| Jun 2, 2008
| 10:42 PM
The Carlos Zambrano Show was cut short on Monday due to circumstances beyond his control, though the Cubs' ace was definitely out of control from the start to the finish of his five-inning stint.
One day after his 27th birthday, Zambrano spotted San...
| Jun 5, 2008
| 11:06 PM
Kerry Wood did his Wild Thing imitation Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth before striking out Matt Kemp on a 95 m.p.h. fastball to preserve a 5-4 win over Los Angeles.
"Exciting game," manager Lou Pniella...
| Jun 6, 2008
| 11:00 PM
Sean Gallagher is still learning on the job in his rookie season, trying to let the advice of his teammates sink in while going through a few growing pains.
While Gallagher pitched five strong innings on Friday night against Los Angeles, a few walks...
| Jun 11, 2008
| 9:22 PM
Cubs manager Lou Piniella was informed before Wednesday night's game that Ryan Dempster was 7-0 at Wrigley Field and 0-2 on the road.
"He hasn't won on the road?" Piniella said facetiously. "Stay home on this road trip."
Then Dempster went out and...
| Jun 12, 2008
| 2:49 PM
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Am I the only who thinks last night's drilling of Alfonso Soriano stems from some lingering bad feelings that date all the way back to last season?
Remember this? Last June Soriano hit three homers in a...
| Jun 12, 2008
| 9:24 PM
On their first day without Alfonso Soriano, their $136 million left fielder, the Cubs won a game with two players they will pay about $600,000—combined—this season.
Waiver-wire pickups Jim Edmonds and Reed Johnson drove in all the Cubs'...
| Jun 13, 2008
| 8:50 PM
Only a few days after coming off their West Coast swing, the Cubs began their artificial turf trip Friday night at the Rogers Center.
The Cubs hadn't played a game on artificial turf since getting swept in Minnesota in 2006 and had not won a game on fake...
| Jun 15, 2008
| 8:21 PM
Ted Lilly was taking a cab ride from his hotel to the Rogers Centre on Sunday morning when the conversation turned to baseball. One of Lilly's teammates jokingly asked the driver what he thought of the former Blue Jay-turned-Cub, and the driver had a...
| Jun 16, 2008
| 11:44 AM
Paul Sullivan returns from an extended separation from his Tribune e-mail box in a special, Soriano-free edition of Ask Paul.
I'm excited to witness that the team has developed, step by step, without a lot of us noticing, a killer instinct they didn't...
| Jun 16, 2008
| 6:50 PM
Maybe it's appropriate the Hall of Fame Game went out this way.
Maybe—no, make that certainly—Cubs manager Lou Piniella was right: This exhibition, at least on this day, wasn't worth the trip.
The sky erupted with thunder and lightning and a...
| Jun 17, 2008
| 10:27 PM
Cliff Floyd doesn't care if some think he's crazy for thinking about a World Series matchup that would be too surreal for most rational people to contemplate.
Before he homered Tuesday night to help Tampa Bay beat the Cubs, his former team, 3-2 in the...
| Jun 20, 2008
| 8:31 PM
The Cubs have Aramis Ramirez's walk-off home runs choreographed now, with each player knowing exactly where he needs to stand in the receiving line and how hard he needs to slap Ramirez's helmet when he jumps on home plate.
They got another chance to...