| Aug 24, 2008
| 5:41 PM
Ryan Dempster got used to pitching in heavy humidity in Florida early in his career, while Rich Harden grew accustomed to pitching in cool, dry weather during his days in Oakland.
So perhaps it was a good omen that the hot, sticky weather Dempster...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2008
| 9:48 PM
It was another adventuresome night for Carlos Zambrano, who Tuesday night became the unofficial league-leader in water cooler tossing, extended his RBI streak to eight games and failed to last five innings for the second time in August.
| Aug 27, 2008
| 11:56 AM
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It was a tough night for a dugout Gatorade cooler. They got roughed up harder than the Pirates' bullpen.
Carlos Zambrano, Craig Hansen and a bunch of his Pittsburgh teammates all took turns beating the...
| Aug 30, 2008
| 8:17 PM
It was a very rare scene in the Cubs' clubhouse Saturday: Quiet.
Usually the stereo is blaring and players are jabbering at each other. But here it was eerily subdued, because the Cubs (gasp) lost a home game.
It doesn't happen very often, just 17 times...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 10:43 PM
The Cubs' problems have gone from bad to worse as Carlos Zambrano's arm has gone from "tired" to iffy.
Zambrano left Tuesday night's 9-7, 11-inning loss to Houston after five innings and 86 pitches and "told pitching coach [Larry Rothschild] he wasn't...
| Sep 5, 2008
| 8:13 PM
Cubs' manager Lou Piniella and coach Matt Sinatro got lost driving from Chicago to Cincinnati Friday.
They might wish they had kept going because right now their entire team looks lost, and while the meandering tour of Ohio might have been good for...
| Sep 6, 2008
| 10:40 PM
Having seen all he could take after six straight losses, Cubs manager Lou Piniella shook up his lineup and issued a warning of other changes to come.
Now, after Saturday night, he can't wait to see more.
Hitting a season-high five home runs—...
| Sep 9, 2008
| 11:11 PM
Lou Piniella's fuse has been getting shorter and shorter as the Cubs' September slump grows longer and longer, and he finally erupted on Tuesday after his club's latest meltdown.
After St. Louis came back from a three-run deficit to notch a 4-3 victory...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:29 PM
Immediately after finishing off the game of his life, Carlos Zambrano got down on one knee and thrust his arms toward the sky.
The emotional right-hander threw the Cubs' first no-hitter in 36 years Sunday night, a 5-0 win over Houston at Miller Park in...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:23 PM
When Geoff Blum sent a line drive toward the right-field line leading off the eighth inning Sunday night, the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano feared his no-hit bid was over.
"I thought that ball was falling," he said.
But right fielder Mark DeRosa raced toward...