| Jun 29, 2009
It was a wild and wacky windup to the weekend, a nearly literal Cubs vs. White Sox, Round 3.
The KO went to the Sox by a final score of 6-0, although the majority of body blows came from Carlos Zambrano.
Not only did Zambrano lose his cool -- hitting...
| Sep 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- If they both end up retired in a few years, Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella could team up and take their comedy act on the road across America.
Their act is so polished by now that it seems as though they have been rehearsing it for years....
| Sep 18, 2009
In 10 years covering the Cubs, I've seen my share of bizarre clubhouse scenes.
But few could top the crazy atmosphere Thursday after a 7-4 loss to the Brewers.
The Cubs may be out of the pennant race, but they still lead the league in chaos, confusion...
| May 17, 2010
| 11:54 AM
In the latest installment of Ask Paul, we answer your questions on whether Ryno should replace Lou, if Soriano and Zambrano can be dealt, where to bat D- Lee and Ramirez and just how tough is it to be a Cubs fan:
Isn't all of this monkeying around...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:34 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS (97-64, 1st)
MANAGER: Lou Piniella (3rd season)
PAYROLL: $145 million
X-FACTOR: Isn't combustible Milton Bradley, now on his sixth team, the only choice for this category everywhere he goes?
BEST CASE: A deep...
| Aug 14, 2010
DES MOINES, Iowa — It's a Tuesday evening and the Cubs are on the field. They wear blue pinstriped pants and blue jerseys with those oddly sloped red numbers on their backs. I'm sipping an Old Style, someone in the outfield is operating the...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 10:01 AM
I didn’t expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didn’t expect them to blow a series to the pathetic Pirates, a team they should’ve swept when you think about it because you have to sweep bad teams if you’re going...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Consider Mike Quade “Cubbed.’’
After his team choked away a four-run lead in Cincinnati on Monday, the Cubs manager called a closed-door meeting, which is hysterical for a team that can’t close the door.
Anyway, Quade watched...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 7:25 AM
A busy day in federal court takes us into the top stories we'll be watching today ...
Blistering cross- examination is expected in the Blagojevich retrial. The jury could start deliberations Monday or Tuesday in the terror trial of Tahawwur Rana.
| Jun 7, 2011
| 6:31 AM
Carlos Zambrano apologized for telling the truth. Carlos Marmol said everything's fine.
Yes. Well. Except for the obvious fact that the Cubs still play like a Triple-A team and still are embarrassing. So Cub.
Zambrano went off on the Cubs on Sunday...