| Aug 27, 2008
| 8:41 PM
After disposing of Pittsburgh 2-0 Wednesday to sweep the series at PNC Park, the Cubs begin a stretch that will test their character, perseverance and overall strength.
Starting with Thursday night's game against Philadelphia at Wrigley Field, the Cubs...
| Aug 28, 2008
| 10:49 PM
After turning 65 Thursday, Cubs manager Lou Piniella had but one birthday request.
"Get a win," Piniella said late Thursday afternoon. "That's it."
Before the game against the Phillies, Piniella was happy to receive a commemorative bottle of sake from...
| Aug 29, 2008
Let's go to the tape
By Childs Walker
Too often in this life, we ignore chances to make modest improvements because we're waiting for the perfect solution. I'm glad baseball didn't make that mistake with instant replay.
Instead, commissioner Bud Selig...
| Aug 29, 2008
| 7:46 PM
Lou Piniella is from the old school, so when he was asked if his Cubs might be a team of destiny, he went back to the ABC's of baseball:
"I don't believe in destiny. I believe in good pitching and good defense and timely hitting. That's destiny. You do...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2008
| 8:21 PM
The other side of the Cubs, the one Wrigley Field fans haven't seen much of this season, suddenly appeared at the end of August against a team they might face again in October.
Forced to use an emergency replacement in a tired rotation and failing to...
| Sep 1, 2008
| 7:59 PM
Houston right-hander Roy Oswalt joined the conga line of opposing starters who've managed to shut down the Cubs in the last week, turning the league's top-ranked offense into a popgun attack Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Oswalt pitched 81/3...
| Sep 2, 2008
Boston short on pitching
By Dan Connolly
Tradition and fan support don't win league pennants.
And, the way things look, the Red Sox do not have the pitching to guarantee a spot in the World Series, especially if Josh Beckett isn't...
| 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—...