| 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
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2008
| 1:16 PM
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Previously on From the Cubicle: There were two baseball teams in Chicago, and their fans don't like each other. There was much name-calling and taunts of "1908" and "Sox Sux" banter. And this season,...
| Jun 21, 2008
| 8:30 PM
About an hour before Game 2 of the City Series, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was telling Cubs Chairman Crane Kenney about all the rats he has seen at Wrigley Field over the years.
Kenney politely listened to Guillen's rant before offering a...
| Jun 24, 2008
| 8:56 PM
After making the long and winding trek from the visitors' clubhouse to the dugout late Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore third baseman Melvin Mora looked out at Wrigley Field and let out a big sigh.
"It's already 1-0, Cubs," Mora said with a straight face,...
| 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...