| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:47 AM
What we learned from City Series, Part One:
A.J. Pierzynski is good on triples until 2013.
Pierzynski is good on (bleeping) off teammates until then, too.
Starlin Castro is money.
Mark Buehrle remains an Interleague Hall-of-Famer.
Brent Morel knows...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Blake DeWitt starts in left field in place of Alfonso Soriano and Koyie Hill catches Carlos Zambrano in the finale of the Cubs-Giants series Thursday at Wrigley Field.
This is the final game before the second round of the Cubs-White Sox series this...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
It wasn’t that Carlos Marmol threw a wild pitch to lose Monday’s game inWashington. It wasn’t that Marmol had no idea there was a runner on base and did nothing to stop Jayson Werth from stealing third to set up the aggravating ending....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:46 AM
Who’s dumber, the Cubs or Carlos Zambrano?
No easy questions here. This is a tough mid-term exam. The Cubs can make a strong case over the last century, but if this is only Year Two of the Ricketts disaster, then Zambrano would seem to have a...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:18 AM
The Cubs optioned pitcher Chris Carpenter to AAA Iowa on Saturday, using his spot to activate Carlos Zambrano from the disabled list.
Carpenter appeared in 10 games as a reliever and posted a 2.79 ERA while striking out eight in 9 2/3 innings. His...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 9:40 AM
Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Randy Wells will pitch the three games in Milwaukee starting Tuesday. The rotation was set Sunday by manager Mike Quade, who previously had been undecided because of Monday's off-day.
That means Matt Garza, who...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh?
Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 7:09 AM
One day after playing hero, Tony Campana finds himself back on the Cubs' bench, with Marlon Byrd back in center field Saturday against the Reds. Campana had an inside-the-park homer and two other hits Friday.
Tyler Colvin, who also hit a home run Friday,...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:02 AM
I believe Carlos Zambrano.
When he told Comcast SportsNet that only about three teammates contacted him after he was placed on the We’re Sick Of You List, I believe him.
Everything else is a crock.
No, wait, I believe Zambrano when he says he...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:31 PM
The Bears Looking for a "Sod-mother"...
The controversy surrounding the slippery sod at Soldier Field isn't on solid footing behind the scenes. As Bears' and Chicago Park District bigwigs bicker about how best to maintain the field, my football feelers...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:53 AM
I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...