| Jul 2, 2008
| 11:30 PM
Ryan Dempster was in search of his first road victory of the season Wednesday night at AT & T Park, and he looked like he was on his way with a three-run lead over San Francisco heading into the seventh inning.
But manager Lou Piniella removed Dempster...
| Jul 6, 2008
| 6:38 PM
The White Sox just concluded an 8-2 homestand and still are in first place in the AL Central. Neither is a small accomplishment, considering the competition.
They maintained their one-game lead over the Twins, baseball's hottest team, who have won 16...
| 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...
| 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 13, 2008
| 7:40 PM
Ryan Dempster's perfect season at Wrigley Field came to an abrupt end Sunday in a 4-2 loss to San Francisco, leaving him with a 10-1 record at home.
Giants ace Tim Lincecum outpitched Dempster with eight strong innings, allowing one run on six hits while...
| Jul 15, 2008
| 10:42 PM
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Caution: Swear word included. Now in t-shirt form! That's how I deal with rowdy cubicle posters too.
We were going to cubicle last night's Home Run Derby, but that would have meant watching Chris...
| 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 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...