| Apr 14, 2009
When Ted Lilly entered the seventh inning of the Cubs' home opener Monday with a no-hitter intact, the remnants of the 40,077 human popsicles who ventured out to Wrigley Field were starting to think they were witnessing history.
Lilly had been...
| Apr 15, 2009
| 7:04 PM
Like any frustrated Cubs fan, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich had his own ideas about how manager Lou Piniella should run the team.
The moment came during one tough stretch at the end of May 2007. The Cubs had just lost to the Florida Marlins 9-0, the team's...
| Apr 16, 2009
| 2:30 PM
It doesn't matter when or where because the Cubs and Cardinals are something very special to their legions of fans stretched between Chicago and St. Louis.
"It's special because it's almost like a playoff atmosphere," said Aaron Miles, the Cub...
| Apr 19, 2009
It was getting late, and besides, Aramis Ramirez was becoming concerned about that big zero by his name.
"I told (manager Lou Piniella) I was worried — I've never been 0-for-6 before," Ramirez said. "I had to do something. I was thinking about...
| Jun 25, 2009
DETROIT -- Some people count sheep when they have trouble getting to sleep.
But after watching the Cubs' sleepwalking offense the last two months, Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella are counting the days until Aramis Ramirez returns from his shoulder injury....
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2009
Winning at Wrigley Field has become routine for Ted Lilly. The way he earned his victory Saturday was anything but.
For only the second time all season, the Cubs got RBIs in the same game from Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano and Milton Bradley, and the...
| Jul 25, 2009
The countdown to the July 31 trade deadline is on, and the Cubs remain in a wait-and-see mode.
They are 1 1/2 games behind first-place St. Louis after Friday's 8-5 victory over Cincinnati.
The Cubs have won 8 of their last 11, a streak that roughly...
| Jul 29, 2009
Ted Lilly joked before Tuesday night's game that Ryan Dempster never should have tried to imitate him when he jumped over the dugout fence three weeks ago and broke his big right toe.
"I tried to warn Ryan," Lilly said. "That was something [ Jason]...
| Aug 20, 2009
SAN DIEGO -- After Rich Harden threw seven scoreless innings Wednesday night to lead the Cubs to a 7-1 victory over the Padres, the team headed up Interstate 5 to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in a rematch of last year's playoff series.
| Sep 12, 2009
Is Rich Harden "walking" his way out of Wrigley Field and into free agency?
As daily evaluations -- mostly with the pitching staff -- help constitute the makeup of next year's team, Harden is making it hard to justify keeping him, especially if he...