4-3 victory...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:22 PM
Any more questions?
In a sequence of events reminiscent of Mike Scott's no-hitter to clinch a division championship for Houston in 1986, Carlos Zambrano single-handedly reawakened the excitement of nervous Cubs fans on Sunday night.
Facing the Houston...