| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2009
Some Cubs fans were startled to see Ryan Dempster walking down Addison Street in warm-up gear about 1 1/2 hours before Wednesday night's game against the Brewers.
Batting practice had ended, so Dempster went on a Starbucks run and was seen carrying a...
| Sep 18, 2009
In 10 years covering the Cubs, I've seen my share of bizarre clubhouse scenes.
But few could top the crazy atmosphere Thursday after a 7-4 loss to the Brewers.
The Cubs may be out of the pennant race, but they still lead the league in chaos, confusion...
| Jun 1, 2009
CHICAGO -- Well, that didn't last long.
The Dodgers' emergence from their three-day offensive malaise coincided with Sean Marshall's appearance on the mound, as the team with baseball's best record demonstrated its continued mastery of mediocre...
| Jun 12, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ryan Theriot sounded like Lou Piniella on Thursday after the Cubs dropped another agonizing, extra-inning game on the final day of their three-city trip.
"I'm kind of like Lou," he said. "I don't really have an answer right now. I wish I did."...