| Jun 25, 2008
| 10:44 PM
The loss of Carlos Zambrano for two weeks with a shoulder injury has given the Cubs a rare opportunity to see what life would be like without their ace.
And although it's still too early to make any judgments, a Big Z-free rotation appears to be a little...
| Jun 26, 2008
| 2:37 PM
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And away we go with this traditional matchup between your Chicago Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles, with whom as a child I had a strange infatuation. But only because of the orange jerseys. The same reason...
| Jun 26, 2008
| 9:47 PM
Playing Baltimore in between home-and-away series against the White Sox looked like a sure-fire way for the schedule-makers to let the Cubs catch their breath and build some momentum.
But the Orioles walked away from Chicago winning two out of three...
| Jun 27, 2008
| 9:38 PM
After crashing against the right-field fence to make a game-ending catch Friday, Jermaine Dye took a look at it on the U.S. Cellular Field replay screen.
For Dye and the White Sox, this was the perfect punctuation mark to their transformation after...
| Jun 28, 2008
| 4:01 PM
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I'm not a fighter, but this series has been all too civil for my liking. Spice things up!
Kick some dirt Lou! Hit someone with a chair Ozzie! Or, you could both rap...that's always entertaining....
| Jun 28, 2008
| 9:23 PM
The Cubs put the White Sox on the defensive in two key situations Saturday, and both times the Sox responded in dramatic style.
After barely fouling off an 0-2 pitch with a feeble swing, Carlos Quentin whacked a high-and-outside fastball from Carlos...
| Jun 29, 2008
| 10:10 PM
After receiving plenty of nasty e-mails a week ago, manager Ozzie Guillen had a pretty good feeling about the state of White Sox fans Sunday night.
"It will be a different Monday in Chicago," Guillen said after the Sox exacted revenge with a 5-1...
| Jul 1, 2008
| 11:15 PM
The Cubs wasted a strong outing by Jason Marquis on Tuesday night at AT&T Park, losing 2-1 to San Francisco and falling to 1-4 on their 10-game trip.
Marquis turned in one of his better outings, allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings. But he...
| Jul 2, 2008
| 11:30 PM
Ryan Dempster was in search of his first road victory of the season Wednesday night at AT & T Park, and he looked like he was on his way with a three-run lead over San Francisco heading into the seventh inning.
But manager Lou Piniella removed Dempster...
| Jul 3, 2008
| 8:51 PM
The most anticipated Cubs-Cardinals series since 2004 begins Friday night in Busch Stadium with a couple of juicy subplots added to the mix.
Carlos Zambrano's return from the disabled list and Jim Edmonds' return to his old stomping grounds could add...
| Jul 4, 2008
| 9:19 PM
Once upon a time they were natural-born enemies in the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry, a couple of strong-headed personalities who epitomized the character of their respective organizations.
But Carlos Zambrano and Jim Edmonds shared center stage for the Cubs on...
| Jul 5, 2008
| 7:56 PM
When Cubs closer Kerry Wood entered in the ninth inning Saturday at Busch Stadium with a two-run lead over St. Louis, it seemed safe to say the game was history.
Wood had become automatic lately, converting his last 12 save opportunities, including...