| 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...
| Jun 17, 2009
A New York Times report that Sammy Sosa tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 reverberated through the White Sox and Cubs clubhouses before Tuesday's postponed opener of the City Series.
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, who was Sosa's...
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2009
In the top of the seventh inning Wednesday, it was hard to tell whether there were more White Sox fans in Wrigley Field or whether silent bats had put Cubs fans to sleep.
So when the White Sox's Chris Getz came charging from third base and Scott...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2009
If the Cubs win the National League Central by one game over the Cardinals, both teams can look back to a sunny April 17 afternoon at Wrigley Field that can be described only as wacky and backward.
Not quite the way manager Lou Piniella had it drawn up....
| Apr 19, 2009
It was getting late, and besides, Aramis Ramirez was becoming concerned about that big zero by his name.
"I told (manager Lou Piniella) I was worried — I've never been 0-for-6 before," Ramirez said. "I had to do something. I was thinking about...