| Jul 18, 2008
| 9:47 PM
The Cubs are looking for a summer rerun of 2007, when they started off the second half with seven victories in their first eight games en route to a National League Central title.
Starter Ted Lilly did enough to get the Cubs off on the right foot...
| 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 22, 2008
| 10:30 PM
With two on and two outs in the third inning on Tuesday night, Aramis Ramirez dug in to face Arizona right-hander Yusmeiro Petit. He didn't look especially comfortable.
He hasn't for almost a month now.
But Ramirez got hold of a 2-1 fastball, sending...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2010
| 10:19 PM
Ryan Dempster put a little regular-season pressure on himself: bases loaded, no outs.
Then came a dominant sequence the Cubs hope their No. 2 starter duplicates when the games get real beginning next week.
Dempster struck out three consecutive...
| 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."...
| Jun 13, 2009
The picture -- Milton Bradley with hands on his head -- captured a moment but could have encapsulated his career in Chicago.
And for the fans, especially the 41,509 Friday at Wrigley Field, it's right back at you, Milton. Kind of like the...
| Jun 19, 2009
What happened Thursday at Wrigley Field was one of the most dramatic games in Cubs- White Sox history, and certainly one of the most improbable given the recent ineptitude of the Cubs' offense.
And it came from two implausible heroes who changed...
| Jun 29, 2009
It was a wild and wacky windup to the weekend, a nearly literal Cubs vs. White Sox, Round 3.
The KO went to the Sox by a final score of 6-0, although the majority of body blows came from Carlos Zambrano.
Not only did Zambrano lose his cool -- hitting...
| Jul 1, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- Aramis Ramirez has an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2010 season, giving him an opportunity to test free agency if his $14.6 million salary is below fair-market value.
But after learning how valuable he is to the Cubs during his...