| Jul 2, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- Lou Piniella finally blew his top Wednesday night at PNC Park, putting an end to the long-running story line about his alleged lack of fire.
Piniella proved he still can emote with the best of them during a sixth-inning ejection in the...
| Aug 27, 2009
A cool wind blowing in from the north Wednesday night brought a late September feel to Wrigley Field.
While the calendar says there's still more than a month to go before the Cubs season ends, the chilly weather and the team's late-summer free fall...
| Aug 28, 2009
When Milton Bradley grounded out with the tying run on second in the ninth inning of Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Nationals, the game ended.
But the real story was just beginning because Bradley refused to let it end.
The Bradley saga took another strange...
| Jun 6, 2009
CINCINNATI -- The yin and yang of Carlos Zambrano has been on full display over the last 10 days.
The rogue warrior who smashes Gatorade dispensers and blows off team charters was absent Friday night at Great American Ball Park, replaced by the...
| Jun 10, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ted Lilly came out to pitch the second inning Tuesday night with the front of his jersey caked in dirt after he had made a headfirst slide into third base for his first career triple.
As fashion statements go, it was certainly one of the...
| Jun 11, 2009
HOUSTON -- A controversy-free day for Carlos Zambrano is as rare as a Chicago winter without potholes.
In the last two weeks, Zambrano has smashed a Gatorade dispenser, bumped an umpire, received a six-game suspension, missed the team charter and...
| Jun 12, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ryan Theriot sounded like Lou Piniella on Thursday after the Cubs dropped another agonizing, extra-inning game on the final day of their three-city trip.
"I'm kind of like Lou," he said. "I don't really have an answer right now. I wish I did."...
| Jun 13, 2009
The picture -- Milton Bradley with hands on his head -- captured a moment but could have encapsulated his career in Chicago.
And for the fans, especially the 41,509 Friday at Wrigley Field, it's right back at you, Milton. Kind of like the...
| Nov 28, 2007
There is no prescribed path, no blueprint Mike Hargrove can give Joe Gibbs. Dealing with death in sports is not in any coaching manual.
In the aftermath of the shooting death of Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor, Gibbs has to pull his shattered team together...
| Apr 14, 2009
When Ted Lilly entered the seventh inning of the Cubs' home opener Monday with a no-hitter intact, the remnants of the 40,077 human popsicles who ventured out to Wrigley Field were starting to think they were witnessing history.
Lilly had been...