| 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 9, 2008
| 7:56 PM
After taking himself out with a lead after five innings in his previous start, Carlos Zambrano said he was "mentally prepared" to go only five or six innings that afternoon.
On Saturday, Zambrano said he was prepared to go six or seven innings against...
| Aug 10, 2008
| 10:17 PM
Everyone who said it would be a cold day in August before Cubs fans cheered former Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds for a warning-track fly ball were apparently right on the money.
With unseasonably cool temperatures dipping into the mid-60s Sunday...
| Aug 13, 2008
| 9:31 PM
The 1984 season brings back memories both delicious and dreadful for Cubs fans, and now they have a companion piece to compare it to.
By sweeping Atlanta 10-2 and 8-0 Wednesday in a day-night doubleheader at Turner Field, the Cubs moved 26 games above...
| 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 16, 2008
| 10:23 PM
That Cubbie swagger Lou Piniella talked about back in spring training of 2007 has been more visible of late, befitting a team that began Saturday tied with the Los Angeles Angels for the best record in baseball.
"I had a good friend who called, who has...
| Aug 17, 2008
| 8:09 PM
After Ryan Dempster earned his 14th victory by beating Florida 9-2 on Sunday, manager Lou Piniella said the Cubs knew coming into spring training that he'd make the starting rotation.
So much for the three-way competition for two spots among Dempster,...
| Aug 19, 2008
| 10:34 PM
While CC Sabathia has proved to be the best midseason pick-up in baseball since Milwaukee acquired him in July, Rich Harden isn't far behind.
The Cubs right-hander pitched another gem Tuesday night in a 5-0 victory over Cincinnati, allowing only two hits...
| 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 23, 2008
| 4:46 PM
It started six months ago in Mesa, Ariz., when Ryan Dempster stood in the parking lot of Fitch Park before the opening day of spring training and calmly declared the Cubs were going to win the World Series.
Dempster wasn't afraid of jinxing the team with...
| 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...