| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if.
The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:47 AM
What we learned from City Series, Part One:
A.J. Pierzynski is good on triples until 2013.
Pierzynski is good on (bleeping) off teammates until then, too.
Starlin Castro is money.
Mark Buehrle remains an Interleague Hall-of-Famer.
Brent Morel knows...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:56 AM
Randy Wells was still on the mound at the start of the seventh inning for the Chicago Cubs, even after it appeared he wouldn't make it through the first. Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double in Kansas City's four-run...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:41 AM
After switching his lineup almost on a daily basis in the first half, Cubs manager Mike Quade goes with the same lineup Friday that produced a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning against the Marlins the night before.
Kosuke Fukudome leads off, with All-Star...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 10:46 AM
Sunday began with Starlin Castro as the second leading batter in the National League with a .393 average. Not bad for the league's youngest player.
Does the shortstop's continued success surprise Cubs manager Mike Quade?
"I would like to say no, just...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Pacers forward Danny Granger created bulletin-board material when he said before the playoffs that stopping Derrick Rose would make the Bulls beatable. Granger stood by that bold statement before Tuesday's game.
"Definitely, I still feel that way,"...
| May 7, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Starlin Castro will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut against the Reds by ... sitting against the Reds.
Castro was not in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's 12:15 p.m. game vs. Cincinnati at Wrigley Field. Neither was Alfonso Soriano, who will...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Dear Mr. and Mrs. NATO protesters,
If you want to decry something that you think offends humanity, skip McCormick Place this weekend and head to Wrigley Field.
If you’re looking to bring attention to senseless policies, then the Cubs-White Sox...
| May 18, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Yes, there also was a baseball game Friday. Amid all the hoopla of the NATO visit, rumors of President Obama visiting Wrigley Field and Kerry Wood picking this weekend to retire, the City Series finally got to take center stage.
The Cubs and White Sox...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Being a rookie manager is like being a new parent in a lot of ways. And right now, Dale Sveum seems to be doing the wrong thing with a shortstop who’s going through the “terrible twos.’’
Sveum is threatening to bench Starlin...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Did somebody get to Dale Sveum? Specifically, did somebody in Cubs management tell the manager to stand down after his comments about threatening to bench Starlin Castro because of exasperating mental mistakes in San Francisco?
Reading comments out of...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The Cubs will leave town and then figure to call up Anthony Rizzo, and that’s the right order.
The headache-inducing rules regarding free agency forced the Cubs to wait until a certain number of days had expired during the season. Don’t ask....