| Mar 18, 2009
MIAMI - If that doesn't fire up the United States for the World Baseball Classic, then perhaps nothing will.
Team USA is a WBC semifinalist, courtesy of a thrilling come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Team Puerto Rico at Dolphin Stadium last night. The...
| 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 26, 2009
DETROIT -- Ted Lilly may be the best bet to represent the Cubs in the All-Star Game next month, but the veteran left-hander turned in one of his worst outings of the year Thursday in a 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Handed a quick 3-0 lead on Jake Fox's...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2008
| 10:10 PM
Henry Blanco has spent more time on the bench than a Supreme Court justice this summer, getting into only five games during July.
But all that watching and waiting hasn't embittered the Cubs' backup catcher, and after his run-scoring single in the 11th...
| Aug 13, 2008
| 3:15 PM
The Cubs ran their road winning streak to six games after a 10-2 pasting of Atlanta in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader Wednesday as Geovany Soto and Jim Edmonds homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jason Marquis beat his old team.
| Aug 14, 2008
| 10:42 PM
Ted Lilly had Alfonso Soriano's back Thursday night at Turner Field, just as he did last year in Atlanta when he was ejected for allegedly throwing at Edgar Renteria after Braves pitchers had treated Soriano like their personal piñata.
With a five-run...
| 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 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 25, 2008
| 8:46 PM
Perhaps it would be fitting for the Cubs to win 100 games on the 100th anniversary of their 1908 world championship.
After Monday's 12-3 romp over Pittsburgh at PNC Park, they were on pace to finish with that nice round number, a mark the Cubs haven't...
| 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 30, 2008
| 8:17 PM
It was a very rare scene in the Cubs' clubhouse Saturday: Quiet.
Usually the stereo is blaring and players are jabbering at each other. But here it was eerily subdued, because the Cubs (gasp) lost a home game.
It doesn't happen very often, just 17 times...