| May 10, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Why can't Carlos Marmol find his arm slot or confidence at Des Moines instead of ruining outstanding jobs by Cubs starting pitchers, as if they don't have enough problems with no offensive support. If I was Ryan Dempster I'd punch Dale Sveum in the nose....
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Dale Sveum will not be doing two shows a night at Zanies. That much we know. That much was evident in his introductory press conference as the Cubs’ new manager.
Yeah, well, fine. Stand-up comedy isn't his job. Standing up to the dog attitude of...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:06 PM
There was still ivy on its walls the last time he put a uniform on in this Midwest city.
In fact it was only about two miles away from where Ryne Sandberg was sitting in the first base dugout at Victory Field on Monday afternoon.
"It was the old stadium...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:40 PM
Where the next curse is
The Cubs are bedeviled by the most hideous curse in sports, so what do they need? A manager who has proven he can break such things. There are only two out there who have proven then can win with...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Tip to Theo Epstein: Don’t call your new team the “Cubbies.’’
It’s lame and reeks of carpet-bagging. It sounds as if you’re here for some easy cash and looking to cross another item off your bucket list....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 8:52 PM
The Kansas City Royals have gone through some lean years since winning the World Series in 1985. A big reason for those struggles was a series of personnel decisions that sent Royal favorites on to future stardom. Here's a look at the Top 10 "Royals...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Now that the Cubs have been mathematically eliminated from 2012 and 2013 postseason contention, how bare do you see Theo Epstein stripping the Cubs? Is he going to trade everything of value (Matt Garza, Geovany Soto), pay large chunks of salary (Alfonso...
| 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...
| May 23, 2007
| 10:38 PM
Lou Piniella is so conditioned to hearing the same questions after a Cubs' defeat that he begins answering them before they are asked.
So after the Cubs botched several scoring opportunities Wednesday night in a 2-1 loss to San Diego, Piniella knew...
| May 16, 2007
| 10:47 PM
Lou Piniella was complaining the other day about the Cubs' penchant for playing well one day and looking helpless the next.
"You can't have these hills and valleys we're in," he said.
But one night after a 10-run outburst, the Cubs were limited to two...
| May 17, 2007
| 6:53 PM
One relies on power, the other on precision. One predicted a Cy Young season, the other only that he would do the best he could. One is a hulking right-hander from South America, the other a mid-sized left-hander from Middle America.